South African President and activist Nelson Mandela Photographer: John Parkin from Associated Press

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Perceptions of crime (Feb. 1, 2024)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Harris County Attorney Christian Menefee discusses several issues facing the county, from its new guaranteed income pilot program to legal action against a concrete batch plant located near Kashmere Gardens. Then, we have a conversation about crime prevention and perceptions of the crime problem in Houston. And we go inside the big business of quinceañeras.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during a news conference along the Rio Grande, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in Del Rio, Texas.


‘Misleading and dangerous’ — Human rights groups condemn Gov. Abbott’s rhetoric on South Africa

Posted on · "The larger matter at hand here is that the Texas governor is trying to wind up fears around COVID and around this new strain of COVID to justify his anti-asylum and anti-migrant policies in South Texas,” said Ari Sawyer with Human Rights Watch.

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