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The week in politics (Jan. 17, 2024)

On Wednesday’s show: We discuss the latest developments in politics in our weekly roundup. And former Houstonian Renée Elise Goldsberry, who won a Tony for her role in Hamilton, talks about how this city shaped her career.

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On Wednesday’s show: This week's winter freeze is nearly over, and the Texas grid has held up well. If many were to blame for grid failures in 2021, who gets credit for this week's relatively smooth sailing? It's a political question and one we answer in this week's political roundup, along with the Iowa caucuses, looking ahead to New Hampshire and South Carolina in the GOP presidential race, and other developments.

Also this hour: Former Houstonian Renée Elise Goldsberry, who won a Tony for her role as Angelica Schuyler in Hamilton, returns home for a concert Saturday night at the Hobby Center. She tells Houston Public Media's Ernie Manouse how her long career in acting and singing began right here in the Bayou City.

And, ahead of a NOVA episode tonight on the James Webb Space Telescope, we hear from one of the folks behind the project that's brought us remarkable high-resolution images from deep space.


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