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Immigrant voters in Texas, and how a book sparked the environmental movement of the ’60s (Nov. 4, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Statistics show immigrant voters now represent 11 percent of the electorate in Texas. We discuss how the electorate has changed in the state in the last decade. And Douglas Brinkley explains how one book helped spark the environmental movement of the 1960s and 70s.

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Other legal questions spawned by the Dobbs ruling (July 28, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Local officials take action against Union Pacific, citing pollution in Kashmere Gardens and the Fifth Ward. And we discuss some other legal questions the recent Dobbs ruling has spawned.

Town Square

How new abortion laws are affecting women’s mental and physical health

Posted on · When it comes to the new abortion laws in Texas and across the country, there's a divide on what to do about cases of rape, incest, or if the mother’s life is at risk. Today, experts discuss the medical concerns of this complicated issue. But first, we start with the psychological impact.

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Why the Justice Department is investigating Texas over its border initiative (July 7, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: City and county leaders plan to sue Union Pacific over alleged toxic pollution from the railroad's Fifth Ward site. Plus, we learn why the Justice Department is investigating Texas over its Operation Lone Star border initiative. And we discuss how the recent Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade could lead to an erosion of privacy rights.