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Actor Kevin Bacon, and former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (Sept. 8, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: A new survey examines the race for Harris County Judge. Then actor Kevin Bacon and his brother Michael Bacon, aka The Bacon Brothers, talk about their music ahead of a performance in The Woodlands. And former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison reflects on her career and the current state of politics.

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Students from four Houston universities being afforded unique Final Four experience

Posted on · The Business of Major Sporting Events course is being offered through a partnership between the NCAA, Harris County-Houston Sports Authority and Houston Baptist, Rice, Texas Southern and the University of Houston.

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New COVID guidelines, and addressing the crisis in the teaching profession (Aug. 15, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We take a closer look at the CDC's new COVID guidelines, we discuss ways to address the crisis in the teaching profession, a local veterinarian answers your questions, and we consider the impact of putting kids under the spotlight of events like the Little League World Series.

FBI agents at Donald Trump's residence

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FBI raid on Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence is the first in presidential history

Posted on · The FBI execution of the search warrant at Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida is said to be unprecedented. Why is this happening now? We talk with local, national legal and political experts on what led to this and what the agents were actually looking for.

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Is the Second Amendment too vague? Most Americans now want stricter gun laws and universal background checks

Posted on · Today, we talk with legal experts and take listener calls for a discussion on what limits and restrictions should go along with gun ownership, considering the right to bear arms. Plus, news updates from Uvalde and the NRA Convention in Houston.

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Elon Musk, free speech, democracy, and the power of social media. Plus, another new season announcement on the Houston performing arts scene!

Posted on · Experts discuss what will happen when Elon Musk takes over Twitter, the changes coming to the platform, and what will be the impact on free speech. And, we get a preview of Main Theater's 47th season, including productions for children and families through their Theater for Youth series.

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Antisemitic incidents multiplying in Texas, the week in politics, and the Houston Zoo turns 100 (April 27, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: New numbers show antisemitic incidents in Texas more than doubled in 2021. Also we examine the week in politics. The Houston Zoo turns 100. And we visit a local robotics competition.

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International Women’s Day focuses on raising awareness against bias and taking action for equality

Posted on · National experts join us to discuss the situations and injustices that women face in the US and globally. Plus, with breaking news of President Biden’s ban on Russian oil imports, we discuss what that means for Houston’s oil and gas industry.