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Can technology fill the void where more police officers are needed? (Dec. 15, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The city considers new technology that identifies where and when shots are fired and alerts police. Can it fill the void of additional law enforcement personnel the city can’t afford?

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The Ion development agreement, and a veteran helps resettle Afghan refugees (Nov. 11, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Houston City Council approves an agreement with the Ion developers, and an Afghanistan veteran shares how working to resettle refugees from that country helped him process his experiences from the war.

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What’s on the ballot for Election Day, and preparing to argue before the Supreme Court (Nov. 2, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We learn about what's on the ballot this Election Day, a conversation with City Council Member Amy Peck, what it's like to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court, and commemorating loved ones...under the sea.

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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.