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A perceived ‘war on police’ (Feb. 20, 2024)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Early voting begins for the March primary election, and we preview what's on the ballot. Then, we discover what a sociologist learned from spending more than a thousand hours riding with police officers around the country. And we reflect on the film "Reality Bites" 30 years after its premiere and discuss what it had to say about Gen X -- and about Houston, the city where it was filmed.

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Candidate Interview: Kim Ogg (Feb. 12, 2024)

Posted on · On Monday's show: Ahead of next month’s primary election, we talk with Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, who’s facing a re-election primary challenge. Then, as the PBS series Gospel airs this week, we talk about some influential Houston artists who've contributed to the genre. And Meg Tapp of The Garden Club of Houston answers listener questions.

Sheila Jackson Lee and Amanda Edwards

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Amanda Edwards outraised Sheila Jackson Lee by more than 10-to-1 in the last quarter, FEC filings reveal

Posted on · Former Houston City Council Member Edwards raised nearly $272,000 towards her bid for the Democratic nomination in Texas’ 18th Congressional District in the final three months of 2023. Congresswoman Jackson Lee raised just $23,000.

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

Posted on · 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.

Harris County Clerk Hudspeth

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Harris County leaders expected to sign off on joint primary election at Thursday meeting

Posted on · Harris County Clerk Teneshia Hudspeth said the political party leaders’ agreement to a joint primary saved the county from a disastrous shortage of voting equipment on Election Day.

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