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Requiring Refineries To Offer Documents And Meetings In Languages Other Than English (April 22, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: A new proposal would require refineries and chemical plants to offer documents and public meetings in languages other than English, the history of the Black cowboy in Texas, and an alternate history of the space race.

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Technical Issues On The First Day Of STAAR Testing (April 8, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: STAAR Test technical issues, what Latino parents want in a new HISD Superintendent, drugs in Texas prisons, previewing a new lunar lander and its Houston control center, and bidding farewell to News 88.7's Laura Isensee.

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Addressing Houston’s Rising Murder Rate, And Riding Out Rising Sea Levels (Nov. 19, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Addressing Houston's rising murder rate, how some Gulf Coast residents plan to handle rising sea levels, a conversation with astronaut and Houston native Loral O’Hara, and reflecting on the contributions of the late columnist Molly Ivins.

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Umair Shah On Departing Harris County Public Health (Nov. 18, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The county's top public health official explains why he's leaving the job, and we learn about the extra precautions Texas universities are taking in the face of increasing cases of COVID-19.

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Tuesday’s Houston Matters: An Historic Space Launch, And City Councilman Edward Pollard (May 26, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Houston Methodist CEO Marc Boom, City Councilman Edward Pollard, a new era of American spaceflight, and engineering an open-source ventilator for COVID-19 patients.

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Friday’s Show: Making Medical Equipment, And Astronaut Jim Lovell Reflects On Apollo 13 (April 10, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Local organizations shift focus to making hospital equipment amid the pandemic, astronaut Jim Lovell on the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13, how the pandemic is affecting NASA, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the news.