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Houston’s role in the World Cup (Feb. 5, 2024)

Posted on · On Monday's show: The game schedule for the 2026 FIFA World Cup has been announced, including matches in Houston. Also, funding to help move Fifth Ward and Kashmere Gardens residents living near a contaminated railyard is being reconsidered after being delayed for almost a month. And we offer listeners a chance to share their pet peeves about life in Greater Houston.

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Using Independence Day to end slavery (July 3, 2023)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We learn how abolitionists used Independence Day to make their case in pre-Civil War America. That story is the subject of Symbols of Freedom: Slavery and Resistance Before the Civil War by University of Houston history professor Matt Clavin.

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Control of Harris County elections (April 3, 2023)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We learn about a pair of bills in the legislature that could change who's in charge of elections in Harris County. And we offer you a chance to vent about your pet peeves and frustrations about life in Greater Houston.

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Comedy special at the heart of death penalty appeal (Jan. 2, 2023)

Posted on · On Monday's show: The U.S. Supreme Court this week will consider whether to take up a Texas case regarding whether footage from a comedy special taped inside a jail should have been shown to jurors who subsequently gave a convicted murderer the death penalty.

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