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Town Square with Ernie Manouse

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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 — 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 conv… read more

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World AIDS Day reflects on the advancements in medicine, advocacy, and resilience

December 1st, 2021

50:09

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.

Today, in honor of …

‘We are not done with the virus. And the virus is not done with us,’ says global health expert about omicron

November 30th, 2021

50:00

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What is the impact – and future – of Facebook and other digital technologies?

November 30th, 2021

50:04

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Do you use …

Let’s talk turkey

November 25th, 2021

50:03

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Got your …

How to avoid getting in the red when shopping on Black Friday

November 23rd, 2021

49:53

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The only thing that …

National Family Caregivers Month highlights the physical and emotional labor caregivers provide for their loved ones

November 22nd, 2021

50:08

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November is …

Beto O’Rourke on why he’s running for the Office of the Texas Governor

November 19th, 2021

50:52

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After months of …

Through film, the Houston Cinema Arts Festival digs deep into the stories, people and culture of the Bayou City

November 18th, 2021

50:02

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Documentaries, …

High profile legal cases and the impact of their outcomes

November 17th, 2021

50:23

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Significant court …

Black, Hispanic and Asian populations are at higher risk for COVID-19 and ICU admission, according to a new study

November 15th, 2021

49:58

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A new study shows …

Scientists answer our ‘Frequently Asked Questions About The Universe’

November 12th, 2021

50:16

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Is time travel …

Dealing with trauma and understanding crowd safety in the Astroworld Festival aftermath

November 9th, 2021

50:20

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It still seems …

Houstonians snuggle up to their favorite comfort food recipes

November 5th, 2021

49:35

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It’s here. SWEATER …

CDC recommends vaccines for children ages 5-11

November 4th, 2021

49:56

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Vaccines for …

How did Americans – and Texans – vote?

November 3rd, 2021

50:14

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It’s the day after …

An FBI profiler teaches us how to understand the criminal mind and assess danger

November 2nd, 2021

50:22

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How do you decide …

How to declutter your home, life and finances through minimalism

November 1st, 2021

50:00

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Do you have a bunch …

What is behind our love of horror films and the psychology of fear?

October 28th, 2021

50:02

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Every year, …

Halloween safety and the latest on COVID vaccines for young children

October 27th, 2021

49:51

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Many parents have …

What’s your favorite Halloween candy?

October 26th, 2021

50:02

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Cassandra Peterson on Elvira, Elvis, and endurance as a horror icon

October 25th, 2021

49:54

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Mistress of the …

Community may be the key to reaching out to QAnon members

October 20th, 2021

43:14

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How deep does a …

Understanding COVID vaccinations, Texas politics and early voting

October 18th, 2021

42:18

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From voting to …

Vegans and vegetarians celebrate their favorite dishes and dine-ins

October 15th, 2021

50:49

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We’ve helped you …

Who decided what is on our library shelves?

October 14th, 2021

51:34

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Last week, Katy ISD …

Twice as many domestic violence victims were killed by a partner using a firearm than all other weapons combined, according to survey study

October 13th, 2021

49:14

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According to the

Here’s what we know about the Governor’s vaccine mandate ban, the cost of the pandemic and vaccines for young children

October 13th, 2021

49:55

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Do you have young …

For those in the LGBTQIA+ community, gender pronouns can be an affirmation of life

October 11th, 2021

49:56

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Today is National …

Dr. Melanye Price takes the helm as guest host of ‘I SEE U’

October 6th, 2021

50:01

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How do we tell the …

Understanding Alzheimer’s and dementia- part 2

October 4th, 2021

49:54

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Last night, 60 …

As a school shooting unfolds in Houston, how do we process school violence and keep students safe?

October 1st, 2021

48:54

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There’s been …

The Hobby Center Enacts New COVID Safety Protocols And How History May Be On Vaccine Mandate’s Side

September 30th, 2021

49:53

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There are vaccine …

The ‘Party Politics’ Of Third Special Session of the Texas Legislature

September 29th, 2021

49:54

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Gun laws.

Abortion.

Houston Doctor “Optimistic” COVID-19 Vaccines For Young Children Could Be Approved Before Halloween

September 28th, 2021

49:46

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We’re another step …

Sandra Cisneros’ New Novel ‘Martita, I Remember You’ Is A Love Letter To The Ones Left Behind

September 27th, 2021

48:23

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Since the 1980s, …

Diversity in Film Behind The Scenes

September 24th, 2021

48:55

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With the recent box …

‘Guilty Until Proven Innocent’ Explores The Exoneration Of Michael Morton

September 23rd, 2021

49:35

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Michael Morton …

Dr. Leana Wen Shares How Public Health Are The ‘Lifelines’ Of Society

September 22nd, 2021

48:52

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Public Health plays …

Understanding New Research And Resources For Alzheimer’s And Dementia

September 22nd, 2021

49:12

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Alzheimer’s – the …

COVID-19 Boosters Were Supposed To Rollout Today – What Happened?

September 20th, 2021

49:46

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It started with …

Navigating Career Changes And The Future Of The Workplace

September 17th, 2021

49:50

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There are so many …

How ‘Attention’ Highlights The Struggle Between The Mind And The Brain

September 16th, 2021

49:52

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What does it mean …

How President Biden’s Six Point COVID Plan Can Impact The Nation’s Health And Economy

September 15th, 2021

50:01

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Last Thursday,

Houston, Coastal Counties Experience Nicholas’ Impact But Avoid Worst Predictions

September 14th, 2021

49:43

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How did you sleep …

What Houstonians Can Expect From Tropical Storm Nicholas – And How To Prepare

September 13th, 2021

50:10

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It’s all about …

Director of the Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences Dispels Vaccine Myths And Misunderstandings

September 9th, 2021

49:50

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Today, President …

Self-Care Awareness Month Highlights The Causes And Solutions To Stress

September 8th, 2021

50:13

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Some experts say …

What We Know About The WHO’s Latest “Variant Of Interest” – The Mu Variant

September 7th, 2021

49:50

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Last week, the …

Part 2: What Are The Implications Of The New Abortion Law On Women, Texans, And The Country?

September 3rd, 2021

49:43

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Yesterday, with the …

What Are The Implications Of The New Abortion Law On Women, Texans, And The Country?

September 2nd, 2021

49:55

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