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Preparing for more triple-digit heat, and how tax incentives keep costing taxpayers (June 23, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Local municipalities are taking action to prepare for more intense heat in the coming days. Then we learn why expiring corporate tax incentives will cost Texas taxpayers billions of dollars. Plus: Using architecture to prevent flooding, and Tiffany Derry of The Great American Recipe.

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Is there a way to stall inflation? And, should Texas state law enforcement agencies have equal blame for the poor response to the Uvalde shooting?

Posted on · Historically, what has worked in stopping inflation and bringing prices down? Two experts join us to help understand and navigate these difficult financial times. Plus, an inside report from the Texas Public Radio newsroom with updates on the Uvlade school shooting testimonies.

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Watson settles lawsuits, the week in politics, and the loss of the Shamrock Hotel (June 22, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Former Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is settling 20 of the 24 civil lawsuits women have filed accusing him of sexual assault and harassment. Also we discuss the week in politics and reflect on how the loss of the Shamrock Hotel changed historic preservation in Houston.

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January 6 Hearing Day 4: Will we ever trust or feel safe about the presidential election process again?

Posted on · In a review of how distrust and conspiracy thinking work, experts discuss suggestions about overcoming problems with trust in federal and presidential election systems.