Author and Historian Ibram X. Kendi
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Bookstores sue over book rating law (July 27, 2023)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Two bookstores in Texas are suing over a new Texas law that requires them to rate books on their appropriateness and prohibits "sexually explicit" material from libraries.

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School library policies, and the week in politics (Sept. 28, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: We learn how Katy ISD officials revised the district's library policies this week, including how it responds to complaints about books. And we discuss the latest developments in politics in our weekly roundup.

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How Do We Determine Something’s Economic Impact?

Posted on · When Houston hosted Super Bowl 51 earlier this month, we heard a lot about the economic impact it would have on the area. A firm hired by the Super Bowl committee estimated the benefit would be something like $350 million coming into the local economy. Meanwhile, amid belt-tightening in Austin, the state's public libraries are […]

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