Guns and mass shootings in America

Our panel discusses whether there is a gun problem in America and where the blame lies in the deaths of another eight people, this time in Indiana.

Angela After Dark

Dr. Angela Jones answers a viewer question about partners’ sex drives not matching up.

Cryptocurrency is hot again

After a strong week for cryptocurrencies, we take a look at how it works and if now is a good time to get started in it.

What is NFT

NFT is all the buzz online – but what is it and how does it work? One aspiring NFT artist explains the appeal and the popularity.

What needs to be done to stop school shootings

After yet another school shooting in the US, a student organizer and mother her lost her child in the Santa Fe High School shooting discuss what needs to be done by lawmakers to save lives in the future.

Johnson & Johnson vaccine pulled

A Houston-area doctor talks about the decision to pull the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and the rarity of the blood clots they are reportedly linked to.

Daunte Wright protests

Protesters have hit the streets across the country in response to the shooting death of Daunte Wright at the hands of police in Brooklyn Center, MN. Our panel discusses the protests, and says those who criticize the looting are part of the problem.

Jiu-jitsu coming back in live entertainment

Jiu-jitsu is just one of the sports making a comeback in live entertainment. We talk to two men who put on a recent grappling match about what life looks like a year after COVID -19 shut things down.

Child Abuse Awareness Month

April is Child Abuse Awareness month and for the better part of the last year, one of the biggest reporters of child abuse was away from children: teachers. Our panel discusses how to keep children safe from being abused.

Police shooting incidents

An unarmed 20-year-old black man was shot and killed by police in Brooklyn Center, MN, just ten miles from where George Floyd was killed. A police officer in Virginia has been fired after body camera video showed him manhandling an Army Lieutenant during a traffic stop, for which no laws were broken. Our panel discusses what needs to change in policing in America.

Financial literacy

April is Financial Literacy Month. The University of Houston Downton is working to make sure that Houstonians are equipped to make good choices when it comes to finances, especially during the pandemic. One of the coaches from the program joins The Factor, along with the program’s director, to discuss the impacts on the community.

TikTok Creators

There was a lot of backlash after a white TikTok creator appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, showing Fallon how to do viral dances – many of them created by Black content creators. Among them was the dance to Cardi B’s “Up,” which was created by two Houston teenagers. They talked about what it was like to see that bit play out on national television, and what it was like when Fallon ultimately invited the original creators on the show.

CDC Racism

The CDC announced Thursday that racism is a threat to public health. Our panel says this is something Black and Brown communities already knew, and discusses what should be the next step.