Houston Matters

Age restrictions for buying guns, and playwright Ken Ludwig reimagines his first hit (Sept. 16, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Why we won't see new numbers on maternal mortality rates. Then, we discuss whether age restrictions for purchasing assault-style guns could pass Constitutional muster. And playwright Ken Ludwig explains why he rewrote one of his most successful plays with women in the lead roles.

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Guns

Montgomery County youth softball league amends ‘gun raffle’ after complaint

Posted on · The South Montgomery Girls Softball League is now offering gift cards to a gun and ammunition store as well as a sporting goods store as prizes for its fall raffle fundraiser, instead of an assault rifle and pistol, according to information posted on its website.

Houston Matters

What it would take to bring Brittney Griner home, and Indian composer and violinist L. Subramaniam (Aug. 5, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: An international relations expert explains what it might take for the United States to arrange for Griner's release after her guilty verdict and sentencing. Then, we discuss how a recent ruling limiting the EPA's power might affect Houston. And Indian composer and violinist L. Subramaniam talks about his concert in Houston this weekend celebrating 75 years of Indian independence.

Politics

After Uvalde school shooting, Beto O’Rourke renews calls to ban assault weapons

Posted on · O’Rourke became known on the presidential campaign trail for his “Hell yes” promise to ban assault weapons. He’s been less vocal about the policy in his run for governor but this week, after the school shooting in Uvalde, he’s been newly assertive about the issue.