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Assessing tornado damage (Jan. 25, 2023)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: We assess the damage in Pasadena and Deer Park after a tornado touched down Tuesday afternoon, tearing roofs off homes, damaging buildings, flipping vehicles, and downing power lines.

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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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Mayor Turner’s Proposal For Firefighter Raises (May 20, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: A closer look at Mayor Turner’s proposal for raising firefighter pay, how autonomous vehicle technology is progressing, plans to renovate Jones Plaza and drive more visitors to downtown, and reflecting on the spectacle that was professional wrestling in Houston in the 1970s.

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What Houston’s Economy Will Be Like Next Year (Dec. 9, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The economic forecast for 2021, our weekly political roundup, lessons from the recent hurricane season, and preserving Texans’ home movies.

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Friday’s Houston Matters: Tropical Weather Approaching, And Forming Coronavirus Bubbles (July 24, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's show: An update on tropical weather in the gulf, the benefits of forming coronavirus "bubbles," The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and a preview of the shortened Astros season.

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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Why The Chinese Consulate Was Closed, And An American History Do-Over (July 23, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Why Houston’s Chinese consulate was closed, an update on potential severe weather forming in the Gulf of Mexico, rewriting American history, and planning a performing arts season in uncertain times.