Laura Lee Lane Weinzierl was a pioneering geologist and paleontologist in the early Texas oil fields.

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How a pioneering geologist helped transform the search for oil and gas — and the Texas economy

Posted on · We learn about the short life of Laura Lee Lane Weinzierl, what studying microscopic fossils undegorund can tell us about where to look for oil and gas, and how work like hers helped transform Houston and Texas.

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Supporting truck drivers (July 13, 2023)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Odds are pretty good just about anything you buy in Houston got here thanks to a truck driver. So, why are truckers so often underappreciated? We learn about some new fforts to support them.