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What overturning Roe v. Wade signals about politics and the judiciary (June 27, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We discuss what last week’s Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade signals about politics and the judiciary beyond abortion. Then, we learn about the challenges young people face when dealing with mental illness. And we get an update on Houston sports.

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Baby formula shortage, and bacteria on Texas beaches (May 23, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: How the shortage of baby formula is affecting Houston families, and dealing with the problem of high concentrations of bacteria on Texas beaches -- some of it from human waste. Plus a gardening expert answers questions, and we get an update on Houston sports.

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Deadly fires in Texas prisons, and Elizabeth McIngvale’s mental health journey (May 9, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: Unsafe wiring and inadequate alarm systems have led to deaths in Texas prisons, Elizabeth McIngvale's mental health journey, a local veterinarian answers your questions, and we get an update on sports.

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Turning a landfill in Sunnyside into a solar farm, and what motivates Gov. Abbott (April 25, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: A new project in Sunnyside plans to convert a landfill into the nation's largest urban solar farm. Plus, we take a closer look at what motivates Gov. Greg Abbott. And an expert outlines what we do and don't know about microplastics in our water -- and in our bodies.

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COVID-19’s effect on hospitals after two years, and ask the veterinarian (April 18, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: Area hospitals continue to assess the financial damage caused by the pandemic over the last two years, a local veterinarian answers your questions, and we get an update on Houston sports.

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Dealing with the BA.2 subvariant of COVID, and investigating parents for providing gender-affirming care (March 31, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: How local public health officials are dealing with the even more contagious BA.2 strain of the omicron variant of COVID-19, and what gets set into motion and what authority CPS has when it investigates parents for providing gender-affirming care.

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Preparing for Ukrainian refugees in Houston (March 28, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: How a Houston nonprofit is preparing to welcome Ukrainian refugees, NASA opens a long-sealed container of moon rocks, fighting gridlock in the quest to stop climate change, and an update on Houston sports.

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Companies condemn Texas for investigating families of trans kids (March 14, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: Dozens of corporations are condemning Texas’ order to investigate families of trans kids. And Memorial Hermann and Blue Cross Blue Shield have reached a contract agreement, allowing nearly 200,000 patients to continue care at Memorial Hermann hospitals.