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How greed and lax regulation may have helped spur the February 2021 power failures

Posted on · Houston Chronicle columnist Chris Tomlinson discusses the role pipeline operators and traders may have played during the freezing weather and walks us through lawsuits filed in the 2.5 years since, all of which is outlined in his four-part series for the paper.

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Deaths at the Harris County Jail, and the president of the NAACP (Oct. 6, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We learn more about a pair of recent deaths at the Harris County Jail and what role overcrowding at the facility may have played. And the national president of the NAACP talks about what needs to be done to achieve racial equity in this country.

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Inside An Agonizing 3-Hour Wait For 911 Response To Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Texas

Posted on · Following a 911 call about a family that had fainted, first responders arrived at the house and knocked on the door. No one answered, so they left. Inside, an entire family was being poisoned by carbon monoxide.

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The Prospects Of Returning To ‘Normal By Summer’ (April 12, 2021)

Posted on · On Monday's show: Hopes of things returning to "normal by summer" regarding the pandemic, state regulators defending the oil and gas industry they oversee, a former ERCOT official reflects on problems within the agency, and an update on Houston sports.

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