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Other legal questions spawned by the Dobbs ruling (July 28, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Local officials take action against Union Pacific, citing pollution in Kashmere Gardens and the Fifth Ward. And we discuss some other legal questions the recent Dobbs ruling has spawned.

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Chronicling a crisis in American democracy (June 16, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: New York Times correspondent Jonathan Martin discusses his book, This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America's Future. And we visit Juneteenth historical sites in Galveston.

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Annise Parker and Ed Emmett on bridging the political divide (June 2, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We learn what's unusual about this week’s Supreme Court ruling that temporarily blocked a Texas social media law from taking effect. And former Houston Mayor Annise Parker and former Harris County Judge Ed Emmett discuss how to improve our public discourse.

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Judge Lina Hidalgo on two years of COVID, and judges recusing themselves (April 8, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Judge Lina Hidalgo reflects on two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, we discuss when judges should recuse themselves in cases, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and we visit the Mecum classic car auction.

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UH in the Elite Eight, and closing the state’s oyster harvest (March 25, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Another grand jury declines to indict Deshaun Watson, the UH Cougars' run in the NCAA tournament, a unanimous decision in a Supreme Court case stemming from Houston, and why Texas has closed nearly all of the state’s public oyster reefs for harvesting.

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Thursday’s Houston Matters: City Cancels The State GOP Convention, And Examining Work Practices At Drug Rehab Facilities (July 9, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The Texas GOP's in-person convention is cancelled, an investigation into work practices at drug and alcohol rehab facilities, new opinions from SCOTUS, and developing walkable spaces near transit centers.