Town Square

The Essential Dick Gregory, and a fresh perspective on the Civil Rights Movement

Posted on · Christian Gregory shares how his father used his comedic skills as a form of activism, and author Thomas E. Ricks offers insight into the strategic planning of the Civil Rights Movement.

Actress and author Karyn Parsons


I SEE U, Episode 63: The Fresh Prince in Black & White

Posted on · Author and actress Karyn Parsons Rockwell shares her unguarded story of raising biracial children as well as the struggles that parents, even mixed-race teenagers, experience while struggling with issues centered around race and cultural identity.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Sen. Ted Cruz Candidate Interview, and Activist DeRay Mckesson (Sept. 13, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: HISD could disband its special education committee this week. Sen. Ted Cruz answers listener questions. Activist DeRay Mckesson discusses his work. And a new book reflects on contemporary art in Houston.

Houston Matters

How Activism in Houston Has Changed Since Paul Broussard’s Murder

Posted on · Recently, Houston Public Media's Ernie Manouse joined us to briefly discuss the story of Paul Broussard, a Houston-area banker who was murdered 25 years ago. The murder occurred not far from a Houston nightclub in what was then considered a gay-bashing incident by nine high school students and one 22-year-old. How the city responded — […]

Full Show

Gun Control Debate and Eradicating Mosquitoes: Wednesday’s Show (June 22, 2016)

Posted on · Four different gun-control measures failed to pass the U.S. Senate Monday (June 20, 2016). The measures, in response to the deadly Orlando nightclub mass shooting, came from both sides of the aisle. They included proposed changes to background checks for gun purchases, expanding background checks to include private sales of firearms at gun shows and […]

Houston Matters

Exhibit Turns Row Houses Into Art Installations — and Centers for Activism

Posted on · Project Row Houses is known for combining community activism with art. Their non-traditional exhibition spaces – located not in the tony museum district but in Third Ward row houses – allow artists and curators to play with themes you might not see in a gallery. Their newest exhibition turns seven different row houses each into […]

Houston Matters

How Two Friends Became Activists Together On Campus

Posted on · With protests from the University of Missouri to Yale, race has become one of the biggest issues on college campuses this year. It's been fueled by racially charged incidents as well as broader questions about access and inclusion in higher education. The Black Lives Matter movement has also added to the changing climate. Two college […]

Houston Matters

Activists Discuss LGBT Issues in Advance of Houston Conference

Posted on · Later this week, Houston will host the Creating Change 2014 Conference. It’s the largest national gathering of activists, organizers and leaders in the LGBT movement. In advance of the conference, we explore developments in city and statewide policies impacting the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community, including non-discrimination, same sex marriage, and adoption. We hear your questions for Daniel […]

Houston Matters

What Issues Would Make Houstonians Take to the Streets and March?

Posted on · It's Martin Luther King Day, a day in which we remember and appreciate the civil rights pioneer, and what he stood for. While Dr. King was already well known in many circles prior to the event, for many, he first came to national prominence in 1963 during the March on Washington, as he delivered his […]