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Texas military bases may be used for immigrant and child detention

As reported earlier this week on Democracy Now, the U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis announced that two military bases in Texas will be used to imprison immigrants, including children.

Written by Brandon Moeller. Read and produced by Steve Gallington. Aired on 90.1 FM KPFT’s The People’s News on June 29, 2018.

The People’s News seeks new volunteers to contribute their voices, stories and production skills

The People’s News is a unique news show in Houston that it is run entirely by volunteers. We are always looking for new volunteers to join and contribute original reporting, their vocal talents in reading news written and compiled by other volunteers and producers who can help us put it all together.

Written by Brandon Moeller and Staci Davis. Read and produced by Steve Gallington. Aired on 90.1 FM KPFT’s The People’s News on June 29, 2018.

Valdez, Abbott, Cruz, O’Rourke all against family separations – though each propose different solutions

Candidates in Texas’ most contentious races in November speak out about separating families.

Written by Brandon Moeller. Read and produced by Steve Gallington. Aired on 90.1 FM KPFT’s The People’s News on June 22, 2018.

Deputy arrested for sexual assault of immigrant child; he told mother if she spoke out he would deport her

Bexar County sheriff’s deputy Jose S. Nunez was arrested this week on a first-degree felony charge of super aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Written and produced by Brandon Moeller. Aired on 90.1 FM KPFT’s The People’s News on June 22, 2018.

Eleven cooling centers around Houston will be open all summer

For the 13th year, thanks to a partnership with the City of Houston and Reliant, 11 cooling centers will be open and offer a place for residents to go to stay cool – free of charge.

Written by Brandon Moeller. Read and produced by Richard Hanna. Aired on 90.1 FM KPFT’s The People’s News on June 22, 2018.

In the past 20 years, suicides in Texas up 19 percent

Suicides are up 25 percent across the united states in the past 20 years, with North Dakota leading at an increase of about 58 percent while Texas is up about 19 percent. This new data is from a report published by the U.S. Center for Disease Control last week – and the report comes as the national media was discussing the news of two celebrity deaths by suicide.

Written and produced by Brandon Moeller. Aired on 90.1 FM KPFT’s The People’s News on June 15, 2018.

Bytes of Technology: Congressman tries to explain net neutrality, PC Magazine rates cell phone service providers

If you wrote a letter to John Cornyn recently, the U.S. Senator from Texas, appealing to him to save the concept of net neutrality, he might have written you back with a letter where he argues he was trying.

Written and produced by Brandon Moeller. Aired on 90.1 FM KPFT’s The People’s News on June 15, 2018.