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Fact checking claims about the energy grid, and using sports to generate positive PR (July 21, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Politicians are pointing fingers at different entities about concerns regarding energy supply. But how true are those claims? Then we discuss the concept of sportswashing. And we reflect on how air conditioning shaped our city's growth and development.

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Protests planned as NRA convention arrives in Houston (May 27, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Protests are planned this weekend as the National Rifle Association's annual convention takes place in Houston just days after the school shooting in Uvalde. We learn who's speaking at this year's event and what to expect from activists outside the George R. Brown Convention Center.

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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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Which Texas Teachers Stand To Get A Big Raise (May 18, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We find out which Texas teachers are in for a big pay bump, City Councilmember Karla Cisneros fields your questions, and acclaimed violinist Itzhak Perlman discusses his concerts with the Houston Symphony this weekend.

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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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How Flood Projects Can Do More Than Just Prevent Floods (Jan. 14, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: What Houston-area representatives said during the impeachment proceedings, the secondary benefits of flood control projects, and what the new legislative session might mean for the oil and gas industry.

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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.

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Monday’s Houston Matters: Government’s Response To COVID-19 ‘Exposed’, And NYT Columnist Charles Blow On Race Relations (Sept. 28, 2020)

Posted on · On Monday's show: A Houston Chronicle investigation examines how all levels of government failed to prepare for the pandemic, NYT columnist Charles Blow discusses race relations, a local dentist answers your questions, and we get an update on the Texans and Astros.