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Ransomware Attack Highlights Vulnerability Of Energy Technology (May 11, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: A ransomware attack shuts down a major oil pipeline, City Councilman Dave Martin fields your questions, how the Astros' iconic rainbow uniforms came to be, and Houstonians who collect unusual things.

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The Responsibility Of Police When They Observe Misconduct (May 10, 2021)

Posted on · On Monday's show: Why a state lawmaker went against his party on a controversial bill, the responsibility of police when they see misconduct among fellow law enforcement, and the late Texas lawmaker who some called “the meanest man in Congress.”

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Could Casino Gambling Ever Be Legal In Texas? (May 7, 2021)

Posted on · On Friday's show: An update on key bills in the legislature, why lobbyists from Las Vegas are descending on the Texas Capitol, The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week, and a switchboard operator of sorts for calls to astronauts in space.

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Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy Makes The Case For Transforming Mental Health (May 6, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: How the former Congressman's own challenges with addiction and bipolar disorder have informed his advocacy for a stronger mental health care system, why Fort Bend County Judge KP George voted against a plan to distribute COVID-19 relief funds, and we meet the city's new poet laureate.

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Creative Ways To Encourage COVID-19 Vaccination (May 5, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: How Harris County is encouraging people to get vaccinated, the week in politics, great places for crawfish and Cajun food in the city, and good news for some endangered birds native to the Texas coast.

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Texans’ Opinions On Health Care Policy Issues (May 4, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: A new survey sheds light on how Texans feel about certain health care policy issues, Rep. Lizzie Fletcher takes your questions, and the rough-and-tumble history of politics in Texas.

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Mayor Turner’s New Police Reforms (April 30, 2021)

Posted on · On Friday's show: The mayor unveils a new set of police reforms, helping some students continue to learn in a virtual environment even when the pandemic is over, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and the history of Houston's forgotten week-long festival, No-Tsu-Oh.