Author and scholar-activist, Dr. Peniel Joseph

Houston Matters

Immigrant voters in Texas, and how a book sparked the environmental movement of the ’60s (Nov. 4, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Statistics show immigrant voters now represent 11 percent of the electorate in Texas. We discuss how the electorate has changed in the state in the last decade. And Douglas Brinkley explains how one book helped spark the environmental movement of the 1960s and 70s.

Houston Matters

Bringing Black stories to the forefront of American history (Aug. 19, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Storms are bringing some much-needed rain to the region. We get the latest from Space City Weather. And we talk with journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, the creator of The 1619 Project, which aims to bring the stories and contributions of enslaved Africans to the forefront of American history.

Houston Matters

ERCOT names a new CEO, the week in politics, and the state’s oldest library (Aug. 17, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The agency in charge of regulating the Texas energy grid hires a new CEO, we discuss the week in politics, we get answers to your questions about bugs, and we visit the state's oldest library.

Houston Matters

Watson settles lawsuits, the week in politics, and the loss of the Shamrock Hotel (June 22, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Former Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is settling 20 of the 24 civil lawsuits women have filed accusing him of sexual assault and harassment. Also we discuss the week in politics and reflect on how the loss of the Shamrock Hotel changed historic preservation in Houston.

Town Square

LIVE from historical Ashton Villa in Galveston, Texas – the birthplace of Juneteenth

Posted on · Today, we're on location where African Americans were officially declared free from slavery on June 19, 1865. Our conversation reflects on a time of celebration, while learning the history and the deeper meaning of the Juneteenth holiday itself.