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New Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo: Tuesday’s Show (January 10, 2017)

Posted on · Mayor Sylvester Turner appointed Art Acevedo as Houston’s new police chief in November. Chief Acevedo has spent over 30 years with law enforcement, including 20 with the California Highway Patrol and most recently ten on Austin’s police force. Now he has become the chief of the country’s fifth-largest police force. Acevedo faces numerous challenges at the […]

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What the Civil War Can Teach Us About Treating Today’s Veterans

Posted on · A new book from Sam Houston State University Professor Brian Jordan examines the challenges Union veterans faced at the completion of the Civil War, and how those challenges continue for today’s men and women in the armed forces. We talk with Dr. Jordan about his book, Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War.  […]

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Who Was Dick Dowling And Should Dowling Street Be Renamed?

Posted on · Earlier this month, State Rep. Garnet Coleman announced the beginning of an effort to change the name of Houston’s Dowling Street to Emancipation Avenue. Dowling Street was named after Richard “Dick” Dowling, who fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War. But who exactly was Dick Dowling? Dr. Caleb McDaniel, associate professor of history at Rice […]

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Should Houston Schools Named After Confederate Figures Change Their Names?

Posted on · Earlier this year, HISD unveiled new mascots at four district schools, as part of a policy banning mascots deemed culturally offensive. But it’s not just mascots that can offend some Houstonians. Some question whether schools here should be named after figures from Confederate history – examples include Lee High School, named after General Robert E. Lee. […]