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Remembering Texas Feminist Sissy Farenthold (Sept. 28, 2021)

On Tuesday’s show: Paying homage to a prominent Texas feminist, a conversation with City Councilmember Martha Castex-Tatum, and the nation’s reckoning with Confederate monuments.


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On Tuesday’s show: We remember Sissy Farenthold, one of the most prominent feminists in the Lone Star state and the nation. She died Sunday at age 94.

Also this hour: Houston City Councilmember Martha Castex-Tatum answers questions about issues facing the city.

Then, Connor Towne O’Neill, one of the producers of the NPR podcast White Lies, discusses his book Down Along with That Devil’s Bones. It examines the nation's reckoning with Confederate monuments through the lens of the fight over monuments to one particular figure from the Civil War: Nathan Bedford Forrest. O’Neill will speak at a virtual event with Blue Willow Bookshop Thursday night.

And we learn more about the Fort Bend County Fair.

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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.

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