Houston Matters

Texans’ thoughts on gun laws, and the composer behind the films ‘Get Out’ and ‘Us’ (Sept. 23, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: A new survey suggests most Texans agree on certain restrictions on guns. We learn what those are. And Michael Abels, the composer who created the scores for Jordan Peele's films Get Out, Us, and Nope, talks about his work and the piece he created for shows in Houston this weekend.

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Vaccine boosters target omicron, and writer Erika L. Sanchez (Sept. 6, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Who should get newly approved COVID-19 boosters that target the omicron variant? Then, Carolyn Evans-Shabazz answers questions about issues facing the city. And we talk with writer Erika L. Sanchez.

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County plans to sue over allegations it was defunding the police (Aug. 31, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday’s show: We learn about the latest salvo in a battle over Harris County's budget and allegations from state officials that county officials are defunding the police. Then, we discuss that and other developments in politics in our weekly roundup.

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Immigration

Gov. Greg Abbott sends five more buses of migrants to New York, escalating feud with Mayor Eric Adams

Posted on · The policy is an expansion of the governor’s plan to antagonize President Joe Biden over border security by busing migrants entering Texas to Washington, D.C., but research suggests the policy could allow more migrants to stay in the country even longer.

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Town Square

‘Latino USA’ host Maria Hinojosa on her life, career and finding her voice

Posted on · Latino USA’s Maria Hinojosa talks with us about her work as a journalist sharing stories of immigration in America, the importance of representation for the Latino community, and her new book adaptation, “Once I Was You: Finding My Voice and Passing the Mic”.

Houston Matters

Protests planned as NRA convention arrives in Houston (May 27, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Protests are planned this weekend as the National Rifle Association's annual convention takes place in Houston just days after the school shooting in Uvalde. We learn who's speaking at this year's event and what to expect from activists outside the George R. Brown Convention Center.