Houston Matters

Monday’s Houston Matters: Women’s Suffrage Centennial, And Having Difficult Conversations About Race (July 6, 2020)

On Monday’s show: An update on COVID-19, recent unemployment numbers, reflecting on women’s fight for voting rights 100 years later, and writer Ijeoma Oluo discusses her book, So You Want To Talk About Race.

On Monday’s Houston Matters: We get an update on the COVID-19 situation in Greater Houston from Dr. Umair Shah, director of Harris County Public Health.

And we discuss the latest unemployment numbers in the region.

Also this hour: This year marks 100 years since women successfully fought for the right to vote. We learn about The Vote, a new two-part PBS documentary from American Experience airing Monday and Tuesday nights at 8 on Houston Public Media, TV 8. And local historian Betty Chapman tells us about the suffrage movement in Houston.

And writer Ijeoma Oluo discusses her book, So You Want To Talk About Race.

Subscribe to Today in Houston

Fill out the form below to subscribe our new daily editorial newsletter from the HPM Newsroom.

* required


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


Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

More Information