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Texas Democratic Convention & Ask the Pediatrician: Tuesday’s Show (June 21, 2016)

Texas Democrats haven’t elected a candidate to statewide office since 1994. The last Democratic presidential candidate to carry Texas was Jimmy Carter in 1976. But at last week’s state convention, the party’s leadership seemed optimistic that Texas Democrats are nearing the end of their years in the wilderness. News 88.7’s politics and government reporter Andrew […]

Workers at the 2016 Texas Democratic Convention in San Antonio. Photo: Andrew Schneider, Houston Public MediaTexas Democrats haven’t elected a candidate to statewide office since 1994. The last Democratic presidential candidate to carry Texas was Jimmy Carter in 1976. But at last week’s state convention, the party’s leadership seemed optimistic that Texas Democrats are nearing the end of their years in the wilderness. News 88.7’s politics and government reporter Andrew Schneider reported from the Texas Democratic Convention last week (and he reported from the GOP state convention last month in Dallas as well).

On this edition of Houston Matters, he joins us to discuss what he’s hearing from both Democrats and Republicans in the Lone Star State about the presidential race, down ballot races and whether the changing face of Texas will ultimately lead to any change in politics here in 2016.

Also this hour:

Human Trafficking Strategic Plan

We learn about the City of Houston’s new Anti-Human Trafficking Strategic Plan from Minal Patel Davis, the city’s special advisor on human trafficking.

Ask the Pediatrician

We welcome your questions for pediatrician Dr. Mfon Ekong, assistant professor of pediatrics at UT Health and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Any question you might ask your own family doctor about the health and well-being of your children will be welcome.

Filmmaker Katie Cokinos

Director Katie Cokinos talks about being a woman in the film industry making movies about strong female characters. Her first feature film is called I Dream Too Much.

Houston Matters offers a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps.

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