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Abortion law at the Texas Supreme Court (Nov. 29, 2023)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday about whether the state’s abortion law harms women who face complications during pregnancy. We take a closer look at the legal questions at play. And we discuss the latest developments in politics in our weekly roundup.

Pretty Caucasian woman doctor talking with her patient on breast examination.
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A tough start to the school year, and actor Jason Lee’s photos of Galveston (Feb. 8, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: The cumulative effect of COVID, teacher burnout, faculty and staff shortages, and political pressure on public education, and a conversation with actor Jason Lee about his new book of photography of Galveston.

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Dealing With Abandoned Oil & Gas Wells, And Helping Artists Of Color (Sept. 30, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Understanding a power grid winterization loophole for natural gas companies, dealing with the problem of abandoned oil and gas wells, and financial help for artists of color.

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Why Do Some Racial Groups Get Screened Less for Breast Cancer?

Posted on · A new study form the Journal of the American College of Radiology says there are significant differences in breast cancer screening rates for racial groups in the U.S. Why? We discuss what's being done on the local level to address screening deficiencies with Dorothy Gibbons, co-founder and CEO of The Rose, a breast health organization […]

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Texas Water Issues, and Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Screening: Wednesday’s Show (January 11, 2017)

Posted on · Later this month (Jan. 23-27, 2017), policymakers and conservationists will gather in Austin for the Water for Texas 2017 conference to discuss all things water-related in the state. One of the speakers at the event is Luke Metzger of Environment Texas. He tells us what his main concerns are related to water quality and supply […]

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What a Sea Snail Can Teach Us About the Side Effects of Chemotherapy

Posted on · Cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy are familiar with potential side effects, including what’s commonly known as “chemo brain” – some struggle to concentrate, or have memory problems during a course of chemotherapy. There are treatments to mitigate such effects, but mostly, patients just have to live with it until their treatment is over. A new […]

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