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Tropical weather, and why the state continues to investigate transgender youth and their families (Sept. 26, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We get the latest on a tropical depression developing in the Caribbean Sea and whether it poses any threat to Houston -- and whether it could interfere with the latest attempt to launch the Artemis 1 mission. Also: Why Texas continues to investigate transgender youth and their families for child abuse despite a court ruling temporarily blocking such actions.

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Reflecting on JFK’s moon speech in Houston, 60 years later (Sept. 12, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We visit an event bringing Houston startups together with venture capitalists. Then, on its 60th anniversary, we reflect on John F. Kennedy's historic speech declaring the nation's intention to land on the moon. And a local veterinarian answers your questions.

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Artemis 1 launch delayed, and Houston as a technology hub (Aug. 29, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday’s show: We learn what caused the delay in launching NASA's Artemis 1 mission. And should Houston be the real technology capital of Texas instead of Austin? Plus we discuss what water scarcity in the Rio Grande region means for the rest of Texas. And we preview the Texans season.

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Lessons from Harvey 5 years later (Aug. 22, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We begin a week of discussions marking the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Harvey by examining what still needs to be done to prevent another great flood and reflecting on lessons learned from the disaster with Jeff Lindner, the man who was the face of much of the events.

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New COVID guidelines, and addressing the crisis in the teaching profession (Aug. 15, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We take a closer look at the CDC's new COVID guidelines, we discuss ways to address the crisis in the teaching profession, a local veterinarian answers your questions, and we consider the impact of putting kids under the spotlight of events like the Little League World Series.

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Ike Dike bills moving closer to reality, and Houston pet peeves (Aug. 1, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: What needs to happen for the long-sought-after Ike Dike/coastal barrier project to become reality after the U.S. House and Senate both passed bills containing it? Also: Houstonians share their pet peeves, and we discuss the high cost of going to an Astros game.

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What overturning Roe v. Wade signals about politics and the judiciary (June 27, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We discuss what last week’s Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade signals about politics and the judiciary beyond abortion. Then, we learn about the challenges young people face when dealing with mental illness. And we get an update on Houston sports.

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Baby formula shortage, and bacteria on Texas beaches (May 23, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: How the shortage of baby formula is affecting Houston families, and dealing with the problem of high concentrations of bacteria on Texas beaches -- some of it from human waste. Plus a gardening expert answers questions, and we get an update on Houston sports.