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How The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause Is Affecting Houston (April 14, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: How the pause in distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is affecting Houston, the week in politics, maintaining good mental health amid the pandemic, and a competition of youth accordion players.

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Why Texas Had Among The Most Arrests From The Capitol Insurrection (April 7, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Why Texas had among the most arrests stemming from the capitol insurrection, our weekly political roundup, Houston's best restaurants for outdoor dining, and a new dance festival celebrates Latinx dancers and choreographers.

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COVID-19 Hospitalization Rate Drops Under 4,000 In Texas (March 17, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: A look at the COVID-19 hospitalization rate in Houston and Texas, our weekly political roundup, and a visit to the new immersive art installation in the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern.

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Local Reaction To Gov. Abbott Ending The Texas Mask Mandate (March 3, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Houston leaders react to Gov. Abbott ending the state's mask mandate, the week in politics, Houston's best woman-owned restaurants, and the first Black conductor of the Baytown Symphony Orchestra.

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Vaccine Distribution In Fort Bend Co., And The Best Black-Owned Restaurants (Feb. 3, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: An update on COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Fort Bend County, analysis of the week in politics, food writers discuss Houston's best Black-owned restaurants, and a new exhibit pays homage to DJ Screw.

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Six More Officers Indicted For Roles In Botched Harding Street Raid (Jan. 27, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Inside the latest charges against HPD officers for a deadly 2019 drug raid, lessons from the Holocaust for the present day, our weekly political roundup, and celebrating 50 years of Masterpiece.

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How The Biden Administration Might Impact The Pandemic And Health Care (Dec. 16, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The pandemic's impact on businesses tied to trade shows and conventions, our weekly political roundup, and what the incoming Biden administration might mean for the COVID-19 pandemic and health care in Houston.