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Mayor Turner’s farewell (Dec. 21, 2023)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We discuss Mayor Sylvester Turner’s last city council meeting, the accomplishments he touted during it, and what challenges are first up for Mayor-elect John Whitmire and the next Houston City Council.

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Texas House has record number of LGBTQ representatives as lawmakers face scores of bills focused on gender and sexuality

Posted on · The Texas Legislature has nine lawmakers who are openly LGBTQ, all Democrats, including Reps. Ann Johnson and Jolanda Jones of Houston. At the same time, some Republican lawmakers are pushing a slate of bills aimed at drag queens, transgender children and how sexuality is discussed in schools.

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Friday’s Houston Matters: How The Fight For Racial Equality Intersects With LGBTQ Rights (June 26, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Ongoing concerns about hospital capacity, how the fight for racial equality intersects with the quest for LGBTQ rights, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and overcoming a hearing disability to earn an engineering degree.

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Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Supreme Court Ruling Protects LGBTQ Employees, And Interim County Clerk Chris Hollins (June 16, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: A Supreme Court ruling is a win for LGBTQ rights advocates, interim Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins answers questions, and we discuss recent media coverage of COVID-19 and protests over police brutality.

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