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Immigrant voters in Texas, and how a book sparked the environmental movement of the ’60s (Nov. 4, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Statistics show immigrant voters now represent 11 percent of the electorate in Texas. We discuss how the electorate has changed in the state in the last decade. And Douglas Brinkley explains how one book helped spark the environmental movement of the 1960s and 70s.

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Astros even the World Series with a combined no-hitter (Nov. 3, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We get an update on the World Series, which is now tied at two games apiece after Astros pitchers no-hit the Phillies. And we learn how participating in college sports and resulting concussions can affect brain wellness later in life.

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Looking ahead to the World Series, and David Brancaccio of the Marketplace Morning Report (Oct. 28, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: What we can learn from inflation of the past. Then, we chat with the man in charge of protecting our nation from a missile attack. And we catch up with David Brancaccio, host of the Marketplace Morning Report.

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How commissioners’ boycott of a tax vote will affect the county’s budget (Oct. 26, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Despite rising costs, Harris County is now forced to keep tax rates flat for the coming fiscal year because two commissioners boycotted votes on the matter. How will that affect the county's budget? Then we discuss that and other developments in politics in our weekly roundup.