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Controversial development deal goes unaddressed, and a different way to handle redistricting (Oct. 8, 2021)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Mayor Turner’s handling of a development deal goes unaddressed at a special council meeting, considering a new way to handle redistricting, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

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Marchers plan to demonstrate for women’s rights Saturday (Oct. 1, 2021)

Posted on · On Friday's show: A preview of the Houston Women’s March, an update on some key developments in Congress, a conversation with an astronaut from Axiom Space, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and musicians Wendy and Lisa from Prince's band, The Revolution.

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Resettling Afghan Refugees In Houston (Aug. 20, 2021)

Posted on · On Friday's show: A COVID update from the city's health authority, the process of resettling Afghan refugees in Houston, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and how a local teacher used dance videos to help him connect with students – and went viral in the process.

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A Mask Mandate For Schools, And Vaccines For Pregnant Women (Aug. 13, 2021)

Posted on · On Friday's show: We learn more about a mask mandate for schools and daycares, new guidance on COVID vaccines for pregnant women, a closer look at how the infrastructure bill just passed in the Senate would affect Greater Houston, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

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COVID Threat Level Raised To Red (Aug. 6, 2021)

Posted on · On Friday's show: The county hits its highest threat level for the first time since June 2020, how a local company is helping solve long-cold missing persons cases, and a conversation with legendary R&B producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

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Why Houstonians And Texans Are Struggling More During The Pandemic (July 29, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: An analysis of Census Bureau data shows 54 percent of Houstonians saw a drop in employment since the beginning of the pandemic. That's higher than the rest of the state -- and the rest of the country.