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Talk of the Town: President Trump’s Legal Troubles, the 2024 Presidential Race, The Tony Awards, Summer Entertainment, and More

Our panel of guests weigh in on a myriad of the latest trending topics.


This image, contained in the indictment against former President Donald Trump, shows boxes of records in a storage room at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., that were photographed on Nov. 12, 2021. Trump is facing 37 felony charges related to the mishandling of classified documents according to an indictment unsealed Friday, June 9, 2023.


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First, we are joined by Dr. Brandon Rottinghaus to discuss the latest on former President Donald Trump's indictment on federal charges related to his mishandling of classified documents.

Then, we shift to our new series "Talk of the Town", where our panel of guests share their thoughts on trending topics in the news and recently-covered topics on Town Square.

Today's panel consists of University of Houston-Downtown Assistant Professor in Business Law, Dietrich von Biedenfeld, J.D., Professor of Infectious Diseases at UTMB Health Dr. Susan McLellan, and Carver High School Theatre Director Roshunda Jones-Koumba.

The panel discusses several topics ranging from political news, including former President Trump's legal troubles and the 2024 Presidential Race, to medical topics such as artificial sweeteners and Ozempic, and Houston ISD's new leadership.

Plus, the panel also discusses media and entertainment topics such as the upcoming Tony Awards, the 2023 Writers' Strike, and summer movie releases.



Dr. Brandon Rottinghaus

  • Professor of Political Science, University of Houston
  • Co-Host of "Party Politics"

Dietrich von Biedenfeld, J.D.

  • Assistant Professor in Business Law, Marilyn Davies College of Business at University of Houston Downtown

Dr. Susan McLellan

  • Professor of Infectious Diseases, UTMB Health
  • Director, Special Pathogens Excellence in Clinical Treatment, Readiness, and Education (SPECTRE)

Roshunda Jones-Koumba

  • Carver High School Theatre Director, Aldine ISD
  • Tony Award Winner for Excellence in Theatre Education

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