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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March 6, 2021 50 min

Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk One year ago yesterday, the Greater Houston area's first positive case of COVID-19 was reported in Fort Bend County. A week later on March 11, the Houston Rodeo was cancelled after a man in his 40s contracted COVID from commun...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk. Remember MacGyver, and his uncanny knack for getting out of any high-pressure situation with duct tape and pliers? That may be a TV character, but creativity and unconventional problem solving are in high demand, especially durin...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk. Did you ever wonder what your parents were like when they were young? Did they go through anger, angst, protest? One shy 16-year uncovers just that in the book “Moxie,” and it changes her world. Fed up with the sexist status quo ...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk. Diversity trainings are happening a lot these days, as well as companies making inclusion statements. Sexual harassment claims against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo are also in the headlines. But do we really, fully understand t...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk. When you look back on your life, how do you remember your story? Is it set from the moments you’ve committed to memory, or do you revisit and revise it as you grow and mature? How do we come to the story of who we are, and how do...

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  Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk. The concept of death can bring about feelings of fear or concern but what if you must deal with the final stages of your life due to illness or advanced age?  Diane Rehm, the retired NPR host of The Diane Rehm show, wrote When ...

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  Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk. Repairs to homes and businesses underway throughout the state as a joint public hearing to find the causes of the electrical failures throughout the state that left millions without power and dozens dead, including an 11-year-o...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk. Once things are recovered for you, it can be easy to forget that other people still have problems. While we’re extremely thankful that last week’s weather is behind us and that many of us have a new-found appreciation for power a...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk. Dr. Euan Angus Ashley, the author of The Genome Odyssey, was the first to analyze a complete genome. We discuss his work and how the future of genome sequencing can pave the way for medical breakthroughs. Dr. Sherri Onyiego, dire...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk. Trae Tha Truth discusses how he's helping his community recover during the freeze and after with his non-profit, Angel By Nature.  Kurt Pickering, public information officer for FEMA, answers your supply distribution or damag...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk. You made it through the week. Power is back. Water is back, even though the city is experiencing problems with low pressure and a boil notice remains through the weekend. And tonight is the last really cold night, with only a lig...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk. The sun is out this afternoon, and warmer weather is around the corner. These unprecedented winter storms are almost behind us – we just need to get through the next 24 hours, as Houston faces another hard freeze overnight. The p...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk. It’s Day 3 of the brutal Winter Storms hitting the Greater Houston area. The arctic blast is nearing its end, but we’re not out of the woods weather-wise yet. Temperatures have been ticking up today, but will fall to freezing lev...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk. First, Representative Gene Wu,  Texas House of Representatives District 137, walks us through the "cascade" of problems that caused multiple generators to go out without back-ups in place. Including, water vapor inside na...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk.  Kenny Mercado, CenterPoint Energy Executive Vice President, Electric Utility describes the rolling blackout conditions that prevent the entire state of Texas's power grid from total collapse. According to Mercado, houses are...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk. Houston is at the center of gospel music, with singers like five-time Grammy Award winner Yolanda Adams calling it home. In honor of Black History Month, Houston Public Media aired Lift Up Your Hearts: Houston's Gospel Herita...

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February 5, 2021 49 min

Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk. First, Vaughn Dickerson and Herbert Mouton, co-founders of 88 C.H.U.M.P (Communities Helping Underprivileged Minorities Progress), walk us through the beginnings of the organization named in honor of their friend and former class...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk. The more we vaccinate, it seems the more questions we have. Today, we continue our quest for more clarity and answers to questions about everything from COVID vaccine reactions and protocol to vaccine distribution in the Greater ...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk. GameStop, Robinhood, Reddit, Short sales, Hedge funds. They’ve been making headlines these days, and today we dive into what it all means – exactly what’s happening to GameStop’s shares and the controversy surrounding it. What do...

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Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk.xx You may remember seeing it. A dramatic and all-too-real photo of a Houston doctor, covered in full PPE, embracing an elderly COVID patient on Thanksgiving Day. It was posted on social media and went viral last fall, capturing a...

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