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The response to gun violence, and the Muslim experience in Houston (May 26, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Homicides involving a gun have been on the rise in Harris County since 2018. In the wake of the school shooting in Uvalde, we discuss how we should respond. And a new survey reveals what life is like here for Muslims.

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Texans’ minority owner on hiring process for coaches and improving diversity (April 28, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The Houston Dash have launched a discrimination and harassment investigation, and the Texans' minority owner talks about the hiring process for NFL coaches and improving diversity on that front.

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Police contract passes, and invasive species in Texas (March 24, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: A new police union contract gets passed despite some concerns, a new institute expands on cancer research that won a local scientist a Nobel Prize, and we learn about the most pesky invasive species in the area.

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The Bigger Picture: What fictional disasters on film can teach a disaster-prone Houston

Posted on · Our city has had more than its share of natural disasters in recent years. But, unlike recent disaster films such as Moonfall and Don't Look up, no A-list celebrities came to save us. But is there anything these very fictional disasters can teach a city like Houston that's prone to very real -- and very destructive -- ones?

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Omicron fuels COVID concerns as Christmas approaches (Dec. 21, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Concerns about holiday gatherings as the omicron variant spreads, the next president of Rice University discusses his vision for the institution, and filmmaker Sean Baker discusses his latest movie, Red Rocket.