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How the debt ceiling battle could affect Texas health care (Feb. 3, 2023)

Posted on · On Friday's show: We get an update on the situation at the contaminated Jones Road Superfund Site and learn how the debt ceiling battle in Congress could lead to worse health care outcomes for Texans.

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County approves additional funding for law enforcement (Feb. 2, 2023)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Harris County Commissioners have approved close to $10 million in additional funding for law enforcement, namely the sherriff’s and district attorney’s offices -- though not without some drama.

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How Houston police are trained (Jan. 31, 2023)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: In the aftermath of the death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, we take a closer look at how police officers are trained in Houston and how that has changed in recent years.

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How the EPA regulates refineries (Jan. 30, 2023)

Posted on · On Monday's show: A new report claims the EPA and state agencies are failing to regulate refineries, allowing them to dump toxic chemicals and metals into waterways -- with the top four worst offenders being in Texas.

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Working past retirement age (Jan. 26, 2023)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We discuss why some older Houstonians keep working long past the traditional retirement age. And new revelations about the siege on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco 30 years ago come to light in a new book.

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Assessing tornado damage (Jan. 25, 2023)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: We assess the damage in Pasadena and Deer Park after a tornado touched down Tuesday afternoon, tearing roofs off homes, damaging buildings, flipping vehicles, and downing power lines.