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Could Casino Gambling Ever Be Legal In Texas? (May 7, 2021)

Posted on · On Friday's show: An update on key bills in the legislature, why lobbyists from Las Vegas are descending on the Texas Capitol, The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week, and a switchboard operator of sorts for calls to astronauts in space.

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Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy Makes The Case For Transforming Mental Health (May 6, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: How the former Congressman's own challenges with addiction and bipolar disorder have informed his advocacy for a stronger mental health care system, why Fort Bend County Judge KP George voted against a plan to distribute COVID-19 relief funds, and we meet the city's new poet laureate.

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Creative Ways To Encourage COVID-19 Vaccination (May 5, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: How Harris County is encouraging people to get vaccinated, the week in politics, great places for crawfish and Cajun food in the city, and good news for some endangered birds native to the Texas coast.

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Texans’ Opinions On Health Care Policy Issues (May 4, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: A new survey sheds light on how Texans feel about certain health care policy issues, Rep. Lizzie Fletcher takes your questions, and the rough-and-tumble history of politics in Texas.

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Mayor Turner’s New Police Reforms (April 30, 2021)

Posted on · On Friday's show: The mayor unveils a new set of police reforms, helping some students continue to learn in a virtual environment even when the pandemic is over, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and the history of Houston's forgotten week-long festival, No-Tsu-Oh.

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Making Sense Of False News Stories Spread Across Media Platforms (April 29, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: No one’s coming for your hamburgers, and the Vice President isn't pushing her book on migrants at the border. But boy did those false claims catch on recently. So, what do we do about this Pandora’s box of amplified false news spread among cable news, tabloids, and social media?

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Requiring Employees To Get Vaccinated (April 27, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Houston Methodist requires employees to be vaccinated, Congressman Al Green fields your questions, physicist Brian Greene finds meaning amid the vastness of time, and former Houstonian Jen Shyu discusses her music.

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Making Solar Panel Installation Easier And More Affordable (April 26, 2021)

Posted on · On Monday's show: Details on the city’s new solar co-op, a unique book shows what life was like for African Americans in Houston 50 years after emancipation, and the latest developments in Houston sports.