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Battleship Texas prepares to set sail, and reporting on Harvey’s aftermath (Aug. 30, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday’s show: We learn about plans this week to move the Battleship Texas to Galveston for repairs. Then News 88.7 reporters reflect on creating the podcast Below the Waterlines. And we revisit a conversation with musician Steve Earle.

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Annise Parker and Ed Emmett on bridging the political divide (June 2, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We learn what's unusual about this week’s Supreme Court ruling that temporarily blocked a Texas social media law from taking effect. And former Houston Mayor Annise Parker and former Harris County Judge Ed Emmett discuss how to improve our public discourse.

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NEXT QUESTION (Ep 22): Choreographer Trey McIntyre, Dr. Umair Shah, Pop Culture Conclave, And The Music Of Charlie Crockett

Posted on · On this episode, Executive Director of Harris Country Public Health, Dr. Umair Shah; inside the creative mind of dancer/choreographer Trey McIntyre; Our Pop Culture Conclave reconvenes to talk about the film I Still Believe, and all those cancellations; and we have singer Charley Crockett with "I Am Not Afraid."

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NEXT QUESTION (Ep 20): Suze Orman, Judy Cheeks, Pop Culture Conclave & Singer Madeline Edwards

Posted on · On this episode, we visit with Financial Expert Suze Orman, who talks about her latest PBS special Suze Orman's Ultimate Retirement Guide; Dance Diva Judy Cheeks shares tales of her life, career, and her new album Love Dancin'; Our Pop Culture Conclave reconvenes to discuss the results of the NAACP Image Awards and the rocky start of Apple Plus; and the music of Madeline Edwards.

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Tuesday’s Show: Flu Concerns, And Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo (Feb. 4, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Concerns about coronavirus could be distracting us from a greater threat, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo discusses issues facing the county, a local horticulturalist answers your gardening questions, and the band YACHT performs.

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Next Question (Ep 14): David “Mr. McFeely” Newell, Mo Rocca, The Pop Culture Conclave, And The Music Of Deva Mahal

Posted on · On this episode, we visit the world of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood with the man behind "Speedy Delivery," David Newell; chat with CBS Sunday Morning's Mo Rocca about his new book Mobituaries; hear new music from the daughter of blues great Taj Mahal, and we reconvene our Pop Culture Conclave - Dustin Chase, Justin McKee & Eddie Robinson.

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Next Question (Ep 13): Star Wars, Composer Jerry Herman, Free Metro, 1917, Just Mercy, And Say Girl Say

Posted on · On this episode, we explore the world of one of the greatest Sci-Fi franchises in history with the Star Wars Enthusiasts of Houston; Gail Delaughter investigates METRO's suggestion for eliminating rider fees; a conversation with the late, great, legendary Broadway composer and lyricist Jerry Herman, film critic Dustin Chase reviews 1917, The Song of Names, and Just Mercy; plus the music of Say Girl Say.

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