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First-ever joint primary election (Jan. 18, 2024)

On Thursday’s show: Harris County election officials held tests on this week to prepare for the March primary election. We learn what that entails and discuss the dynamics of the county’s first-ever joint primary this year.

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On Thursday’s show: Harris County election officials held tests on Wednesday to prepare for the March primary election. We learn what that entails and discuss the dynamics of the county’s first-ever joint primary between both the Republican and Democratic parties this year.

Also this hour: A coalition of nonprofits is planning to transform a building in Fort Worth that was once the state headquarters for the Ku Klux Klan into a cultural center and “safe space” for the community. One of the leaders of those efforts talks about the building’s history and future plans for it in an excerpt from this week’s edition of I See U with Eddie Robinson.

Then, Houston and Dallas both have been reporting declines in the number of homeless people in their communities, while other cities don't seem to report the same kinds of successes. What are Houston and Dallas doing differently — or are they overstating their successes?

And a new performance called Can We Know the Sound of Forgiveness fuses writing, art, music, and dance to explore the concept of forgiveness, and our relationship with the earth. Features Tierra composed by Gabriela Ortiz and a workshop performance by The Crossing, conducted by Donald Nally

 

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