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Texans involved in the capitol insurrection, overhauling NASA’s spacesuits, and Hari Kondabolu (June 10, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: The role of Texans in the capitol insurrection, the role of Houston companies in overhauling NASA's spacesuits, and comedian Hari Kondabolu on returning to performing and becoming a father.

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Hidalgo staffers hope to disqualify DA Kim Ogg from prosecuting their case (June 3, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Two staffers for Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo are asking that District Attorney Kim Ogg be disqualified from prosecuting their case, which involves a controversial COVID-19 outreach contract. We learn why. And the new Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Houston Field Office discusses his job and efforts to fight crime in the area.

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Protests planned as NRA convention arrives in Houston (May 27, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Protests are planned this weekend as the National Rifle Association's annual convention takes place in Houston just days after the school shooting in Uvalde. We learn who's speaking at this year's event and what to expect from activists outside the George R. Brown Convention Center.

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Houston’s strong place in the global economy despite the pandemic (May 20, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: How Houston fared in international trade and business in 2021, plans to restore natural prairie around town, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and how bees have influenced human architecture.

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Ike Dike legislation moves forward, and Huma Abedin steps out of the shadows (May 6, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Legislation to protect Texas from storm surge moves forward in the U.S. Senate, Huma Abedin discusses her new memoir ahead of an event in Houston, and we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

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Ramp connecting 59 with 610 set to close for two years, and a farewell to Andrés Orozco-Estrada (April 29, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: A major highway closure begins this weekend, we find out who the Texans selected in the NFL Draft, we learn what "agrihoods" are, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and Andrés Orozco-Estrada talks about his tenure with the Houston Symphony ahead of his final concert.

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What Texas has gotten in return for security initiatives at the border (April 22, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: In recent years, Texas has launched numerous costly initiatives aimed at securing the U.S.-Mexico border. But what has Texas gotten in return for those measures? Plus, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week and learn about the new BIPOC Book Festival.