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Your Questions for the Mayor: Friday’s Show (April 10, 2015)

Houston Mayor Annise Parker joins us to field your questions on today’s Houston Matters. While she does so from time to time, this will be her first visit of 2015. Among the developments since her last appearance in November of 2014: The rejection of one Houston Equal Rights Ordinance petition challenge was heard in court, […]

Houston Mayor Annise Parker joins us to field your questions on today’s Houston Matters. While she does so from time to time, this will be her first visit of 2015. Among the developments since her last appearance in November of 2014: The rejection of one Houston Equal Rights Ordinance petition challenge was heard in court, while another collection of signatures was rejected out of hand just this week for including too few signatures. Also, an Uber driver recently charged with sexual assault was operating without a city permit — raising questions about the app-based paid ride service’s procedures. And the Mayor and the City Council continue to wrestle with whether and how to change the City Charter.

We talk with Mayor Parker about these and other developments of recent months, and welcome your questions for Mayor Parker about anything related to the city of Houston.

Also this hour: 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 Friday panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. On today's panel: Houston Chronicle writer and Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me! panelist Kyrie O'Connor, Texas Leftist blogger Wayne Ashley ...and Russ Capper, founder and host of The Business Makers Radio Show and The Energy Makers Show. They’ll contemplate The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Texas lawmakers contemplating moving the state’s Public Integrity Unit out of Austin, how a Grand Prairie man wound up in jail for failing to pay fines incurred for not taking care of his lawn, and what to make of a planned “venti”-sized Starbucks in downtown Houston.

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Craig Cohen

Craig Cohen

Executive Producer/Host, Houston Matters

Craig Cohen is the executive producer and host of Houston Matters, which airs weekday mornings at 9:00 on Houston Public Media, News 88.7 FM. Craig is a 20+ year veteran of broadcast journalism. He's spent the bulk of his career in public media, in roles ranging from programmer and manager,...

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