Mayor Sylvester Turner addressing Prairie View A&M University summer 2023 graduates.

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Mayor Sylvester Turner criticizes state takeover of Houston ISD during Prairie View A&M commencement speech

Posted on · Turner has four months left as mayor, and said he assumed he would not have to wage anymore political battles and speak out. But he said he owes it to his parents to speak against changes happening in HISD.


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Campus diversity after affirmative action (June 30, 2023)

Posted on · On Friday's show: The U.S. Supreme Court struck down affirmative action in college admissions. Where does that leave local institutions in their efforts to sustain diverse campuses?


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Houston-area officials say Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision a ‘profound setback’

Posted on · The decision could end the ability of colleges and universities, public and private, to do what most say they still need to do: consider race as one of many factors in deciding which of the qualified applicants is to be admitted.


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SCOTUS on affirmative action, and UH-Downtown President Loren Blanchard (Nov. 1, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: The Supreme Court is considering affirmative action, we hear from incumbent County Judge Lina Hidalgo, we'll meet the President of UH-Downtown, and we learn about music in "just intonation."


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Full Show: Affirmative Action Rescinded, And Millennials (July 17, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We talk with a parent of Santa Fe High School about receiving metal detectors at the school, and News 88.7 Allison Lee checks up on allegations of mistreatment of migrants at the border. We discuss concerns about the relevance and future of affirmative action in college admissions, Millennials talk about what makes their generation unique, then we talk about addiction on college campuses and how students can get help.

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