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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 conversations, ranging from issues of race to the coronavirus, we strive to keep our listeners well-informed and educated. The ability to listen and share is what moves a society forward… together!

You can listen to Town Square with Ernie Manouse every weekday at 3pm on News 88.7.

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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 conversations, ranging from issues of race to the coronavirus, we strive to keep our listeners well-informed and educated. The ability to listen and share is what moves a society forward… together!

You can listen to Town Square with Ernie Manouse every weekday at 3pm on News 88.7.

    For Hip-Hop Artist Lecrea, Restoration Is a Process

    For Hip-Hop Artist Lecrea, Restoration Is a Process

    Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk. Ernie is joined by Lecrae, a two-time Grammy award-winning hip-hop artist, entrepreneur, and New York Times bestselling author of his autobiography, I Am Restored: How I Lost My Religion, But Gained My Faith. Lecrea discusses his life, legacy, and how he defines, "restored." Then, public sociologist and founding director of the... Read More

    • 50 min
    Your Voting Questions And Concerns Answered By Experts

    Your Voting Questions And Concerns Answered By Experts

      Town Square with Ernie Manouse begins at 3 p.m. CT on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk Brandon Rottinghaus, co-host of the Party Politics podcast, walks us through a survey investigating the helpfulness of Texas election county websites. As part of our series on voting (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, and part 7), this episode features Roxanne Werner, director of community relations for the Harris... Read More

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    Houstonians React To The Final Presidential Debate

    Houstonians React To The Final Presidential Debate

    Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk. Coronavirus, immigration, climate change and the future of the oil and gas industry were among prominent topics in the second and final Presidential Debate. Did you learn anything new from Trump's or Biden’s responses? How might their stances impact Houston? In this episode, we talk reactions and takeaways from both... Read More

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    Your Harris County Voting Questions Answered

    Your Harris County Voting Questions Answered

    Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk. Nearly 27,000 people had voted within the first six hours of Thursday, Oct. 22 in Harris County, with the county expecting to hit a total million votes by the end of the week, according to the County Clerk’s Office. Record turnout means that people are – and will be –... Read More

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    With Recent COVID Cases In Houston Schools, What Can We Do To Keep Students And Teachers Safe?

    With Recent COVID Cases In Houston Schools, What Can We Do To Keep Students And Teachers Safe?

    Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk. Schools continue to reopen, as the community continues to deal with COVID.  For example, Houston Independent School District faced confirmed and presumed COVID cases within its first days of in-person instruction this week. What can we learn from this?  What is the impact on the community?  And what can we... Read More

    • 49 min
    Early Voting Is Underway In Harris County, What You Need To Know

    Early Voting Is Underway In Harris County, What You Need To Know

    Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, questions@townsquaretalk.org or @townsquaretalk. According to the Harris County Clerk’s Office, in the first week of early voting, nearly 720,000 residents have cast their ballot for the November 3rd election. But even with this kind of turnout, the pandemic, recent litigation and increase in mail-in voting have left many with lingering questions about the voting... Read More

    • 49 min

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