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Flooding and pollution in minority communities, and the impact of minority-owned businesses (June 30, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Increased flooding across the country is exposing more people to industrial waste, especially those in minority communities. Plus, a new report examines the impact of minority-owned businesses on the region's economy. And a Houston teacher is honored at the Tony Awards.

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What overturning Roe v. Wade signals about politics and the judiciary (June 27, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We discuss what last week’s Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade signals about politics and the judiciary beyond abortion. Then, we learn about the challenges young people face when dealing with mental illness. And we get an update on Houston sports.

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Preparing for more triple-digit heat, and how tax incentives keep costing taxpayers (June 23, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Local municipalities are taking action to prepare for more intense heat in the coming days. Then we learn why expiring corporate tax incentives will cost Texas taxpayers billions of dollars. Plus: Using architecture to prevent flooding, and Tiffany Derry of The Great American Recipe.

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Watson settles lawsuits, the week in politics, and the loss of the Shamrock Hotel (June 22, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Former Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is settling 20 of the 24 civil lawsuits women have filed accusing him of sexual assault and harassment. Also we discuss the week in politics and reflect on how the loss of the Shamrock Hotel changed historic preservation in Houston.

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COVID vaccine for young kids, Make Music Day in Houston, and the co-creator of ‘Deadpool’ (June 21, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: A pediatrician discusses the approval of the COVID vaccine for children as young as 6 months. We celebrate Make Music Day in Houston with some live performances. And we talk with Fabian Nicieza, the co-creator of the Marvel character Deadpool.