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Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy Makes The Case For Transforming Mental Health (May 6, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: How the former Congressman's own challenges with addiction and bipolar disorder have informed his advocacy for a stronger mental health care system, why Fort Bend County Judge KP George voted against a plan to distribute COVID-19 relief funds, and we meet the city's new poet laureate.

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How The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause Is Affecting Houston (April 14, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: How the pause in distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is affecting Houston, the week in politics, maintaining good mental health amid the pandemic, and a competition of youth accordion players.

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Teachers Union Weighs In On COVID-19 School Closures (Oct. 21, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The Houston Federation of Teachers weighs in on recent HISD school closures due to COVID-19, our weekly political roundup, how first responders are dealing with the pandemic, and a new opera involves competitive bird calling.

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Friday’s Houston Matters: Arkema Case Ends Without A Prosecution, And Gov. Abbott Limits Ballot Drop-Off Locations (Oct. 2, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's show: A judge rules prosecutors failed to prove their case against Arkema and its Crosby plant manager, Gov. Abbott wields his power in the battle over absentee ballots, how a group as diverse as Latinos came to be considered a monolithic voting bloc, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news, and Houstonians share their mental health stories.

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Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Reforming The Police Oversight Board, Immigrant Children’s Mental Health (Sep. 1, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: City council members negotiate for reforms to the Police Oversight Board, Mayor Pro Tem Dave Martin answers questions, the mental health of immigrant students, and handwritten letters make a comeback.