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Plans to raise part of I-10, and Houston’s stress level (July 29, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: We learn why some residents are concerned about plans to raise a portion of I-10. Then, we discuss why Houston might be more stressed than other cities, according to a new survey. And we reflect on the film A League of Their Own on its 30th anniversary with the actress who played Marla Hooch.

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The market for liquified natural gas, and Fort Bend Co. Judge KP George (June 14, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: What a recent explosion and plant shutdown means for liquified natural gas prices, and Fort Bend County Judge KP George answers your questions. Plus: Recent developments in consumer technology and the Houston filmmakers behind a new western.

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The response to gun violence, and the Muslim experience in Houston (May 26, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Homicides involving a gun have been on the rise in Harris County since 2018. In the wake of the school shooting in Uvalde, we discuss how we should respond. And a new survey reveals what life is like here for Muslims.

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Texans’ minority owner on hiring process for coaches and improving diversity (April 28, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The Houston Dash have launched a discrimination and harassment investigation, and the Texans' minority owner talks about the hiring process for NFL coaches and improving diversity on that front.

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Banning vaping and e-cigarettes in public, and the week in politics (March 30, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: City council considers banning vaping and smoking e-cigarettes in public, we discuss the week in politics, we learn why most Americans aren't getting the end-of-life care they need, and we talk with filmmaker Ti West.

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The Bigger Picture: What fictional disasters on film can teach a disaster-prone Houston

Posted on · Our city has had more than its share of natural disasters in recent years. But, unlike recent disaster films such as Moonfall and Don't Look up, no A-list celebrities came to save us. But is there anything these very fictional disasters can teach a city like Houston that's prone to very real -- and very destructive -- ones?