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The 28th Amendment and a Death Salon: Friday’s Show (September 16, 2016)

Today we observe National Constitution Day and ask you to tell us what’s so important to you that you would want it added to the U.S. Constitution as the 28th Amendment. Among the 27 Amendments in place are the first ten, aka the Bill of Rights, which address matters ranging from speech to religion to guns. […]

28th Amendment Banner - MHagertyToday we observe National Constitution Day and ask you to tell us what’s so important to you that you would want it added to the U.S. Constitution as the 28th Amendment. Among the 27 Amendments in place are the first ten, aka the Bill of Rights, which address matters ranging from speech to religion to guns. The other 17 include one dedicated to abolishing slavery, others ensure voting rights, one established Prohibition and another repealed it.

Last year (July 23, 2015), many of your fellow Houstonians offered compelling suggestions. We hope you share your ideas at talk@houstonmatters.org. Or call during the show to 713-440-8870. We’ll then discuss them with political scientist Jon Taylor from the University of St. Thomas, and Emily Berman, who teaches Constitutional law at the University of Houston Law Center. 

Also this hour:

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Houston News

A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. On this edition we discuss Mayor Sylvester Turner wanting voters to end the Houston revenue cap, and a fashion designer creating Houston-themed clothing for her spring collection. Our panelists are: blogger and Androvett legal consultant Mary FloodOff the Kuff political blogger Charles Kuffner, and Tamara Tabo, who writes about the law and politics at AboveTheLaw.com.

A Death Salon in Houston Encourages Conversation About Mortality

This weekend, the Aurora Picture Show hosts a film festival…about death. The event is organized by Death Salon, an initiative that encourages conversations on mortality and mourning. We learn more from Megan Rosenbloom, director of the Death Salon.

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