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H-Town Progressive is a podcast about big, progressive ideas, viewed through the lens of local Houston issues. Please join us every week as we talk about the issues that matter to Houstonians with local politicians, educators, activists and all kinds of members of this beautiful, diverse community that we call home.

H-Town Progressive is a podcast about big, progressive ideas, viewed through the lens of local Houston issues. Please join us every week as we talk about the issues that matter to Houstonians with local politicians, educators, activists and all kinds of members of this beautiful, diverse community that we call home.
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H-Town Progressive is a podcast about big, progressive ideas, viewed through the lens of local Houston issues. Please join us every week as we talk about the issues that matter to Houstonians with local politicians, educators, activists and all kinds of members of this beautiful, diverse community that we call home.

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Episodes

Ep. 9 Laura Moser - Being Boldly Progressive

1/16/2019
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We Americans are fundamentally conservative, right? That’s what we’ve been told for as long as anyone can remember. You can’t express or advocate for honest progressive values, you must pander to the mythical “right of center” middle. But this idea has failed us and lead to the current disaster in Washington. So please join us as we discuss the value of being boldly progressive in Houston, with Laura Moser.

Duration:00:40:38

Ep. 8 Jeff Reichman - 2020 Census

1/9/2019
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In a representative democracy before you can have an election, you need to draw districts, and before you draw districts, you need to know WHERE and HOW MANY people there are in your country. This is why the US Constitution requires a Census every ten years, to ensure an accurate count of the people, a first building block in the process of constructing full and fair representation. But the Houston Area has some particular challenges looming over the next Census coming in 2020. Join us as we...

Duration:00:52:00

Ep. 7 Mike Webb - Drag Queen Storytime

12/19/2018
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Drag Queen Storytime is a literacy program found in libraries and bookstores across the country, and now in the Houston Public Library system. It's a wonderful program that promotes personal expression and celebrates the multiplicity of identities that have always existed in our society. This week Mike Webb, president of the Houston GLBT Political Caucus, discusses the importance of Drag Queen Storytime and the progressive project of fostering greater acceptance in our community.

Duration:00:35:55

Ep. 6: Andrea Greer - Robot Brothels

12/12/2018
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In a very non-controversial move, our local government has ensured, at least for now, that robot brothels won't be coming to Houston. As progressives we might, and probably do, agree with this result. But it's extremely important that we clearly understand the justification, which, as it turns out, isn't as obvious as it might seem upon first glance. Join us this week as we navigate these tricky waters with Houston feminist and progressive leader Andrea Greer.

Duration:00:42:40

Ep. 5: Fran Watson - Privilege and Poverty in Houston

12/5/2018
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Houston is a world class city with world class wealth disparities. We've come a long way, but there is so much more to be done. And much of that work starts with peeling back and checking our privilege so we can see the world for what it really is. Join us this week as we go deep with community leader and activist Fran Watson on "Privilege and Poverty in Houston."

Duration:00:39:13

Ep. 4: Gene Wu - 2019 Texas Legislative Session

11/27/2018
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The 2019 Texas Legislative Session is quickly approaching. What can revved up Houston progressives do to keep the momentum going? From school finance to effective activism, we discuss with Rep. Gene Wu what to expect during the Texas Lege and how you can make a difference!

Duration:00:43:12

Ep. 3: Lillie Schechter - After the Blue Wave Midterm Election, What's Next?

11/20/2018
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Houston progressives won big in the 2018 midterm elections. So what's next? Join us as we discuss with Lillie Schechter, Chair of the Harris County Democratic Party, how progressives have finally gained power in Harris County, and how we must fight to make sure that power translates into progressive policy. The #BlueWork that caused the #BlueWave must continue!

Duration:00:27:39

Ep. 2: Who the Hell is Rob?

11/2/2018
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Meet Rob Icsezen, the host of H-Town Progressive.

Duration:00:06:44

Ep. 1: Introduction

10/23/2018
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H-Town Progressive is a podcast about big, progressive ideas, viewed through the lens of local Houston issues. Please join us every week as we talk about the issues that matter to Houstonians with local politicians, educators, activists and all kinds of members of this beautiful, diverse community that we call home.

Duration:00:04:05