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Brittney Griner released (Dec. 8, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We discuss what we know about Griner’s release and whether the prisoner the United States released is a steep price to pay. And we learn why the League of Women Voters of Houston is shifting from a volunteer-only organization to hiring staff.

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DA outlines election investigation (Nov. 21, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: The Harris County District Attorney's Office outlines how a criminal investigation into alleged irregularities on Election Day will be handled and responds to criticism about supposed political motivations for it.

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The famous “Doll Test” and understanding racial identity

Posted on · The "Doll Test" was a psychological study conducted to test the racial perceptions of young children that proved to be crucial for understanding segregation's effect on black children.

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Bringing Black stories to the forefront of American history (Aug. 19, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Storms are bringing some much-needed rain to the region. We get the latest from Space City Weather. And we talk with journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, the creator of The 1619 Project, which aims to bring the stories and contributions of enslaved Africans to the forefront of American history.

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The latest on the monkeypox outbreak, and live music in Houston (July 22, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: What Houstonians should know about monkeypox. Then, we conclude a two-part exploration of the future of live music in the Houston area. And we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

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Controversial development deal goes unaddressed, and a different way to handle redistricting (Oct. 8, 2021)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Mayor Turner’s handling of a development deal goes unaddressed at a special council meeting, considering a new way to handle redistricting, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

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Remembering Texas Feminist Sissy Farenthold (Sept. 28, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Paying homage to a prominent Texas feminist, a conversation with City Councilmember Martha Castex-Tatum, and the nation's reckoning with Confederate monuments.

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What We Know About The Delta Variant In Greater Houston (July 16, 2021)

Posted on · On Friday's show: How the Delta variant of the coronavirus is manifesting itself in the area, an educator's experience teaching Critical Race Theory, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and actor Michael Rosenbaum.