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Candidate Interview: Sean Teare (Feb. 15, 2024)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Sean Teare, who’s running for Harris County District Attorney, joins us for a candidate interview. Then, we discuss what happens when the public's right to know bumps up against an individual's right to privacy. And we learn how a simple test involving Black children and a pair of dolls helped end school segregation.

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Why the Justice Department is investigating Texas over its border initiative (July 7, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: City and county leaders plan to sue Union Pacific over alleged toxic pollution from the railroad's Fifth Ward site. Plus, we learn why the Justice Department is investigating Texas over its Operation Lone Star border initiative. And we discuss how the recent Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade could lead to an erosion of privacy rights.

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Hidalgo staffers indicted, Council Member Mary Nan Huffman, and Afghan interpreters (April 12, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Two senior staffers for Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and one former one have been indicted in connection with a COVID-19 vaccine outreach contract. Plus: City Council Member Mary Nan Huffman answers your questions. And we hear from a Houstonian who served as an interpreter for U.S. forces in his native Afghanistan.

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