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Layoffs in the news industry (Jan. 25, 2024)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We discuss the wave of layoffs hitting the news industry in recent days. And we talk about what the Oscar-nominated film “Poor Things” has to say about female liberation. Plus saxophonist Joshua Redman and pianist Paul Cornish, who's an HSPVA alum, join us ahead of a performance in Houston.

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Mayor Turner’s farewell (Dec. 21, 2023)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We discuss Mayor Sylvester Turner’s last city council meeting, the accomplishments he touted during it, and what challenges are first up for Mayor-elect John Whitmire and the next Houston City Council.

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The week in politics (Nov. 22, 2023)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: We discuss the latest in local, state, and national news in our weekly political roundup. And a new documentary offers a closer look at Lady Bird Johnson through her own recordings.

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The fate of bike sharing (Sept. 21, 2023)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Houston BCycle, the city’s bike share system, recently announced it was shutting down. But will that still happen now that the mayor says he will ask City Council to approve funding to save it?

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Rise in COVID numbers (Aug. 24, 2023)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We discuss a recent rise in COVID cases locally and whether there’s any cause for concern. And the head coach of the team from Needville discusses their experience at the Little League World Series.

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Bookstores sue over book rating law (July 27, 2023)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Two bookstores in Texas are suing over a new Texas law that requires them to rate books on their appropriateness and prohibits "sexually explicit" material from libraries.

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The new Rockets coach and his baggage (April 27, 2023)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The Rockets hired Ime Udoka as their new head coach because of his championship accumen, but is he worth the baggage stemming from his suspension in Boston related to a relationship with a female subordinate?

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Restaurants and post-COVID expansions (March 23, 2023)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Houston-area restaurants want to keep expanded outdoor seating established early during the COVID-19 pandemic. Houston City Council is considering it. We learn more and discuss the state of area restaurants.

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