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School dropout rate amid COVID, and Texas AG candidate Rochelle Garza (Oct. 4, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: State numbers paint a picture of how many students dropped out of school during the worst of the pandemic. And we continue our series of interviews with candidates on the ballot on Election Day with Rochelle Garza, candidate for Texas Attorney General.

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An averted railroad strike, and the NPR Politics Podcast comes to Houston (Sept. 15, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: What we avoided from a possible rail worker strike. Then, the first of many interviews with candidates from local elections. And we learn all about the world of bats!

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Actor Kevin Bacon, and former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (Sept. 8, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: A new survey examines the race for Harris County Judge. Then actor Kevin Bacon and his brother Michael Bacon, aka The Bacon Brothers, talk about their music ahead of a performance in The Woodlands. And former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison reflects on her career and the current state of politics.

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Dioxin found in Kashmere Gardens, and the future of live music in Houston (July 15, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: A powerful toxic chemical has been found in a soil sample in the Kashmere Gardens neighborhood. We learn what that means for its residents. Then we begin a two-part exploration into the future of live music in the Houston area with an examination of the challenges local venues face putting on concerts.