Houston Matters

State Rep. Gene Wu Addresses Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans (March 23, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: The latest on sexual assault allegations against Deshaun Watson, State Rep. Gene Wu answers your questions, we reflect on the women of the Bush family, and how music venues are returning to staging concerts.

Criminal Justice

Activists And Lawmakers Call On Texas Leaders To Condemn The Rise Of Racism Against Asian Communities

Posted on · A national group monitoring violence and discrimination against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities has logged almost 4,000 incidents during the pandemic. Six of the eight people killed in the Atlanta area Tuesday were of Asian descent, raising suspicions of a hate crime.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Synagogue Shooting Reaction, and Rwandan Genocide Survivor (Oct. 29, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: The Houston Jewish community reacts to the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. Then, Houstonian Jeanne Celestine-Lakin tells her story of surviving the Rwandan genocide. Plus, we learn why Sam Houston State wants to launch a new medical school. And Houston-based baseball writer Jesus Ortiz wraps up the World Series for us.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Measles in Houston, And Defining Hate Crimes (Aug. 29, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We learn more about measles and the effectiveness of vaccination. We break down the week's big political stories. We discuss what constitutes a hate crime. And writer Attica Locke talks about her work.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Municipal IDs Under SB 4, And State vs. Local Government (Aug. 22, 2017)

Posted on · Houston Matters discusses the future of municipal ID programs under the new so-called "sanctuary cities" law. We debate whether Houstonians are happier with their city government or their state government. We take a look at hate crimes in Greater Houston. And a Texas prisoner responds to allegations that he's a serial killer.

Houston Matters

Ten Dollars To Hate: The Texas Man Who Fought the Klan

Posted on · In the 1920s, future Texas governor Dan Moody -- then a 29-year-old district attorney -- was the first prosecutor in the nation to successfully take on and convict members of the Ku Klux Klan. Patricia Bernstein tells his story in her book Ten Dollars To Hate.