From Left to Right: (Top Left- Blues Artist Gatemouth Brown, Bottom Left - Blues singer Jewel Brown, Center- When Houston Had The Blues Film Poster with Little Richard and Grady Gaines, Top Right - Blues singer Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton, Bottom Left - Blues artist Clifton Chenier and Lightin' Hopkins)

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I SEE U, Episode 95: Houston’s Emancipation Street Blues with Documentarian Drew Barnett-Hamilton

Posted on · For a project originally intended to focus on Third Ward’s Eldorado Ballroom, producer Drew Barnett-Hamilton decided to dive deeper into the cultural history of the blues and capture Houston’s distinct role in defining this revolutionary sound in popular Black music on film.

Award-winning Blues Artist Ruthie Foster

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I SEE U, Episode 77: The Thrill is Ruthie Foster [Encore]

Posted on · Four-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and Navy veteran, Ruthie Foster speaks candidly about how the U.S. military served as an escape for her and many others in sparsely populated areas who simply desired so much more out of life. his episode is an encore of the March 4, 2023 original broadcast.

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Voting rights in Texas (June 9, 2023)

Posted on · On Friday's show: The Supreme Court issued a surprise decision striking down Alabama’s Congressional maps for minimizing Black voters’ influence to one district. Could there be implications for Texas?

Texas Blues Artist, Ruthie Foster.

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I SEE U, Episode 77: The Thrill is Ruthie Foster

Posted on · Four-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and Navy veteran, Ruthie Foster speaks candidly about how the U.S. military served as an escape for her and many others in sparsely populated areas who simply desired so much more out of life.

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Delay in Harris County’s primary vote count (March 3, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Harris County failed to finish the election count on time — a claim the elections administrator denies. So, what's going on and what does it mean? Plus, a conversation with the new chair of the Metro board, and remembering Houston blues musician and band leader Milton Hopkins.

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The Peterson Brothers, Prodigies of Texas Blues, Perform in Studio

Posted on · Brothers Glenn Peterson (age 19) and Alex Peterson (age 17) grew up in Bastrop, Texas, where at a very young age they were introduced to the music of Earth, Wind & Fire, The Isley Brothers, The Brothers Johnson and B.B. King. Since becoming musical prodigies in Texas blues, soul and funk, the brothers have racked […]

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