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.

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August 3, 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.

Earlier today, Fort Bend County raised its COVID-19 threat level from “yellow,” or moderate risk, to “orange,” which means there’s a significant risk of exposure to the virus in that area.

Harris County remains under the “oran...

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Just when maybe you thought – or hoped –
you’d heard everything you needed to know about COVID,
a lot of NEW of information is coming at us.

Just when maybe you thought you had heard everything you needed to know about COVID...

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The CDC has updated its masking guidelines for fully vaccinated people on Tuesday, July 27th, as Delta variant COVID-19 cases rise throughout the country.

The CDC has recommended wearing masks indoors, even for those who are f...

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During the special legislative session called by Gov. Greg Abbott, voting restriction bills, House Bill 3 and Senate Bill 1, were filed. 

The response by the State House Democrats was to pack up and head for Washington DC in a...

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"For most people, January 6th happened for a few hours … But for those of us who were in the thick of it, it has not ended."
Those are the words of Capitol police officer Aquilino Gonell, as he testified this morning d...

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Three states are currently seeing about 40% of the nation’s new COVID-19 cases, and Texas is one of them.

Here in the Houston area, cases and hospitalizations are on the rise – fueled by the spread of the Delta variant and a s...

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The Latino population makes about 18 percent of the United States with over 60 million Latino residents throughout the country.

However, our screens and books paint a different picture.

UCLA's 2021 Hollywood Diversity Repor...

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Houston's art scene was hit hard by the pandemic, resulting in the closure of several theaters, galleries, and venues throughout the past year.

But despite those odds, the city's art scene persevered, and in some cases...

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In 2019, a journalist for The Athletic broke the sign-stealing scandal in which Astros players used an in-stadium video to identify opposing catchers signs and banged on trash cans to relay that information to batters at the p...

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Comicpalooza, the largest pop-culture convention in the Southern United States, is coming back to the George R. Brown convention center on July 17 - 18. Houston First walks Town Square through convention post-COVID safety prot...

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The virus isn’t done with us yet.

Just ask the folks from Clear Creek Community Church. They had over 100 cases of COVID from a church camp outing.

Even though COVID vaccines are more available now than ever in this country, CO...

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July 7, 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.

Houston has had a long rivalry with Dallas, but it may be time for Austin to move out of the way as well.

A recent article in “Texas Monthly” humorously, but also quite seriously, sang the praises of Houston over Austin – from...

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Humans sitting at their desks for hours on end are far removed from the eons of ancestors who walked, dug, and hunted for their food and shelter. While many are encouraged to get moving, some may fail to find the motivation or ...

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As we all know, COVID came into our world in early 2020 – and everything changed.  Unprecedented actions were put in place, from local principalities and health authorities, all the way up to the highest levels of government.

T...

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Do you love your Instant Pot?

Can’t live without your Air Fryer?

From Pizza Spinners to Hot Dog toasters, who doesn’t love a good kitchen gadget?

Today, Lisa McManus of America's Test Kitchen joins us to take your calls ab...

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June 30, 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.

The friend who always interrupts you during your good news to brag about their better news. The boss who purposely downplays your accomplishments and over criticizes your work. The parent refuses to let you grow up and make you...

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Hate behavior continues to happen all around us – be it overt or subtle – and it takes us all to stop it.

Incidents of physical assault toward Asian Americans have been on the rise and in the headlines since the pandemic.

But ...

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First, Carnival cruises are setting sail this Saturday, July 3. Proof of vaccinations is required, according to the cruise line. Galveston County Local Health Authority walks us through the potential impact on COVID from people...

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When “RuPaul’s Drag Race” debuted back in 2009, did anyone realize how much impact it would have on the LGBTQIA+ community and popular culture? Over the past decade, it has entertained mainstream audiences and has arguably ...

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Yesterday, in a major First Amendment case on student speech, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in favor of a high school cheerleader, who was suspended for using explicit language on her social media.

The Court also ruled yeste...

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