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The week in politics, coming to America from Iran, and the art of wuxia films (Oct. 12, 2022) – Houston Public Media
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The week in politics, coming to America from Iran, and the art of wuxia films (Oct. 12, 2022) – Houston Public Media

Houston Matters begins at 9 a.m. CT on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 713-440-8870, talk@houstonmatters.org or @HoustonMatters. On Wednesday’s show: We discuss the latest developments in politics in our weekly roundup. Also this hour: This month, Rice Cinema is hosting a series of screenings of wuxia films, a genre of martial arts films many Americans best know from 2000’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. We learn more about the genre, what makes it unique, and what contributions it makes to the world of film. And, with the recent protests in Iran, we revisit a conversation with writer and poet Roya Hakakian. She talks about her experience coming to America from Iran as a teenager and discusses her book, A Beginner's Guide to America. Audio from today’...
Debate Night in Texas – Houston Public Media
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Debate Night in Texas – Houston Public Media

Former Texas U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, left, and Gov. Greg Abbott. We’re back for our fifth anniversary season! This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the latest brinksmanship legislation in the U.S. Congress, Lizzo’s opportunity to play a flute once owned by James Madison, and the debate between Beto O’Rourke and Gov. Greg Abbott, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Government funded, at least for now Lizzo plays James Madison's flute   TEXAS TOPICS Paxton runs from process server Former Republican RRC Sarah Stronger endorses Democrat No quorum in Harris County Lt. Governor candidates on TV McConaughey floats presidential run   DEEP Debate night in Texas   You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever ...
At NRA forum, Trump mocks GOP leaders who didn’t attend
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At NRA forum, Trump mocks GOP leaders who didn’t attend

The National Rifle Association Convention is holding its annual convention in Houston — in the same state where 19 children and two adults were killed when a gunman opened fire at an elementary school on Tuesday.An estimated 80,000 people are expected to attend the NRA forum, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said. This week's conference marks the first time in two years it's taking place, after the COVID-19 pandemic caused its cancellation. In the wake of the shooting in Uvalde, attendees told CBS News' Robert Costa that "guns are never responsible" and that "a gun is a tool.""We have a problem — people who are mentally ill are falling through the cracks," said attendee Steve Speck.A slew of Texas lawmakers were expected to be there, including Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, although Abbott ann...