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Texans involved in the capitol insurrection, overhauling NASA’s spacesuits, and Hari Kondabolu (June 10, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: The role of Texans in the capitol insurrection, the role of Houston companies in overhauling NASA's spacesuits, and comedian Hari Kondabolu on returning to performing and becoming a father.

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Russian cyber threats to the energy grid, and Richard Linklater’s love letter to Houston and the space race (April 1, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Experts believe Russian hackers are looking for ways to disrupt Texas energy infrastructure, filmmaker Richard Linklater talks about growing up in Houston during the space race and his new film Apollo 10 1/2, and we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

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Preparing for Ukrainian refugees in Houston (March 28, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: How a Houston nonprofit is preparing to welcome Ukrainian refugees, NASA opens a long-sealed container of moon rocks, fighting gridlock in the quest to stop climate change, and an update on Houston sports.

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Companies condemn Texas for investigating families of trans kids (March 14, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: Dozens of corporations are condemning Texas’ order to investigate families of trans kids. And Memorial Hermann and Blue Cross Blue Shield have reached a contract agreement, allowing nearly 200,000 patients to continue care at Memorial Hermann hospitals.

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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.