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What it would take to bring Brittney Griner home, and Indian composer and violinist L. Subramaniam (Aug. 5, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: An international relations expert explains what it might take for the United States to arrange for Griner's release after her guilty verdict and sentencing. Then, we discuss how a recent ruling limiting the EPA's power might affect Houston. And Indian composer and violinist L. Subramaniam talks about his concert in Houston this weekend celebrating 75 years of Indian independence.

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Ramp connecting 59 with 610 set to close for two years, and a farewell to Andrés Orozco-Estrada (April 29, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: A major highway closure begins this weekend, we find out who the Texans selected in the NFL Draft, we learn what "agrihoods" are, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and Andrés Orozco-Estrada talks about his tenure with the Houston Symphony ahead of his final concert.

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Another setback for the San Jacinto Waste Pits (April 15, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: We learn about the latest delay in efforts to clean up a hazardous waste site. Plus, Houston will likely face stricter pollution standards to reduce smog. And we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

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How highway projects disproportionately displace minorities (Nov. 12, 2021)

Posted on · On Friday's show: A new investigation examines who gets displaced by highway projects, including here in Houston. And musician Kam Franklin of The Suffers discusses her experience at the Astroworld festival and her new solo work.

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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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Local Reaction To Gov. Abbott Ending The Texas Mask Mandate (March 3, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Houston leaders react to Gov. Abbott ending the state's mask mandate, the week in politics, Houston's best woman-owned restaurants, and the first Black conductor of the Baytown Symphony Orchestra.

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How The Houston Economy Looks — And Where It’s Headed (Oct. 16, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: A controversial new rule for Texas social workers, an update on the local economy, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and an interactive classical music experience along Buffalo Bayou.

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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Homeschooling In A Pandemic, The Week In Politics, And Making Houston Prettier (Aug. 12, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The benefits of home schooling during a global pandemic, our weekly political roundup, efforts to make Houston prettier, and an ambitious music project nears completion.