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One For All

By Harris County Precinct One
What even is county government? What's the difference between a county and a city? And why should I care about any of it? One for All is here to answer those questions and many more. The goal of this podcast is to demystify county government. We will be talking to different policy and community experts about issues concerning Harris County while breaking down what county government actually does. Here at Harris County Precinct One, we hope you follow along!
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Mid-Season Recap
New to One For All? Get a taste of what we talk about here. Already a listener? Take a trip down memory lane with us. This episode we will go over some of our favorite moments from Season Two so far. Be sure to follow us on social media so you never miss a thing! Twitter and Instagram: @hcpct1
August 17, 2021
Presenting the new Harris County Administrator: Dave Berry
This episode of One For All features a special guest, Harris County's first ever County Administrator- Dave Berry. At the end of June, Harris County Commissioners Court approved the creation of a County Administrator to help improve efficiency among the county's different departments. In county corner, we go over some of the more than 20 departments that the County Administrator will help organize.
July 27, 2021
Equitable Flood Recovery: What It Is and What It Isn't
Year after year, flooding is a constant threat in Harris County. On this episode of One For All, we talk to Commissioner Ellis, one of our Precinct One policy experts Janae Ladet, and the Director of the HOME Coalition Chrishelle Palay.   For decades we have seen the same communities be overlooked when it comes to recovery, based on discriminatory formulas and unfair practices. But Harris County is working to change that. Learn more about our infrastructure and flood resilience projects here: And get connected with the HOME Coalition at:
July 13, 2021
A Prescription for Healthy Food
On this episode of One For All, we talk about a major issue in our region - hunger - and what we are doing at the county to make sure that everyone has access to healthy food. We talk with Tommy Garcia-Prats with Small Places (also known as Finca Tres Robles) and Janna Roberson with Urban Harvest, two recipients of Harris County's Healthy Food Financing Initiative grants. We also talk with Commissioner Ellis about the importance of food security, the challenges around it, and some of the programs we have to help connect people with much needed resources. To learn more about Small Places and Urban Harvest visit their websites: And for more information on our food distributions or other resources visit:
June 22, 2021
Living in the Light: Pride Month Special with Harrison Guy
We are so excited for another season of demystifying county government. In this episode we talk with Harrison Guy, a Black LGBTQ community leader and Houston's 2019 Pride Parade grand marshal about his experiences and what Pride means to him. In County Corner we talk about biking and transportation and Commissioner Ellis talks about Juneteenth and the Emancipation Trail. We hope you join us for another season full of great guests and new lessons. If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health surrounding gender identity or sexual orientation, please visit the or to find resources and support. Producer: Kate Begle
June 15, 2021
Season One Wrap Up
As we close out on our first season of One For All, we reflect on some of our favorite moments, lessons and interviews of this season. We learned a lot putting this season together and we hope you learned somethings too. While we start gearing up for season two, we want YOUR input. Let us know what you want to hear about, who you want us to talk to or any questions you have about county government. You can dm us on Twitter: @hcpct1, on Instagram @hcpct1, or on Facebook @CommissionerPrecinctOne A big thank you to all of you who have tuned in so far and we can't wait to come back for season two!   Producer: Kate Begle Music Credits: "Loopster" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
April 06, 2021
Redefining Justice in Harris County
Harris County is redefining justice and reimagining public safety. On this episode of One For All you'll hear from Harris County Judge Nata Cornelio and Judge Genesis Draper. They will talk about what is important to them when it comes to reform and give us a peak behind the bench at what is happening in our courts. We also have an awesome panel of policy experts and activists. Sasha Legette from Pure Justice, Colin Cepuran from the Harris County Justice Administration Department, and Christina Leon from our Precinct One policy team. This panel will break down bail, indigent defense and other initiatives happening here in Harris County. If you would like to learn more about anything you heard in this episode here are some helpful websites: Producer: Kate Begle Music Credits: "Loopster" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
March 23, 2021
Racism is a Public Health Crisis: The Fight for Environmental Justice in Harris County
