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Addressing violent crime, and Houston’s best food halls (Sept. 7, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Some local members of law enforcement, politicians, and some candidates for office speak out about the need to address violent crime in the area. Then we discuss the latest developments in politics. And local writers talk about their favorite food halls around town.

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Politics from the pulpit, and lessons from a career in Texas politics (Sept. 1, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We discuss the mingling of religion and politics after a prominent Houston pastor's political remarks from the pulpit. Then Mary Beth Rogers, the former campaign manager and chief of staff for the late Texas Gov. Ann Richards, reflects on her life in politics. And we meet the Houston Chronicle’s new restaurant columnist.

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Bond proposal headed to voters, and previewing Houston Restaurant Weeks (Aug. 3, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Voters will get to decide in November whether Harris County can issue around $1 billion in bonds for infrastructre spending. Then, we discuss the week in politics. We preview the menus for Houston Restaurant Weeks. And we reflect on the disaster that was Woodstock '99.

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Preparing for more triple-digit heat, and how tax incentives keep costing taxpayers (June 23, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Local municipalities are taking action to prepare for more intense heat in the coming days. Then we learn why expiring corporate tax incentives will cost Texas taxpayers billions of dollars. Plus: Using architecture to prevent flooding, and Tiffany Derry of The Great American Recipe.

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Shrinking childcare options, Houston’s best BBQ, and author Grace Li (June 8, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Why the number of childcare providers has shrunk in the last two years, the week in politics, Houston's best BBQ joints, and author Grace Li on her novel Portrait of a Thief.