Houston Matters

Lucio execution on hold, and a Holocaust survivor’s story (April 26, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted a stay of execution to Melissa Lucio, who was set to be executed later this week. Also, we get an update on several recent technology stories. And Ruth Steinfeld shares her story of surviving a concentration camp and starting a new life in Houston.

The Death Penalty

Supreme Court conservatives are skeptical on spiritual advisers in death chamber

Posted on · The subject has, at times, divided the court's conservative majority and it has also at times embarrassed the court, as minority religious advisers have sometimes been excluded from the chamber.

Town Square

Sister Helen Prejean Condemns The Politics Of “Administering Death”

Posted on · Sister Helen Prejean's memoir, River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey, reflects on relationships that shaped her relationship to spirituality, introduced her to activism against the death penalty, and challenged her spiritual vocation.