Your zip code should not determine your life expectancy. In our region, we have many devastating examples of the dangers of environmental racism. From our air quality, to cancer clusters, our health is tightly connected to our environment. This episode features a conversation with Dr. Bakeyah Nelson from Air Alliance Houston, as well as testimonies from people in our Precinct One community. Tune in to learn more about the effects the environment has on our health, and what Harris County is doing to create a healthier and greener future for all of our communities. To learn more about our County Climate Action Plan visit: Producer: Kate Begle  Music Credits: "Loopster" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License 
March 09, 2021
Black History is Houston's History - A conversation with Rev. Lawson
On this special Black History Month episode of One For All, we have a living civil rights icon, Reverend Bill Lawson, join the podcast. He was a key figure in the desegregation of Houston and is still dedicated to justice and using his voice to help those around him. Tune in to hear Commissioner Ellis and Rev. Lawson talk about the Civil Rights Movement in Houston. Our County Corner highlights important figures and places related to Black History here in Harris County Precinct One. You will also hear from some of our team members about what Black History Month means to them. Producer: Kate Begle Music Credits: "Loopster" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
February 09, 2021
Verzuz: Commissioners Court vs City Council feat. CM Tarsha Jackson
Houston's newest City Council Member, Tarsha Jackson, and Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis dive into their separate but overlapping roles as local government officials. In this episode our two local leaders answer questions we get a lot about the difference between city government and county government and shed some light on ow both entities work together to serves their residents.  In our County Corner today, learn more about the boundaries of Precinct One and what lies within them. To see who you're representatives are you can visit: Producer: Kate Begle Music Credits: "Loopster" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
January 26, 2021
No He's Not the DA: A Chat with our New County Attorney Christian Menefee
We're back with our first episode of 2021. In this week's episode we sit down with our new and historic County Attorney, Christian Menefee, to discuss what the County Attorney's role is in Harris County and what he plans to do with his time in office. Tired of walking around the block to get your steps in? In this County Corner we talk about some of the great parks in Precinct One that you can explore. You can find a whole list of our over 20 parks at Producer: Kate Begle Music Credits: "Loopster" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
January 12, 2021
Voting Rights, Elections, & Color-Coded Envelopes with Administrator Longoria
In this episode of One For All, special guest Isabel Longoria, Harris County’s first ever Elections Administrator, joins us to talk elections and voting rights with Commissioner Ellis. Plus, learn more about the history of Harris County elections in County Corner. Producer: Kate Begle Music Credits: "Loopster" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
December 22, 2020
Achieving Economic Equity
A lot of people probably don’t know what MWBE stands for, and even less probably understand how MWBE programs are related to equity. But hopefully this episode will change that. In this episode we talk to Commissioner Ellis and one of our policy advisors, Sasha Legette, about what Harris County is doing to level the playing field for Minority and Women owned Businesses and Enterprises. And in County Corner, some fun facts about Harris County. Producer: Kate Begle Music Credits: "Loopster" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeod Link: License:
December 15, 2020
This episode of One For All, will answer some big questions surrounding Healthcare. Our hosts talk with Commissioner Ellis and one of our policy team members, Natalie Minas to break down the status of healthcare in Harris County. Healthcare is a very important topic, especially during a global health crisis, but COVID-19 is just highlighting issues that were already here when it comes to healthcare. In this episode we will also introduce a new segment called County Corner where we will explain different aspects of County Government and Harris County. We hope you enjoy! Producer: Kate Begle Music Credits: "Loopster" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
December 08, 2020
One For All Episode One
Welcome to the first ever episode of Harris County Precinct One's new podcast, One For All. Through this podcast we want to demystify county government and give people a peek behind the curtain to see what we are doing here at Precinct One. In our first episode, our hosts sit down with Commissioner Rodney Ellis and discuss new routines during COVID-19, SAFE voting here in Harris County and ZOOM tips! Music Credits: "Loopster" Kevin MacLeod (  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
November 16, 2020