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Pediatric ICU bed shortage, and Taco-Tastic Cookbook (Nov. 18, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: We learn why hospitals in Texas and Greater Houston are facing a shortage of pediatric ICU beds. Then, we discuss recent developments in consumer technology. And chef and restaurant owner Victoria Elizondo talks about her new taco cookbook, Taco-Tastic.

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School dropout rate amid COVID, and Texas AG candidate Rochelle Garza (Oct. 4, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: State numbers paint a picture of how many students dropped out of school during the worst of the pandemic. And we continue our series of interviews with candidates on the ballot on Election Day with Rochelle Garza, candidate for Texas Attorney General.

Politics

Texas AG says counties can spend COVID relief funds on extra pay for elected officials without public notice

Posted on · The nonbinding legal opinion states local elected and appointed officials can receive up to $25,000 for work done during the COVID-19 pandemic on top of their regular salaries. Unlike other pay raises, these “premium pay” bonuses don’t need to be declared to the public ahead of time.

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Vaccine boosters target omicron, and writer Erika L. Sanchez (Sept. 6, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Who should get newly approved COVID-19 boosters that target the omicron variant? Then, Carolyn Evans-Shabazz answers questions about issues facing the city. And we talk with writer Erika L. Sanchez.

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New COVID guidelines, and addressing the crisis in the teaching profession (Aug. 15, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We take a closer look at the CDC's new COVID guidelines, we discuss ways to address the crisis in the teaching profession, a local veterinarian answers your questions, and we consider the impact of putting kids under the spotlight of events like the Little League World Series.