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The week in politics (Nov. 22, 2023)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: We discuss the latest in local, state, and national news in our weekly political roundup. And a new documentary offers a closer look at Lady Bird Johnson through her own recordings.

Ruth Robertson in front of Angel Falls in 1949

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How Ruth Robertson’s expedition to the world’s tallest waterfall succeeded when many men failed

Posted on · The story of the photographer, who spent her later years in the Houston area, and her historic 1949 expedition is told in "Angel Falls," a new historical fiction novel from writer Kathryn Casey.

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Special ed at HISD (Oct. 5, 2023)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We learn about HISD’s struggle to maintain special education services after cutting 21 contractors. And NPR’s Steve Inskeep talks about his new book and lessons from Abraham Lincoln for keeping a divided nation together.

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Election lawsuit dropped (Sept. 25, 2023)

Posted on · On Monday's show: Alexandra del Moral Mealer has dropped her lawsuit challenging the results of last year's election for Harris County judge. We learn why and discuss whether we should expect more challenges like hers in our current political climate.

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Remembering the ‘Battle of the Sexes’ (Sept. 20, 2023)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Fifty years ago today, tennis star Billy Jean King struck a blow for women’s equality in sports, defeating her male counterpart, Bobby Riggs, in a televised match at the Astrodome seen by millions.