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Annual school rankings (Jan. 23, 2024)

Posted on · On Tuesday’s show: The annual public school rankings from Children at Risk are out. The organization’s CEO walks us through the report. And newly elected City Controller Chris Hollins talks about his new role and how he plans to approach the city’s looming budget issues.

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Houston area schools that typically perform well have shown drop in performance since pandemic, annual report shows

Posted on · In Houston, many high schools that typically perform well, such as Bellaire, Westside, Lamar and Memorial, have seen significant drops in performance. Meanwhile, Carnegie Vanguard High School was the most highly ranked high school in the area.

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Texas legislature’s effect on kids (Jan. 17, 2023)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We discuss how the new legislative session might affect Texas children. And we visit a section of the East End to learn how some developers want to create a neighborhood where residents can function without cars.

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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.

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Democrats Leaving The State To Block Controversial Legislation (July 13, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: State lawmakers look to break quorum in the special session of the Texas Legislature in a second attempt to block controversial GOP legislation critics have slammed as voter suppression.

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How Foreign Policy Changes Under Pres. Biden Might Affect Houston (Dec. 8, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We discuss how potential US foreign policy changes in the new Biden administration might affect Houston, Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia answers your questions, we discuss the latest school rankings, and we learn about The Alley Theatre's virtual presentation of A Christmas Carol.

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