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Texas social media law moves forward, but more challenges await (Sept. 20, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: A new Texas law preventing social media companies from censoring posts based on political views will be allowed to take effect after a court ruling last week. But the legal battle over it is far from over.

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Hidalgo staffers hope to disqualify DA Kim Ogg from prosecuting their case (June 3, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Two staffers for Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo are asking that District Attorney Kim Ogg be disqualified from prosecuting their case, which involves a controversial COVID-19 outreach contract. We learn why. And the new Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Houston Field Office discusses his job and efforts to fight crime in the area.

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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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Making Sense Of False News Stories Spread Across Media Platforms (April 29, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: No one’s coming for your hamburgers, and the Vice President isn't pushing her book on migrants at the border. But boy did those false claims catch on recently. So, what do we do about this Pandora’s box of amplified false news spread among cable news, tabloids, and social media?

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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Monitoring Air Pollution During Storms, And The Week In Politics (Sept. 23, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Tropical Storm Beta provides air quality information for Harris County, our weekly political roundup, a bug expert answers your questions, and an author returns to Texas 40 years after a falling out.

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Monday’s Show: A Potential Second Wave Of COVID-19, & Poet Jericho Brown (May 18, 2020)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: An update on COVID-19 in Greater Houston, what a potential second wave of the virus might mean, vocational training programs find ways to continue, and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jericho Brown.

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Thursday’s Show: The Race For Congressional District 22, And Poet Nick Flynn (Jan. 16, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn about the race for Congressional District 22, a new study about the health of Harris County, rapper SaulPaul tells his story, and Nick Flynn talks about his new collection of poetry.

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Full Show: Southern Baptist Convention, And Inside The School Finance Reform Bill (June 11, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: An update from the Southern Baptist Convention, the school finance reform bill, gender equality in music, LGBTQ portrayal in film and TV, and poet Ocean Vuong.