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Watson settles lawsuits, the week in politics, and the loss of the Shamrock Hotel (June 22, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Former Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is settling 20 of the 24 civil lawsuits women have filed accusing him of sexual assault and harassment. Also we discuss the week in politics and reflect on how the loss of the Shamrock Hotel changed historic preservation in Houston.

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LIVE from historical Ashton Villa in Galveston, Texas – the birthplace of Juneteenth

Posted on · Today, we're on location where African Americans were officially declared free from slavery on June 19, 1865. Our conversation reflects on a time of celebration, while learning the history and the deeper meaning of the Juneteenth holiday itself.

Houston Matters

Colleges look to contain COVID as classes resume (Jan. 11, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: How local colleges and universities are dealing with the omicron surge, and a conversation with Harris County Attorney Christian Menefee about a new hiring policy and several lawsuits the county is involved in.

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Bringing In More Nurses And Other COVID-19 News (Aug. 25, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The latest on COVID-19 from the head of St. Luke’s Health, our weekly political roundup, how Southern Blacks fared in Texas during Reconstruction and under Jim Crow, and how local concert venues and musicians are dealing with the COVID-19 surge.

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Annette Gordon-Reed On The History And Meaning Of Juneteenth (June 17, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We get the latest on the sweltering weather and the potential this weekend for a weather disturbance in the gulf, and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed discusses her book On Juneteenth.