By Rob Icsezen
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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.
||ExplicitEp. 13 Isabel Longoria - Affordable Housing||Houston is a large, growing, prosperous and constantly evolving city. And as that growth and evolution has occurred, an absence of affordable housing in the city’s core has emerged. How can we manage these changes in a way that respects, among other..||2/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 12 Brandon Mack - Confederate Monuments in Houston||“The Spirit of the Confederacy” statue still stands in Sam Houston Park today. It and many other Confederate monuments litter our nation and our city. These shrines to white nationalism must be removed from our public spaces. Please join us as we...||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 11 Jay Aiyer - Texas Public School Finance Reform||The way we fund public schools in Texas has been declared constitutional yet “Byzantine” by the Texas Supreme Court. Nobody likes it, and only a few people understand it. Luckily one of those few people, Professor Jay Aiyer, is with us this week...||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 10 Melanie Pang - The Audacity of Three Meals a Day||Do YOU “have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits”? This week we use the inspiration of Dr. Martin...||1/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 9 Laura Moser - Being Boldly Progressive||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...||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 8 Jeff Reichman - 2020 Census||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..||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 7 Mike Webb - Drag Queen Storytime||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...||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 6: Andrea Greer - Robot Brothels||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...||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 5: Fran Watson - Privilege and Poverty in Houston||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....||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 4: Gene Wu - 2019 Texas Legislative Session||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...||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 3: Lillie Schechter - After the Blue Wave Midterm Election, What's Next?||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..||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 2: Who the Hell is Rob?||Meet Rob Icsezen, the host of H-Town Progressive.||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1: Introduction||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...||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Very interesting and informative
I am not a Progressive, but I do like to know about the world around me and this podcast does a great job at unraveling complex subjects in a way that every day people like me can understand. I don't have a ton of time in my day but I find when i listen to this while I jog or doing errands, it's a great way to pass the time.
Congrats on a Great Pod!!
As a fellow H-Town Progressive, I’m so excited to have discovered this podcast. Content is really stellar and you are an excellent interviewer. You’re off to a fantastic start, and I can’t wait to hear more!!