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Effectiveness of recent public safety efforts, and the state of Houston airports (Aug. 18, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Examining the effectiveness of some recent efforts to improve public safety in Harris County, the cancellation of debt for former students at ITT Tech, previewing Houston Theater Week, and the head of the Houston Airport System answers your questions.

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ERCOT names a new CEO, the week in politics, and the state’s oldest library (Aug. 17, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The agency in charge of regulating the Texas energy grid hires a new CEO, we discuss the week in politics, we get answers to your questions about bugs, and we visit the state's oldest library.

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Congressman Al Green on establishing a national Slavery Remembrance Day (Aug. 16, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Rep. Al Green answers questions about issues before Congress and his efforts to establish a national Slavery Remembrance Day. Then we examine the role green infrastructure could play in preventing future flooding. And we visit the Banksyland exhibit.

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New COVID guidelines, and addressing the crisis in the teaching profession (Aug. 15, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We take a closer look at the CDC's new COVID guidelines, we discuss ways to address the crisis in the teaching profession, a local veterinarian answers your questions, and we consider the impact of putting kids under the spotlight of events like the Little League World Series.

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How the Inflation Reduction Act might affect Houston (Aug. 9, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Analyzing the climate change provision in the Inflation Reduction Act and how it might affect Houston. Questions for Mayor Pro-Tem Dave Martin. A gardening expert answers your questions. And addressing problems Hurricane Harvey exposed with area reservoirs.

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What it would take to bring Brittney Griner home, and Indian composer and violinist L. Subramaniam (Aug. 5, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: An international relations expert explains what it might take for the United States to arrange for Griner's release after her guilty verdict and sentencing. Then, we discuss how a recent ruling limiting the EPA's power might affect Houston. And Indian composer and violinist L. Subramaniam talks about his concert in Houston this weekend celebrating 75 years of Indian independence.

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Harris County takes issue with latest election audit (Aug. 4, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The county's plans to sue the state over the latest audit of its elections, potential laws designed to stop abortion-related travel, the lack of air conditioning in Texas prisons, and the stories behind Houston's skyline.

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Bond proposal headed to voters, and previewing Houston Restaurant Weeks (Aug. 3, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Voters will get to decide in November whether Harris County can issue around $1 billion in bonds for infrastructre spending. Then, we discuss the week in politics. We preview the menus for Houston Restaurant Weeks. And we reflect on the disaster that was Woodstock '99.

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A billion dollar county bond measure, and rebuilding after Harvey (Aug. 2, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Will a billion dollar bond measure go before Harris County voters for approval in November? Then, City Council Member Letitia Plummer answers your questions. And we begin a four-part series reflecting on lessons from Hurricane Harvey, five years later.

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Ike Dike bills moving closer to reality, and Houston pet peeves (Aug. 1, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: What needs to happen for the long-sought-after Ike Dike/coastal barrier project to become reality after the U.S. House and Senate both passed bills containing it? Also: Houstonians share their pet peeves, and we discuss the high cost of going to an Astros game.

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Plans to raise part of I-10, and Houston’s stress level (July 29, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: We learn why some residents are concerned about plans to raise a portion of I-10. Then, we discuss why Houston might be more stressed than other cities, according to a new survey. And we reflect on the film A League of Their Own on its 30th anniversary with the actress who played Marla Hooch.