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Using Independence Day to end slavery (July 3, 2023)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We learn how abolitionists used Independence Day to make their case in pre-Civil War America. That story is the subject of Symbols of Freedom: Slavery and Resistance Before the Civil War by University of Houston history professor Matt Clavin.

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Control of Harris County elections (April 3, 2023)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We learn about a pair of bills in the legislature that could change who's in charge of elections in Harris County. And we offer you a chance to vent about your pet peeves and frustrations about life in Greater Houston.