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Gun rights for those under indictment, the week in politics, and Debbie Allen (Sept. 21, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: We examine a court ruling regarding the Second Amendment rights of those under felony indictment. Then, we discuss the latest developments in politics. And Houston native Debbie Allen reflects on her career and how Houston fostered her artistic sensibilities.

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Age restrictions for buying guns, and playwright Ken Ludwig reimagines his first hit (Sept. 16, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Why we won't see new numbers on maternal mortality rates. Then, we discuss whether age restrictions for purchasing assault-style guns could pass Constitutional muster. And playwright Ken Ludwig explains why he rewrote one of his most successful plays with women in the lead roles.

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Annise Parker and Ed Emmett on bridging the political divide (June 2, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We learn what's unusual about this week’s Supreme Court ruling that temporarily blocked a Texas social media law from taking effect. And former Houston Mayor Annise Parker and former Harris County Judge Ed Emmett discuss how to improve our public discourse.

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World AIDS Day reflects on the advancements in medicine, advocacy, and resilience

Posted on · The CEO of AIDS Foundation Houston and a infectious disease specialist at Legacy Community Health share their stories on how the virus has impacted society and science.

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Part 2: What Are The Implications Of The New Abortion Law On Women, Texans, And The Country?

Posted on · A legal and medical expert look into how the abortion restriction law can penalize clinics, impact medically at-risk pregnancies, and other listener questions and concerns.

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What Are The Implications Of The New Abortion Law On Women, Texans, And The Country?

Posted on · The Supreme Court declined to block the law in a 5 to 4 vote. The new Texas law states that abortions are banned after "cardiac activity" is detected in the fetus, estimated at six weeks, without exemptions for incest or rape.

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Thursday’s Houston Matters: City Cancels The State GOP Convention, And Examining Work Practices At Drug Rehab Facilities (July 9, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The Texas GOP's in-person convention is cancelled, an investigation into work practices at drug and alcohol rehab facilities, new opinions from SCOTUS, and developing walkable spaces near transit centers.

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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Supreme Court Upholds DACA, And The Intersection Of Food And Politics (June 18, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The U.S. Supreme Court upholds DACA. Plus, with Quaker Oats retiring the Aunt Jemima brand, we discuss the intersection of politics and food. Plus we get an update on recent stories in the immigration and education beats.