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The week in politics (Oct. 25, 2023)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: From the House Speaker saga, to local election developments, to why the Lieutenant Governor is spending campaign funds on Israeli bonds, we seek context and clarity in our weekly political roundup.

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Third special session begins (Oct. 9, 2023)

Posted on · On Monday's show: A third special session of the Texas Legislature begins today. The focus of this one includes school vouchers and the creation of a state deportation force. And we get the latest on the Astros' playoff run.

Laura Lee Lane Weinzierl was a pioneering geologist and paleontologist in the early Texas oil fields.

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How a pioneering geologist helped transform the search for oil and gas — and the Texas economy

Posted on · We learn about the short life of Laura Lee Lane Weinzierl, what studying microscopic fossils undegorund can tell us about where to look for oil and gas, and how work like hers helped transform Houston and Texas.

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Oil production and gas prices (June 6, 2023)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We talk about Saudi Arabia’s decision to cut oil production and what that may mean for the oil and gas industry here in Houston and gas prices for consumers in the busy summer travel months.

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How the energy industry and Houston’s environment have changed in the past decade (April 20, 2023)

Posted on · As Houston Matters prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary, we continue our series of conversations about how things in the city have and have not changed in the past decade. Today, we talk with experts about how the energy industry and concerns about the environment have changed in that time.

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Policy ideas on mass shootings (April 4, 2023)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: A new report from Rice University suggests two specific actions to address the problem by – among other things – honing in on a trait most of the shooters have in common.

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Checking in on Harvey recovery, five years later (Aug. 23, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Five years after Hurricane Harvey we discuss what's been done to recover from the storm, how architecture and design could play a role in preventing flooding, and whether home buyouts after flood events truly work.

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