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How the debt ceiling battle could affect Texas health care (Feb. 3, 2023)

Posted on · On Friday's show: We get an update on the situation at the contaminated Jones Road Superfund Site and learn how the debt ceiling battle in Congress could lead to worse health care outcomes for Texans.

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Boil water notice lifted (Nov. 29, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We bring you the latest on the fallout and the effects of the city-wide boil water notice. And we learn how a local researcher is using a telenovela to help Latinos dealing with Alzheimer's disease.

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Election results and analysis (Nov. 9, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: We review what we know about Tuesday's election and what it means going forward. And ballet dancer Lauren Anderson talks about her life with poet Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton, who wrote a new play about it.

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What might happen when county commissioners fully reconvene for the first time in weeks (Nov. 2, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: It could be a testy morning at Harris County Commissioners Court, where the five members will meet for the first time in weeks to officially sign off on a "no new revenue" budget.

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How commissioners’ boycott of a tax vote will affect the county’s budget (Oct. 26, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Despite rising costs, Harris County is now forced to keep tax rates flat for the coming fiscal year because two commissioners boycotted votes on the matter. How will that affect the county's budget? Then we discuss that and other developments in politics in our weekly roundup.

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Comparing prices at Houston’s biggest hospitals (Oct. 13, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: A new report compares prices at three of Houston’s biggest hospital systems. An allergy expert answers your questions. And we visit The Orange Show, a monument to one Houston man's adrent belief in the powers of his favorite citrus fruit.

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School library policies, and the week in politics (Sept. 28, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: We learn how Katy ISD officials revised the district's library policies this week, including how it responds to complaints about books. And we discuss the latest developments in politics in our weekly roundup.

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Reflecting on JFK’s moon speech in Houston, 60 years later (Sept. 12, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We visit an event bringing Houston startups together with venture capitalists. Then, on its 60th anniversary, we reflect on John F. Kennedy's historic speech declaring the nation's intention to land on the moon. And a local veterinarian answers your questions.

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Students from four Houston universities being afforded unique Final Four experience

Posted on · The Business of Major Sporting Events course is being offered through a partnership between the NCAA, Harris County-Houston Sports Authority and Houston Baptist, Rice, Texas Southern and the University of Houston.

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State and federal environmental agencies in conflict over renewal permits for ITC (July 20, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The company responsible for a major chemical fire in 2019 is seeking an operating permit for a Pasadena facility. We learn why the state and the federal government have different opinions on the matter.