Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott Calls For New Crimes, Mandatory Jail Time For Certain Offenses Related To Protests

Posted on · Abbott's campaign event came after a majority of likely Texas voters in a recent poll said that law and order is a bigger issue than the pandemic. Yet, they were also more likely to say that racism in the criminal justice system is a larger problem than riots in American cities.

Houston Matters

Monday’s Houston Matters: The Role Of Violence In Political Change (June 8, 2020)

Posted on · On Monday's show: Examining the role violence and riots have played in political change throughout history, an uptick in COVID-19 cases at some area hospitals, and the NBA's plan to return to action.

Houston Matters

Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Marchers Flood Houston Protesting The Death Of George Floyd, And An Update On Tropical Storm Cristobal (June 3, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Reflecting on Tuesday's march for George Floyd, an update on Tropical Storm Cristobal, how local and national leaders have responded to recent protests, and a documentary about the world of competitive spelling.

Texas

In Texas Cities, Protests Over Police Violence Lead To Clashes

Posted on · Despite some violent encounters between police and protesters Friday night, Houston's weekend of protests was largely peaceful compared to other cities.

Houston Matters

Monday’s Houston Matters: Weekend Protests, And COVID-19’s Burden On Public Health Care (June 1, 2020)

Posted on · On Monday's show: Recapping protests over the weekend following the death of Houston native George Floyd, how COVID-19 is affecting the county's public health system, and Houston's risk for storm surge.

Houston Matters

UH Summit Addresses The Relationship Between Journalists And Social Activists

Posted on · The second-annual Global Communication Summit aims to better prepare journalists to cover protests and to help social activists better tell their stories.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Transmitting Wind Energy, And Writer Junot Diaz (April 3, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We learn about a Houston-based project to transmit wind energy across the Midwest. Then, we learn about standards for sanitation at health clinics. Plus, we discuss the effectiveness of protesting. And Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz talks about his children's book, Islandborn.