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November 5, 2024 – 2:07 pm | One Comment

As journalists, we should be extra vigilant not to pander to powerful people, or let friendships get in the way of asking tough questions on behalf of disenfranchised populations.

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City Council Mayhem: El desmadre de la política local
November 2, 2024 – 11:27 am | No Comment

By: John Pluecker

Towards the end of City Council Meeting: Performed Participatory Democracy last night at Palm Center, a young boy behind me whined, “This is so weird.” I tend to agree. The emotional …

Amy Goodman at Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church
November 1, 2024 – 8:54 pm | No Comment

If you frequent 90.1 on the dial here in Houston, you maybe familiar with a program called Democracy Now!, hosted by a fiery, progressive journalist named Amy Goodman. For the past 15 years, Democracy Now! has provided …

Poets on Politricks
October 10, 2024 – 3:52 am | No Comment

You know what the politicians say (what their focus groups tell them you want to hear), you know what the pundits say (whatever will get them more ratings), and you know what the comics say (whatever will get them a cheap laugh)-now come hear the poets.

September 5, 2024 – 9:15 pm | 4 Comments

By: Bill Lambert*
Something is happening in local activism.  Protest and civil disobedience arrests are mounting in Houston– totaling more than 100– in just dozens of actions over the past year.  Haven’t heard about it? You’re not alone.  Here’s a …

Verdict’s Out: New Free Radicals CD, “The Freedom Fence,” is Officially Awesome
July 24, 2024 – 3:33 pm | No Comment
Verdict’s Out: New Free Radicals CD, “The Freedom Fence,” is Officially Awesome

By: Erin Dyer
Houston-born instrumental Jazz band, Free Radicals, has released their newest CD: “The Freedom Fence.” Since the band’s founding in 1996 by drummer and producer, Nick Cooper, the Free Rads’ discography includes The Rising …

Kinky Friedman
February 1, 2024 – 7:00 am | 2 Comments
Kinky Friedman

The Kinkster (preparing for a show at the Dosey Doe this month) talks with the Free Press about his heroes, his run for governor, Rick Perry, the Nashville and Hollywood establishment, the unchecked power of money in politics, and why dogs are much better than politicians.