Houston Matters

Full Show: Teachers Protest Potential State Takeover, Free Speech On Campus, & Houston Bugs (Aug. 22, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Teachers rally against a potential state takeover of HISD, a new free speech law for Texas colleges, a local bug expert answers your questions, and singer Martha Davis talks about her career.

Podcast

Party Politics, Special Live Edition Ep. 37: Voting, Freedom Of Speech And Lone Star College Tomball

Posted on · “Everyone says everything is bigger in Texas, that is not true when it comes to voting” – Brandon Rottinghaus, co-host of Party Politics, on low voter turnout in Texas, about 43% in 2016.

Houston Matters

Should Expression on Campus Be Limited to Free Speech Zones?

Posted on · A young Blinn College student named Nicole Sanders wanted to start a student organization to advocate for gun rights on the Brenham campus. She was told she could only “engage in expressive activity” in a designated “free speech zone,” which is roughly the size of a parking spot. Add this to other “free speech” questions […]

Full Show

Free Speech on Campus and the Right to Hunt and Fish: Friday’s Show (May 29, 2015)

Posted on · A young Blinn College student named Nicole Sanders wanted to start a student organization to advocate for gun rights on the Brenham campus. She was told she could only “engage in expressive activity” in a designated “free speech zone,” which is roughly the size of a parking spot. Add this to other “free speech” questions […]

Houston Matters

Are Threatening Rap Lyrics Protected by Free Speech?

Posted on · Historically, courts have held that the First Amendment protects a broad range of expression, even offensive speech. But in recent years, there have been cases where such language – in the form of rap lyrics – has been introduced in criminal proceedings. The Supreme Court will rule soon in one such case – Elonis v. […]