This article is over 3 years old

Houston Matters

Full Show: DA Ogg Requests Additional Funds To Hire Prosecutors, And Why We Are Emotionally Attached To Local Brands (June 25, 2019)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: The Harris County Commissioners Court considers DA Ogg’s request for additional prosecutors, and we discuss why we’re emotionally attached to local brands, and the evolution of language.


To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:

<iframe src="" style="height: 115px; width: 100%;"></iframe>

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg wants money to hire additional prosecutors and investigators. Harris County Commissioners Court is considering her request. Ogg joins us to explain exactly what she wants to do.

And, the last time Ogg sought more prosecutors was in February when she requested an additional $20 million to do so. Commissioners turned her down. But that was then – this is now – and the request today is for far less. We hear more from reporter Keri Blakinger who covers criminal justice for the Houston Chronicle.

Also this hour: We discuss why we become so emotionally attached to brands and chains, and the "sense of place" they can create.

Then, we welcome your questions, comments and examples of the ever-changing world of the English language.

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

Today in Houston Newsletter Signup
We're in the process of transitioning services for our Today in Houston newsletter. If you'd like to sign up now, fill out the form below and we will add you as soon as we finish the transition. **Please note** If you are already signed up for the newsletter, you do not need to sign up again. Your subscription will be migrated over.


This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast

  • Subscribe on Apple Podcasts
  • Subscribe on Google Podcasts
  • Subscribe on Spotify
  • Subscribe on Stitcher
  • Subscribe on TuneIn
  • Subscribe on iHeart
  • Subscribe on Pandora
  • Subscribe on RadioPublic
  • Subscribe on Pocket Casts
  • Subscribe on Overcast
  • Subscribe on Amazon Music
  • Subscribe via RSS