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Political roundup: Trump in court (again) and races for Houston Mayor and Controller

We walk through developments in local, state and national politics in this week’s political roundup.


Houston Matters Political Roundup


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It’s always on Tuesdays. Weird.

Election days aside, it just seems as if – and for no particular reason – really big developments in politics tend to occur on Tuesdays. That is why Houston Matters’ Wednesday political roundup tends to be so timely!

On today’s roundup, we discuss former President Donald Trump pleading not guilty to 37 federal counts brought over his handing of classified documents. (Boxes of them, allegedly intentionally hidden from investigators, allegedly shared with people who lacked clearance).

Tuesday's federal court proceeding occurred just three months after a state criminal indictment. In between, there was a five-million-dollar civil judgement against Trump over sexual abuse. There are two other criminal investigations in progress. All the while, he is running again for President, and is the front runner for the GOP nod.

In the audio above, we discuss that, the latest in the Houston mayor’s race, why the race for Houston Controller should get more attention, and other developments in local, state, and national politics.

This week’s guests are Renee Cross, senior director and researcher at the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston, and Mark Jones, political science fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

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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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