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A conversation on human and sex trafficking – What are the signs? Why is Houston a main hub?

Posted on · Today, in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we focus on human and sex trafficking, where we talk with local experts and one survivor-turned author and advocate.

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The rebirth of Society for the Performing Arts as Performing Arts Houston, Plus the Future of Space Flight

Posted on · Today, we celebrate the anniversary of the first human space flight. And, right here on earth – in our own city – it’s a new era for the organization formerly known as Society for the Performing Arts.

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It’s National Beer Day! Plus, the latest headlines on the Russia-Ukraine war, with updates from the Consul General of Ukraine-Houston

Posted on · A beer historian from the Smithsonian is here to help with questions about the history and science of beer. Plus, with new developments on sanctions, devastation, and evacuations, we continue to inform on the war in Ukraine.

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National Jazz Appreciation Month – the historical perspective

Posted on · Grammy award-winning saxophonist and Texas Southern University alumnus Kirk Whalum joins jazz experts, musicians in a conversation to about the heritage of jazz , its diverse styles, and its impact on culture.

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NBC’s American Song Contest – the latest music reality series imported from Europe

Posted on · Today, we talk with Swedish producers who brought the American Song Contest to the U.S., and Texas contestant Grant Knoche on what it's like performing on the show. Plus, American YouTube blogger Alesia Michelle shares her viewpoint on the history of Eurovision.

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The fascinating details about the Tex-Mex food history and restaurant profile. Plus, Alley Theatre of Houston launches a season of laughter and fun!

Posted on · Today, our listeners go one-on-one with award-winning chef and food writer Adán Medrano about the best Tex-Mex recipes and restaurants in Houston. Also, we continue our series on the Houston performing arts scene, where Alley Theatre announces 10 new shows for the season, with six of them being world premieres.

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What you should know about the BA.2 omicron subvariant

Posted on · Though the number of COVID cases aren’t increasing substantially in our area, the new BA.2 subvariant is becoming more prevalent in Houston. Today, a local epidemiologist is here to explain this and more COVID headlines.

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The psychological triggering effect of what happened at the Oscars. Plus, local theater company, A.D. Players, is here to announce their new season!

Posted on · Today, NPR’s TV critic and mental health experts help us break down the Will Smith and Chris Rock incident. Also, the AD Players are under new leadership and have a new season that includes a pre-Broadway world premier.