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Hidalgo staffers hope to disqualify DA Kim Ogg from prosecuting their case (June 3, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Two staffers for Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo are asking that District Attorney Kim Ogg be disqualified from prosecuting their case, which involves a controversial COVID-19 outreach contract. We learn why. And the new Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Houston Field Office discusses his job and efforts to fight crime in the area.

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The response to gun violence, and the Muslim experience in Houston (May 26, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Homicides involving a gun have been on the rise in Harris County since 2018. In the wake of the school shooting in Uvalde, we discuss how we should respond. And a new survey reveals what life is like here for Muslims.

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Hidalgo staffers indicted, Council Member Mary Nan Huffman, and Afghan interpreters (April 12, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Two senior staffers for Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and one former one have been indicted in connection with a COVID-19 vaccine outreach contract. Plus: City Council Member Mary Nan Huffman answers your questions. And we hear from a Houstonian who served as an interpreter for U.S. forces in his native Afghanistan.

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Judge Lina Hidalgo on two years of COVID, and judges recusing themselves (April 8, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Judge Lina Hidalgo reflects on two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, we discuss when judges should recuse themselves in cases, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and we visit the Mecum classic car auction.

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Racist fliers turning up around the city, and a conversation with The Suffers (April 7, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Several Houston areas have recently had racist fliers distributed in certain neighborhoods. Then, Kam Franklin and some of her fellow members of The Suffers talk about their new music. And we visit Rice University baseball program's new high-tech pitching lab.

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Power plays in commissioners court, the week in politics, and Cheech Marin (April 6, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: We learn about some recent strife in Harris County Commissioners Court, we discuss the week in politics, food writers discuss their favorite places to eat in Chinatown and Katy Asia Town, and we chat with comedian Cheech Marin.