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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.

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Chronicling a crisis in American democracy (June 16, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: New York Times correspondent Jonathan Martin discusses his book, This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America's Future. And we visit Juneteenth historical sites in Galveston.

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Jan. 6 hearings, and a billion-dollar bond proposal from Harris County (June 15, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: In a double dose of our weekly political roundup, we recap the Jan. 6 hearings and find out why county leaders are proposing a billion-dollar bond package. And we visit Harris County’s Emergency Operations Center at Houston TranStar.

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The market for liquified natural gas, and Fort Bend Co. Judge KP George (June 14, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: What a recent explosion and plant shutdown means for liquified natural gas prices, and Fort Bend County Judge KP George answers your questions. Plus: Recent developments in consumer technology and the Houston filmmakers behind a new western.

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Texans involved in the capitol insurrection, overhauling NASA’s spacesuits, and Hari Kondabolu (June 10, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: The role of Texans in the capitol insurrection, the role of Houston companies in overhauling NASA's spacesuits, and comedian Hari Kondabolu on returning to performing and becoming a father.