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Lawsuit over warrantless raid (Feb. 2, 2024)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Three officers are being sued for conducting a no-knock, warrantless entry of a Houston man's home in the middle of the night and holding him and his wife at gunpoint. Also, our panel of non-experts weighs in on The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week. And we meet the classical crossover trio Time for Three.

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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.

Christian Menefee

Harris County

Menefee charts defense of Harris County’s guaranteed income pilot program to AG

Posted on · County Attorney Christian Menefee filed a brief with Attorney General Ken Paxton to counter a request by State Senator Paul Bettencourt to declare Uplift Harris unconstitutional.

Houston writer Chris Cander shown with her latest novel, "The Young of Other Animals."

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How a violent attack as a young student inspired Chris Cander’s latest novel

Posted on · As a young student, Houston writer Chris Cander was the victim of a violent attack -- something she hardly spoke of for years. She's opening up about the experience and using it as the basis of her latest novel, "The Young of Other Animals."

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The week in politics (Jan. 31, 2024)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: We discuss the latest developments in politics in our weekly roundup. Then, local writer Chris Cander talks about an attack she suffered as a young woman and how she used that experience to form her latest novel, "The Young of Other Animals." And we learn about a recent conference in Houston that brought together people in the food industry.

JOHN WHITMIRE HOUSTON MAYORAL INAUGURATION 2024

Law Enforcement

Houston-area law enforcement agencies rally behind Whitmire’s call for greater coordination to fight crime

Posted on · Houston Mayor John Whitmire is looking to increase the number of officers capable of responding to local calls for help while holding down cost increases. That will be a challenge.

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Santa Fe shooting trial delayed again (Jan. 30, 2024)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We learn why the trial of the Santa Fe High School shooter has been delayed again. We also talk with historian Jon Meacham about his book, "The Soul of America," which examines some particularly trying times in our nation’s history when presidents and ordinary citizens came together to overcome fear and hate. And the Houston Symphony celebrates the centennial of George Gershwin’s "Rhapsody in Blue."