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Plans to cut property taxes (Jan. 20, 2023)

Posted on · On Friday's show: State lawmakers have plans to reduce property taxes across Texas. How much will it save typical homeowners? And we discuss how unlimited paid time off models work at businesses adopting that benefit model.

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An early uptick in flu cases, and how ‘The West Wing’ influenced real-life politics (Sept. 27, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We learn why Houston is seeing an early uptick in flu cases. And the television series The West Wing inspired a whole generation to engage in the world of politics, but did it establish unrealistic expectations?

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Walkout at Commissioners Court, and whether bail reform measures are working (Sept. 14, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: We learn why two GOP members of Harris County Commissioners Court boycotted a vote on the county budget. Then, we discuss the latest developments in politics. And new research examines whether Harris County's bail reform measures are working.

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Shrinking childcare options, Houston’s best BBQ, and author Grace Li (June 8, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Why the number of childcare providers has shrunk in the last two years, the week in politics, Houston's best BBQ joints, and author Grace Li on her novel Portrait of a Thief.