Houston Matters

COVID-19’s effect on hospitals after two years, and ask the veterinarian (April 18, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: Area hospitals continue to assess the financial damage caused by the pandemic over the last two years, a local veterinarian answers your questions, and we get an update on Houston sports.

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What the fight to save coral reefs has in common with mental health (April 14, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: City of Houston employees will now get paid parental leave. And a marine biologist explains what the fight to save coral reefs has in common with her daughter's mental health struggles.

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Judge Lina Hidalgo on two years of COVID, and judges recusing themselves (April 8, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Judge Lina Hidalgo reflects on two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, we discuss when judges should recuse themselves in cases, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and we visit the Mecum classic car auction.

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Racist fliers turning up around the city, and a conversation with The Suffers (April 7, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Several Houston areas have recently had racist fliers distributed in certain neighborhoods. Then, Kam Franklin and some of her fellow members of The Suffers talk about their new music. And we visit Rice University baseball program's new high-tech pitching lab.

Health & Science

Texas’ chief epidemiologist hopeful as COVID-19 hospitalizations fall to 2-year low

Posted on · Texas’ Chief State Epidemiologist says nearly 99% of the state population has developed at least some immune response to COVID-19. However, other public health experts caution the virus can be unpredictable.

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Dealing with the BA.2 subvariant of COVID, and investigating parents for providing gender-affirming care (March 31, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: How local public health officials are dealing with the even more contagious BA.2 strain of the omicron variant of COVID-19, and what gets set into motion and what authority CPS has when it investigates parents for providing gender-affirming care.

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Two Years into the pandemic, and Fort Bend County Judge KP George (March 15, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We reflect on where things stand two years after the COVID-19 pandemic began in earnest in Greater Houston, and Fort Bend County Judge KP George discusses issues affecting his county and answers your questions.