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Mayor’s Reversal On Housing Deal, Greg Travis, & Growth in Katy (Oct. 12, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Why the mayor changed his mind on a controversial housing contract, City Council Member Greg Travis answers your questions, what's behind recent growth in Katy, and a new memorial to Houstonians lost to COVID-19.

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Remembering Texas Feminist Sissy Farenthold (Sept. 28, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Paying homage to a prominent Texas feminist, a conversation with City Councilmember Martha Castex-Tatum, and the nation's reckoning with Confederate monuments.

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How Houston’s Helping In The Aftermath Of Ida (Aug. 31, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: How Houston is helping those affected by Hurricane Ida and those taking refuge here, City Council Member Abbie Kamin answers your questions, and a visit to a local career and vocational school.

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COVID-19 Hospitalizations In Houston Are On Pace To Set A New Record (Aug. 17, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: The region is on pace to exceed 4,000 total COVID-19 hospitalizations, City Council Member Carolyn Evans-Shabazz answers your questions, and how air conditioning shaped Houston's growth.

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Which Texas Teachers Stand To Get A Big Raise (May 18, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We find out which Texas teachers are in for a big pay bump, City Councilmember Karla Cisneros fields your questions, and acclaimed violinist Itzhak Perlman discusses his concerts with the Houston Symphony this weekend.

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Ransomware Attack Highlights Vulnerability Of Energy Technology (May 11, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: A ransomware attack shuts down a major oil pipeline, City Councilman Dave Martin fields your questions, how the Astros' iconic rainbow uniforms came to be, and Houstonians who collect unusual things.

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The Murder Trial Of Derek Chauvin, And Families Sue Center Point Over Winter Freeze Deaths (March 30, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: A closer look at three legal proceedings affecting Houston, a conversation with City Councilman David Robinson, how Texas law enforcement agencies use hypnosis in investigations, and artist Jennifer May Reiland discusses her new exhibit.

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What New CDC Guidelines Mean For Houston (March 9, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: The implications of the CDC's new guidelines for life in Houston, HISD’s Interim Superintendent is leaving, City Council Member Amy Peck answers your questions, and we discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected public health and communities of color one year later.