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Mayor Turner’s New Police Reforms (April 30, 2021)

Posted on · On Friday's show: The mayor unveils a new set of police reforms, helping some students continue to learn in a virtual environment even when the pandemic is over, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and the history of Houston's forgotten week-long festival, No-Tsu-Oh.

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Technical Issues On The First Day Of STAAR Testing (April 8, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: STAAR Test technical issues, what Latino parents want in a new HISD Superintendent, drugs in Texas prisons, previewing a new lunar lander and its Houston control center, and bidding farewell to News 88.7's Laura Isensee.

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One Year Later: How The Pandemic Has Reshaped Society (March 11, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: A review of renters' rights in the wake of February's freeze, and, one year in, we reflect on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected society -- from working from home, to virtual classrooms, to mask-wearing.

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Teachers Protest Over Conditions, Testing, And Funding Amid The Pandemic (Dec. 15, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: A teacher explains why she and her fellow educators are protesting over the situation they face in the pandemic, Rep. Lizzie Fletcher answers your questions, and we discuss how the Biden administration might affect the environment.

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How Foreign Policy Changes Under Pres. Biden Might Affect Houston (Dec. 8, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We discuss how potential US foreign policy changes in the new Biden administration might affect Houston, Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia answers your questions, we discuss the latest school rankings, and we learn about The Alley Theatre's virtual presentation of A Christmas Carol.

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How COVID-19 Is Affecting Men And Women Differently (Nov. 12, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: HISD votes on making Grenita Lathan its permanent superintendent, how COVID-19 is affecting men and women differently, Houstonians celebrate Diwali, and an exhibit about jazz funerals in New Orleans.