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Mayor Whitmire’s first 30 days (Feb. 9, 2024)

On Friday’s show: We reflect on Mayor John Whitmire’s first 30 days in office and the significant leadership changes that have come with it. Then, we discuss yet another initiative that aims to “turn Texas blue.” And we consider The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

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On Friday’s show: It’s been just over 30 days since John Whitmire was inaugurated as Mayor of the City of Houston, and there have already been a significant series of leadership changes across city departments. Yilun Cheng of the Houston Chronicle discusses those changes and whether the new mayor has started to deliver on his campaign pledge of focusing on public safety, infrastructure, and city services.

Also this hour: As we’ve entered another election cycle, another political action committee is trying to "turn Texas blue." It's been 34 years now since a Democrat won a statewide race in Texas. And yet, every election year somebody comes along with the goal of shifting Texas from Republican to Democratic rule. So, is anything different in 2024 or are Texas Democrats just setting themselves up for another disappointment?

Then, we consider The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

And what do "The Three Little Pigs" and Shakespeare's "Macbeth" have in common? Catastrophic Theatre's latest production, It Is Magic, has the answer.


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