Criminal Justice

Harris County Sheriff’s Office launches surveillance-sharing program to combat crime

Posted on · The sheriff's office says participation in the SafeCam program is free and voluntary and that participants will not be required to provided requested camera footage, but the setup raises questions about privacy and information control, according to two privacy rights advocacy organizations.

I SEE U

I SEE U, Episode 10: Black A I = Artificial Inclusion [Encore]

Posted on · Amazon AI ethicist leads efforts to ramp up technology access and innovation in her native Jackson, Mississippi. This episode is an encore of the July 23rd, 2021 broadcast.

Houston Matters

The market for liquified natural gas, and Fort Bend Co. Judge KP George (June 14, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: What a recent explosion and plant shutdown means for liquified natural gas prices, and Fort Bend County Judge KP George answers your questions. Plus: Recent developments in consumer technology and the Houston filmmakers behind a new western.

Houston Matters

Lucio execution on hold, and a Holocaust survivor’s story (April 26, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted a stay of execution to Melissa Lucio, who was set to be executed later this week. Also, we get an update on several recent technology stories. And Ruth Steinfeld shares her story of surviving a concentration camp and starting a new life in Houston.

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What’s behind the recent wave of book banning? (Feb. 17, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: A new study says Houston's Black and Latino neighborhoods were less likely to get COVID-19 vaccines during their initial rollout. We learn why. Plus we discuss the recent wave of books being banning from certain schools.