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“Talk of the Town”: Dealing with Grief, the SAG-AFTRA Strike, Prime Day, and More

Our panel of guests share their thoughts on trending and recently covered topics.


Striking writers and actors take part in a rally outside Paramount studios in Los Angeles on Friday, July 14, 2023. This marks the first day actors formally joined the picket lines, more than two months after screenwriters began striking in their bid to get better pay and working conditions.


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It's time for another "Talk of the Town!" For the full hour, our panel of guests share their perspectives on trending headlines and topics recently covered on Town Square with Ernie Manouse.

Today's panel consists of Second Baptist Church pastor Dr. Ben Young, First Assistant County Attorney for Harris County Jay Aiyer, and The Ensemble Theatre's Artistic Director Eileen Morris.

Our guests share their thoughts on topics including how to deal with grief when losing a loved one, the SAG-AFTRA strike and what effects it will have on the film industry, the uses of ChatGPT, and the excitement around the deals of Amazon Prime Day earlier this week.

Plus, the panel weighs in on recently covered show discussions, including the "American Dream", the books they're reading, show's they're streaming, and the Emmy nominations.



Dr. Ben Young

Jay Aiyer

  • First Assistant County Attorney, Harris County
  • Former Co-host, Party Politics

Eileen Morris

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