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Checking in on Harvey recovery, five years later (Aug. 23, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Five years after Hurricane Harvey we discuss what's been done to recover from the storm, how architecture and design could play a role in preventing flooding, and whether home buyouts after flood events truly work.

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Harris County takes issue with latest election audit (Aug. 4, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The county's plans to sue the state over the latest audit of its elections, potential laws designed to stop abortion-related travel, the lack of air conditioning in Texas prisons, and the stories behind Houston's skyline.

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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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Houston’s strong place in the global economy despite the pandemic (May 20, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: How Houston fared in international trade and business in 2021, plans to restore natural prairie around town, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and how bees have influenced human architecture.

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Calls For Ken Paxton’s Resignation, And Congressional Candidate Mike Siegel (Oct. 6, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Inside the latest allegations against the state's attorney general, a conversation with Congressional candidate Mike Siegel, journalist Peter Baker discusses the career of James Baker, and the concept of architectural activism.