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Flooding and pollution in minority communities, and the impact of minority-owned businesses (June 30, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Increased flooding across the country is exposing more people to industrial waste, especially those in minority communities. Plus, a new report examines the impact of minority-owned businesses on the region's economy. And a Houston teacher is honored at the Tony Awards.

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A tough start to the school year, and actor Jason Lee’s photos of Galveston (Feb. 8, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: The cumulative effect of COVID, teacher burnout, faculty and staff shortages, and political pressure on public education, and a conversation with actor Jason Lee about his new book of photography of Galveston.

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How Do We Protect The Mental Health And Safety Of Children Going Back To School During A COVID Surge?

Posted on · How are local schools preparing for the school year? What’s going on with several Texas school districts, including HISD, defying the Governor’s ban on mask mandates? And what does the medical community recommend?

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Teacher’s Appreciation Week Highlights Those Who Impact Our Lives And Our Children’s Lives

Posted on · Teacher Appreciation Week began on Monday, May 3, and ends on Friday, May 7th. Parents, students, and alumni are encouraged to reach out to teachers to express their thanks and appreciation.

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Teachers Union Weighs In On COVID-19 School Closures (Oct. 21, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The Houston Federation of Teachers weighs in on recent HISD school closures due to COVID-19, our weekly political roundup, how first responders are dealing with the pandemic, and a new opera involves competitive bird calling.