Town Square with Ernie Manouse

Town Square with Ernie Manouse

Town Square with Ernie Manouse is a gathering space for the community to come together and discuss the day’s most important and pressing issues — a place for the audience to share personal opinions and have the opportunity to ask questions of leading experts on any given subject. Through lively conversations, ranging from issues of race to the coronavirus, we strive to keep our listeners well-informed and educated. The ability to listen and share is what moves a society forward… together! You can listen to Town Square with Ernie Manouse every weekday at 3pm on News 88.7.... Show More

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October 23, 2020 50 min

Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk. Coronavirus, immigration, climate change and the future of the oil and gas industry were among prominent topics in the second and final Presidential Debate. Did you learn anything new from Trump's or Biden’s responses? How might their stances impact H...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk. Nearly 27,000 people had voted within the first six hours of Thursday, Oct. 22 in Harris County, with the county expecting to hit a total million votes by the end of the week, according to the County Clerk’s Office. Record turnout means that people are – ...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk. Schools continue to reopen, as the community continues to deal with COVID.  For example, Houston Independent School District faced confirmed and presumed COVID cases within its first days of in-person instruction this week. What can we learn from this?  W...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk. According to the Harris County Clerk’s Office, in the first week of early voting, nearly 720,000 residents have cast their ballot for the November 3rd election. But even with this kind of turnout, the pandemic, recent litigation and increase in mail-in vo...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk. Dr. Umair Shah, Executive Director of Harris County Public Health, and Dr. Gregory Poland, Director of the Vaccine Research Group at the Mayo Clinic, answer listener questions and discuss community and medical response to COVID, including: Health risks ca...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse begins at 3 p.m. CT on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk For this episode, Ernie is joined by Chicano activist and professor Tony Diaz, and consultant and blogger, Natalie Arceneaux, to discuss President Donald Trump's town hall versus presidential candidate Joe Biden's town hall. Town Square with Ernie Manouse...

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October 15, 2020 50 min

Town Square with Ernie Manouse begins at 3 p.m. CT on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk Brandon Rottinghaus, co-host of the Party Politics podcast, walks us through a survey investigating the helpfulness of Texas election county websites. As part of our series on voting (part 1  & part 2 & part 3 & part 4), this episode features Roxanne ...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse is a gathering space for the community to come together and discuss the day's most important and pressing issues. In this episode, we devote the entire hour to a conversation with Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, 26th US National Security Advisor under President Donald Trump from 2017 – 2018.   What exactly does national security involve? What are the current threats we face today? Lt. Gen. McMas...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse is a gathering space for the community to come together and discuss the day's most important and pressing issues. In this episode, we discuss the Vice Presidential Debate with both sides of the aisle. Republican Jacquie Baly, President of Baly Projects and Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston, and Democrat Chris Bell, former US Representative for Texas’ 25th Congressional District, offer...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse is a gathering space for the community to come together and discuss the day's most important and pressing issues. In this episode, we talk politics.  Guests Jeronimo Cortina and Brandon Rottinghaus, University of Houston political science professors and co-hosts of Party Politics, offer their explanations and takes on recent headlines, lawsuits and developments, plus a look ahead at tonight’s Vice...

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  Town Square with Ernie Manouse is a gathering space for the community to come together and discuss the day's most important and pressing issues. In this episode, we talk about and take listener calls on policing and its surrounding issues of reform, systemic racism and community engagement.  Joining us are: Dwayne Bryant police accountability expert and activist, who has trained with the FBI creator of The New Conversation, a...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse is a gathering space for the community to come together and discuss the day's most important and pressing issues. In this episode, we welcome Jonathan Alter, award-winning historian and New York Times bestselling author. He reacts to the news of President Trump’s COVID and reflects on what we can learn from the way other presidents handled personal health crises. Alter’s new book is His Very Best:...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse is a gathering space for the community to come together and discuss the day's most important and pressing issues. In this episode, we focus on what we can learn when the most protected couple in the country is unable to escape this virus. Experts in politics and medicine discuss the President’s health, possible spread, and impact on the election and the government. Our guests are Dr. Catherine Tro...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse is a gathering space for the community to come together and discuss the day’s most important and pressing issues. As part of our series on voting (part 1  & part 2 & part 3), this episode features Pam Gaskin, a longtime member of the League of Women Voters Houston, and Pamela Dora-Thomas, Project Manager of the Voter Registration Department (Outreach Section) with the Harris County Tax Assesso...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse is a gathering space for the community to come together and discuss the day's most important and pressing issues. For this episode, Ernie is joined by consultant and blogger Natalie Arceneaux, and writer, Chicano activist and professor Tony Diaz, to discuss the chaotic first debate of the 2020 presidential election. Several listeners, including students on the Texas Southern University Debate Team...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse is a gathering space for the community to come together and discuss the day's most important and pressing issues. In the first segment, Ernie is joined by Dr. William Haseltine, a renowned scientist, biotech entrepreneur, chair and president of ACCESS Health International (a global think tank), chair of the US/China Health Summit, and a former professor at Harvard Medical School. They discuss how ...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse is a gathering space for the community to come together and discuss the day’s most important and pressing issues. For this episode, Ernie is joined by Dr. Creshema Murray, Associate Professor of Corporate Communication and Special Assistant to Office of the UH Downtown President; and Dr. Howard Henderson, Professor of Justice Administration at Texas Southern University, to discuss the Breonna Taylor c...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse is a gathering space for the community to come together and discuss the day's most important and pressing issues. In this episode, Dr. Kirstin Matthews, Fellow in Science and Technology Policy at Rice University's Baker Institute, reviews a week in COVID. Dawood Ghazanavi, a Pakistan Supreme Court Attorney, discusses the story of Dr. Aafia Saddiqui and the impact of the case on US/Pakistan rel...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse is a gathering space for the community to come together and discuss the day's most important and pressing issues. In this episode, we bring you a special hour on student mental health and parenting, as part of a partnership with the Defender Network. ReShonda Tate Billingsley, journalist and Managing Editor of The Defender, shares findings from her report, “Parents Tackle Mental Health of Kids,” a...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse is a gathering space for the community to come together and discuss the day's most important and pressing issues. As part of our series on voting (part 1 and part 2), this episode features Pam Gaskin, a longtime member of the League of Women Voters Houston, and Jay Aiyer, Assistant County Attorney working in elections for the Harris County Attorney's office (and former co-host of Party Politic...

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