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Third special session nears its end (Nov. 7, 2023)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: While today is Election Day in Greater Houston and across the state, it's also the last day of the third special session of the Texas Legislature. We discuss what was accomplished -- and mostly what wasn't.

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Special ed at HISD (Oct. 5, 2023)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We learn about HISD’s struggle to maintain special education services after cutting 21 contractors. And NPR’s Steve Inskeep talks about his new book and lessons from Abraham Lincoln for keeping a divided nation together.

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Teacher pay lawsuit (Sept. 1, 2023)

Posted on · On Friday's show: The head of the Houston Federation of Teachers explains why her organization is suing over HISD’s plan to tie teacher pay, in part, to test scores. And we learn why a few hundred particle physicists are descending on Houston next week.

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