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January 30, 2024

How frontline workers fared during COVID and how best to protect them

By: David Brown

A Texas senator wants to reopen impeachment proceedings against Attorney General Ken Paxton – but it’s unlikely to happen.

What have recent heavy rains done for drought conditions in Texas?

A plan to overhaul the way the U.S. Census Bureau counts people with disabilities has received so much pushback that the agency is rethinking the updated questions.

And: lessons learned from the pandemic about the impact on frontline workers.


Episodes

March 1, 2024

A special broadcast from the Houston Rodeo

It’s considered by many to be the hub of Texas’ official sport. And no, you don’t need knowledge of football. We’re live from Rodeo Houston. In a state known for doing things big, there’s no bigger rodeo in Texas than the one we’re at. This hour we’ll be rounding up the stories and sounds of […]

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February 29, 2024

A small Texas town is holding a big Leap Year celebration

One person has died in the Smokehouse Creek Fire in the Panhandle, which is now the largest wildfire in state history at an estimated 1,075,000 acres. We’ll get the latest update on the blaze. President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are making simultaneous trips to the Texas-Mexico border today, a few days before […]

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February 28, 2024

The latest on the Smokehouse Creek Fire in the Panhandle

The Smokehouse Creek Fire in the Panhandle, already the second biggest wildfire in Texas history, is so far 0% contained. We’ll talk with an evacuee and officials with the Texas A&M Forest Service to get the latest.With increasingly unpredictable rainfall and extended droughts, you may be thinking about what to plant to survive our new […]

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February 27, 2024

How the Supreme Court treated Texas’ argument to regulate social media

Do social media companies have the right to decide what content appears on their platforms and what can be removed? Charles W. “Rocky” Rhodes of South Texas College of Law Houston joins with a recap of yesterday’s arguments at the Supreme Court. We’ll talk to a writer from The Atlantic who asks: “What would it […]

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February 26, 2024

The state’s only sugar mill is closing. What’s next for sugar cane farmers?

New laws – one from Texas – to regulate platforms like Facebook and TikTok are getting Supreme Court scrutiny today, with potentially profound implications.Years of drought have devastated sugar growers in South Texas – so much so that the state’s only sugar mill is closing.Austin’s I-35, the spine of the region’s roadway grid, is about […]

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February 23, 2024

A younger generation is taking over the Texas oil fields

For the first time in centuries, an American-built – and more specifically, Texas-built – spacecraft has touched down on the moon.Multiple law enforcement officers who responded to the 2022 Uvalde school shooting have been ordered to appear before a grand jury investigating the failed police response.The folks calling the shots in the Texas oil industry […]

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February 22, 2024

What does the MLS referee lockout mean for the 2024 soccer season?

In a closely watched primary battle near the top of the statewide ballot, we’ll have more on the showdown between two Democrats with considerable name recognition hoping for a chance to take on Ted Cruz in the fall.A question about Texas seceding from the U.S. was kept off the GOP primary ballot – but it […]

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February 21, 2024

Ballet folklórico competition comes to North Texas

Former president and presidential candidate Donald Trump wades into Texas politics with downballot endorsements.Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton takes aim at a faith-based group in El Paso providing services for migrants.In Texas farm country, concerns grow over a lack of water.In the congressional district that includes 800 miles of the state’s border with Mexico, four […]

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