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Using Independence Day to end slavery (July 3, 2023)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We learn how abolitionists used Independence Day to make their case in pre-Civil War America. That story is the subject of Symbols of Freedom: Slavery and Resistance Before the Civil War by University of Houston history professor Matt Clavin.

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How to Prevent Drunk Driving in Houston and Help Those With DUIs Recover

Posted on · Now through July 7, the Texas Department of Public Safety will have more state troopers on the Lone Star State’s roadways. The increased presence is designed, in part, to discourage or catch drunk drivers. Repeat DWI offenders can find themselves in Harris County’s SOBER Court (Save Ourselves By Education and Recovery). It’s one of a […]

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