Segment 1 - Dr. Michael Adams, Interim Dean of Texas Southern University's Barbara Jordan Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs and Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis discuss the divisive 2016 presidential campaign and how the candidates at the top of the ticket will affect state and local races.
Segment 2 -- State Senator Rodney Ellis and Dr. Michael Adams, Interim Dean of Texas Southern University's Barbara Jordan Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, continue the discussion on the 2016 presidential campaign and if African American turnout will equal the record numbers set during the Barack Obama election years. National polls show that 4-out-5 African Americans favor Hillary Clinton for president, even though many consider her not an ideal candidate.
Segment 3 - A profile of Houston environmental artist, Charles Washington. He transforms items that many toss away as trash into art treasures. Washington, who was once homeless, has now become one of the city's most respected artists with works displayed at galleries around town, including Houston City Hall, the Houston Area Urban League and Shape Community Center's Harambee Art Gallery in Third Ward. Washington is joined in the discussion by Gail Mebane, an artist and co-founder of the Harambee Art Gallery.
Segment 4 - A profile of Tristan Love, a former Houston gang member who turned his life around and finished high school, then graduated from college, became a high school teacher and this year began his first year as Assistant Principal at Sam Houston High School.
Crossroads - October 30, 2016
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