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Full Show: Political Roundup, And Houston World Series Of Dog Shows (July 19,2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Our political analysts discuss the latest on the Senate GOP healthcare bill. We pay a visit to the Houston World Series of Dog Shows. And the Indie rock group Run River North performs in studio.

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Health Care Experts Weigh In On Senate GOP Bill: Thursday’s Show (June 29, 2017)

Posted on · Facing defections from within their own party, Republican leaders in the US Senate decided on Tuesday (June 27, 2017) to delay a vote on their health care bill until after the July 4 recess. While that gives senators more time to weigh their decisions on the bill, it also gives us more time to discuss […]

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Political Roundup: Senate Healthcare Bill, and President Trump’s Travel Ban

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. On this edition, we discuss the delayed vote on the GOP Senate healthcare bill, the Supreme Court reviving parts of President Trump’s travel ban, and other developments in global, national, and state politics — all with an eye for […]

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Antibiotic-Resistant ‘Superbug’ Prevalent in Houston

Posted on · (Above: The bacteria K. pneumoniae shown under a microscope. Photo: Public Domain/Wikipedia Commons) A strain of bacteria resistant to antibiotics is more common in Houston than anyone previously realized. That’s according to researchers at Houston Methodist who reported the findings May 16. The strain is called Klebsiella pneumoniae and is what is often referred to as […]

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Gerrymandering Ruling, Superbugs, and Sgt. Pepper: Thursday’s Show (June 1, 2017)

Posted on · Gerrymandering is the process by which congressional districts are drawn in a way that heavily favors one party over the other. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that North Carolina had violated the Constitution by doing this very thing — drawing district lines according to race. After similar rulings in Alabama and Virginia, could Texas […]

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How Further Reimbursement Cuts for Therapy Services Might Affect Patients

Posted on · New regulations concerning reimbursement rates for services like speech therapy take effect July 1. And some critics contend the cuts could push many providers out of business. Vicki Gilani, a speech-language pathologist in Houston, tells us what this might mean for her and her patients. During the 2015 legislative session, the budget committee voted to […]