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Firefighters Union Proposes A New Way Forward In Contract Dispute (June 3, 2021)

On Thursday’s show: Firefighters push for an amendment to their charter, how a new flood warning system might help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and stories of immigrants from India, Pakistan, and China.



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On Thursday’s Houston Matters: The Houston firefighters union is proposing a new way to renew their contract with the city. We hear more from their president.

Also this hour: We learn about a new flood-alert system and how it might actually help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Then: How many South Asian immigrants ended up in Houston. Dr. Uzma Quraishi of Sam Houston State University discusses her book Redefining the Immigrant South: Indian and Pakistani Immigration to Houston during the Cold War.

And a Chinese-American family's search for answers about their heritage leads somewhere unexpected in a new documentary called Far East Deep South. The film screens June 5 during the annual Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival, which begins today and runs through June 13.


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