"The Cape Coast Castle Doors," also known as "The Doors of No Return,” or “The Black Doors of Tears,” are one of the first things visitors see at the exhibit of The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection, which is on display Jan. 12-June 23, 2024 at Holocaust Museum Houston.

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‘This was our Holocaust’ — Exhibit of African-American history and art comes to Houston

Posted on · Bernard and Shirley Kinsey talk about their collection of artifacts and works of art that illustrate the contributions of African Americans to this country, which is on display through June 23 at Holocaust Museum Houston.

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Preparing for freezing weather (Jan. 12, 2024)

Posted on · On Friday's show: We learn the latest on freezing weather headed our way and get tips on how to prepare our homes and plants. And we discuss the state of the written word in the age of social media.

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Bookstores sue over book rating law (July 27, 2023)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Two bookstores in Texas are suing over a new Texas law that requires them to rate books on their appropriateness and prohibits "sexually explicit" material from libraries.

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Gov. Abbott’s legislative priorities (Feb. 22, 2023)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: In an interview with the Texas Tribune, Gov. Greg Abbott said he intends to be "heavily involved" in the effort to establish school vouchers this legislative session and backs criminalization of some health care treatments for transgender kids.

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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.

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Bail bond reform measure fails, and electric vehicles in Houston (March 11, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We learn why a measure that would have set a minimum down payment recquired in order to bond out of jail on certain offenses failed to pass, we discuss where the infrastructre stands for electric vehicles in Houston, and we learn about a new exhibit on the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Talking With Some Of Houston’s Newest Elected Leaders (Nov. 5, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Conversations with two of Greater Houston's newest elected leaders, a new municipal court program helps those who can't afford to pay fines, writer Cole Brown discusses his search for Black identity, and the Houston Open gets underway with limited fans.

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