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The Burning Question

Sep 13, 2019

Andrew Rosenberg, director of the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists joins Houston Chronicle editorial board members Monica Rhor and Harold Jackson to talk about the controversy following President Trump's statements regarding Hurricane Dorian’s potential to impact Alabama, his use...


Sep 8, 2019

On August 31st, a man armed with an AR-15 rifle went on a shooting spree in the Midland-Odessa area, killing seven people and injuring 25, including three police officers and a 17-month-old girl who had her teeth knocked out by a bullet. On the heels of massacres in El Paso (22 dead), Santa Fe High School (10 dead)...


Aug 29, 2019

In this edition of "The Burning Question," we ask why we are not taught the full history of our country and the impact created by those gaps in knowledge.

Join Deputy Opinion editor Michael Lindenberger, editorial writer Monica Rhor, and our guest, Rice University history professor Caleb McDaniel as they debate this...


Aug 9, 2019

It's the question many people were asking in the wake of a mass shooting that left 22 people dead and more than two dozen injured: Why El Paso?

In this week's episode of The Burning Question, we discuss the terrorist attack that targeted the Latino community in that Texas city, the anti-immigrant rhetoric that may have...


Aug 6, 2019

Two years after Harvey, six Houston libraries and one Harris County library damaged in the storm remain closed. That got us to thinking about the role of libraries and what they mean to communities. How have libraries changed? Do libraries still matter?

Join editorial writer Monica Rhor and Viewpoints editor Jim Newkirk...