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Adding more prosecutors, staying in flood-prone areas, and actor Kal Penn (Jan. 13, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The case for more prosecutors at the DA's office, a new book follows several Houston families repeatedly rocked by flooding, and actor Kal Penn talks about his career and about changing the way Indian-Americans are depicted in TV and film.

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Why COVID hospitalization rates among children are at their highest (Jan. 12, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: We examine why COVID-19 hospitalization rates among children are at their highest level since the beginning of the pandemic, and food writers discuss their favorite places for appetizers.

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Colleges look to contain COVID as classes resume (Jan. 11, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: How local colleges and universities are dealing with the omicron surge, and a conversation with Harris County Attorney Christian Menefee about a new hiring policy and several lawsuits the county is involved in.

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Omicron fuels COVID concerns as Christmas approaches (Dec. 21, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Concerns about holiday gatherings as the omicron variant spreads, the next president of Rice University discusses his vision for the institution, and filmmaker Sean Baker discusses his latest movie, Red Rocket.