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Mail service delays (Jan. 29, 2024)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We learn why some Houstonians have been experiencing major delays in mail service. Then Texas writer Ben Fountain talks about what the nation of Haiti has to tell the rest of the world about looming issues that may affect us. And veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller answers pet care questions.

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The week in politics (Oct. 25, 2023)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: From the House Speaker saga, to local election developments, to why the Lieutenant Governor is spending campaign funds on Israeli bonds, we seek context and clarity in our weekly political roundup.

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Public defender costs and caseloads (Feb. 27, 2023)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We discuss the money Harris County spends for court-appointed defense attorneys and the caseloads of those public defenders. And U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón talks about how nature plays a role in her work and her love of Houston's grackles.

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Gov. Abbott and Beto O’Rourke set to debate, and a controversial rail company merger (Sept. 30, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: We preview tonight's debate between Gov. Greg Abbott and his challenger, Beto O'Rourke, and discuss whether such events influence the outcome on Election Day. And we learn more about a proposed merger of rail companies and some people's concerns about it.

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Vaccine boosters target omicron, and writer Erika L. Sanchez (Sept. 6, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Who should get newly approved COVID-19 boosters that target the omicron variant? Then, Carolyn Evans-Shabazz answers questions about issues facing the city. And we talk with writer Erika L. Sanchez.

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Vanessa Wyche Takes The Helm At NASA’s Johnson Space Center (Aug. 26, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: An update on the COVID-19 situation in Montgomery County, a conversation with the new director of the Johnson Space Center, and poet Rita Dove talks about her latest collection.

Sandie Lee, Mariah Lyttle and Chédra Arielle in THE COLOR PURPLE and Houston poet Francis T. Goodbeer

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Mariah Lyttle Gets Her Big Break In “The Color Purple” And Francis T. Goodbeer Shares Her Journey From Retired Nurse To Poet

Posted on · It’s all about new beginnings, as we feature a singer-actor starring in her first national production and a native Houstonian who has created a new life through poetry.

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