Houston Matters

Full Show: DOJ Suing The City, And UH Chancellor Renu Khator (March 1, 2018)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: We learn about a DOJ lawsuit against the City of Houston. UH Chancellor Renu Khator answers your questions. We learn how the Great Migration helped and hurt African Americans. And a concert combines classical music with elements of a murder mystery.

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: The Justice Department is suing the City of Houston over allegations of sex discrimination and retaliation within the fire department. St. John Barned-Smith with the Houston Chronicle lays out the allegations and their impact on the department. It’s the first lawsuit under the DOJ’s new initiative to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.

Also this hour: University of Houston Chancellor Renu Khator joins us to share her vision for the future of the university and to answer your questions.

Then: We learn how African American migration to the north in the 1900s during the Great Migration brought new job opportunities to that community — but also created discrimination and stereotypes that still persist today.

And Joshua Zinn tells us about a concert combining classical music with elements of a murder mystery.

WATCH: Today’s Houston Matters 360-Degree Facebook Live Video

We offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps.