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Addressing noise from Washington Ave. bars, and actor Jeff Goldblum (May 3, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Proposed changes to the city's noise ordinance are being voted on this week to address noise stemming from Washington Avenue bars. Plus Harris County Commissioner Jack Cagle answers your questions. Then actor Jeff Goldblum talks about performing with his jazz band. And Houstonian KC Davis talks about her new book, How to Keep House While Drowning.

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What Texas has gotten in return for security initiatives at the border (April 22, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: In recent years, Texas has launched numerous costly initiatives aimed at securing the U.S.-Mexico border. But what has Texas gotten in return for those measures? Plus, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week and learn about the new BIPOC Book Festival.

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What’s behind the recent wave of book banning? (Feb. 17, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: A new study says Houston's Black and Latino neighborhoods were less likely to get COVID-19 vaccines during their initial rollout. We learn why. Plus we discuss the recent wave of books being banning from certain schools.

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Making Sense Of False News Stories Spread Across Media Platforms (April 29, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: No one’s coming for your hamburgers, and the Vice President isn't pushing her book on migrants at the border. But boy did those false claims catch on recently. So, what do we do about this Pandora’s box of amplified false news spread among cable news, tabloids, and social media?