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  • Union Management, Reza Aslan, and Loudon Wainwright III: Houston Matters for Friday, September 19, 2014

    Firefighters Union logoRecently, Bryan Sky-Eagle abruptly resigned from his role heading up the firefighter’s union here in Houston, expressing fear for his safety, saying he’d been threatened by his own fellow firefighters. In light of the resignation, we discuss the challenges inherent in leading the rank and file in a union with Ron Turner, a Professor of Law at the University of Houston.

    Also on this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Iranian American writer Reza Aslan, in advance of his appearance tonight at Christ Church Cathedral. Aslan’s the author of the best-selling book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.

    Plus: A lot can happen in a week. Some good, some bad, some ugly. We parse The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly with our rotating panel of non-experts. This week, we’re joined by the Houston Chronicle’s Joe Holley, attorney and Defending People blogger Mark Bennett, and La Voz de Houston editor Aurora Losada.

    And: A conversation with singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III, about his new album, his family, and his concert tonight in Houston.

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