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Vanessa Wyche Takes The Helm At NASA’s Johnson Space Center (Aug. 26, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: An update on the COVID-19 situation in Montgomery County, a conversation with the new director of the Johnson Space Center, and poet Rita Dove talks about her latest collection.

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Could Casino Gambling Ever Be Legal In Texas? (May 7, 2021)

Posted on · On Friday's show: An update on key bills in the legislature, why lobbyists from Las Vegas are descending on the Texas Capitol, The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week, and a switchboard operator of sorts for calls to astronauts in space.

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Requiring Refineries To Offer Documents And Meetings In Languages Other Than English (April 22, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: A new proposal would require refineries and chemical plants to offer documents and public meetings in languages other than English, the history of the Black cowboy in Texas, and an alternate history of the space race.

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Addressing Houston’s Rising Murder Rate, And Riding Out Rising Sea Levels (Nov. 19, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Addressing Houston's rising murder rate, how some Gulf Coast residents plan to handle rising sea levels, a conversation with astronaut and Houston native Loral O’Hara, and reflecting on the contributions of the late columnist Molly Ivins.

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Umair Shah On Departing Harris County Public Health (Nov. 18, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The county's top public health official explains why he's leaving the job, and we learn about the extra precautions Texas universities are taking in the face of increasing cases of COVID-19.