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Looking ahead to the World Series, and David Brancaccio of the Marketplace Morning Report (Oct. 28, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: What we can learn from inflation of the past. Then, we chat with the man in charge of protecting our nation from a missile attack. And we catch up with David Brancaccio, host of the Marketplace Morning Report.

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Veteran: Writing About War Isn’t the Best Therapy – But it Helps

Posted on · Houston native Brian Van Reet is a veteran of the Iraq War. While he’s written a fictionalized account of three soldiers’ experiences in Iraq called Spoils, he says writing about war isn’t necessarily the best therapy, in his opinion. He says it’s too public, and the process is too tedious. However, many veterans like him […]

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School Funding, Military Declines, and Comicpalooza: Friday’s show (May 22, 2015)

Posted on · In 2011, the Texas Legislature cut $5 billion from the public education budget. More than two-thirds of Texas public school districts filed lawsuits. Then in 2013, lawmakers restored the majority of the funding cut two years earlier. Nevertheless, a court challenge over how the state funds schools has gone forward, with arguments expected in the […]