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Policing Black Neighborhoods, and Revitalizing the Fifth Ward: Houston Matters Weekend for November 26, 2016

Posted on · Following fatal police shootings of black men captured on video in Louisiana and Minnesota, Robert Muhammad, a Nation of Islam representative and student minister, suggested a number of ways to improve the relationship between law enforcement and the black community, including more face-to-face contact, more community involvement and more de-escalation and tension-reduction training for officers. But […]

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Singer-Songwriter Robert Ellis Performs Songs from His Self-Titled Album

Posted on · Houston-based singer-songwriter Robert Ellis recently stopped by Houston Public Media’s Geary Performance Studio to perform a few songs from his new self-titled album. The session was filmed for an edition of Skyline Sessions on TV 8. Here, Ellis tells us about the songs he performed — California and – How I Love You, and he […]

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Abandoned Oil Wells and Houston’s Bike Plan: Tuesday’s Show (July 5, 2016)

Posted on · Brent crude oil prices are hovering these days around $50 a barrel. While that’s an improvement over the historic lows seen back in January, it’s still a far cry from $100-plus totals we saw through much of 2011-2014. Such sustained low oil prices have had ripple effects across the industry, leading to layoffs, some bankruptcies […]