Heat wave grips Texas, southwest

People are experiencing excessive heat from Texas to California. Fox 26 Houston Chief Meteorologist Dr. Jim Siebert talks about what is causing this, the effects it can have on the body, and how we can all do our part to keep ourselves and our vulnerable neighbors safe.

What’s behind the spike in mass shootings in the U.S.?

There were at least four mass shootings across the United States this weekend, including on 6th Street in Austin. A law enforcement officer joins The Factor to discuss what could be causing this, and why regulating who owns guns can help curb it.

Hire Houston Youth job fair

If your teen is looking for a job, or if your business is looking to hire for the summer, the city has a great opportunity for you! Brandon Denton with the Mayor’s Office talks about the Hire Houston Youth program.

Seniors in Kashmere Gardens say they are terrorized by crime

Some senior citizens in the Kashmere Gardens say drug sales, prostitution and burglaries are terrorizing their community. A woman who lives in the neighborhood joins The Factor, along with HPD, to discuss what can be done as the city sees record high crime.

Angela After Dark: What is polyamory?

Singer Willow Smith has shared publicly that she identifies as polyamorous. Psychotherapist Angela Jones discusses what that is and its popularity young people.

Report: 251 Texas children died of abuse or neglect in 2020

A report from the Texas Department of Family and Protective services shows that a devastatingly high number of children died of abuse and neglect during 2020 as the pandemic took hold. Rania Mankarious, CEO of Crime Stoppers Houston, and Eduardo Casa de Lopez, from the Houston chapter of SNAP (Survivors Network of People Abused by Priests), join The Factor to discuss why this is happening and how to stop it.

Congressman Al Green Discusses capitol riot report

A bipartisan report about the January 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol describe breakdowns in communications and security that led to the deadly attack. The reaction from Congress has been quite. Isiah goes one-on-one with Congressman Al Green to discuss why he thinks this is and what must be done next to make sure this never happens again.