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Go behind the headlines for a look at what's really going on at the Texas Capitol and in Washington with the state's #1 political podcast: Texas Take. Join the conversation featuring Scott Braddock, editor of The Quorum Report and Houston Chronicle/San Antonio Express-News political writer Jeremy Wallace.
 
"Bring it to Jerome" – The most important sports figures in Houston – owners, coaches, athletes – bring it to the go-to man in Houston sports, Chronicle columnist Jerome Solomon. From old-school-to-analytics, Baby Boomers-to-millennials, Chronicle columnist Jerome Solomon covers Houston sports with a unique homegrown flavor. The interviews and debate that produce his award-winning columns are entertaining, informative and often hilarious. Houston and national personalities will surprise you ...
 
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President Trump was impeached for a second time right as he visited the Texas border for a subdued victory lap for an uncompleted border wall. Meantime, Sen. Ted Cruz faces questions about his role in inciting riots at the Capitol and the Texas Legislature convened under the cloud of the pandemic. Connect with Scott Braddock, editor of The Quorum R…
 
"If I’ve been vaccinated, could I still infect other people? Should I get the vaccine if you’ve already had COVID-19. So what about herd immunity? Can we achieve it if vaccines prevent sickness but not infection, so people are still spreading COVID? What’s up with those virus variants?" And more ... Ben Neuman has a new title since this interview w…
 
Every year, Looped In celebrates by recognizing the best and worst of Houston real estate. In 2020, there was a lot to choose from. The pandemic and the need to socially distance has shaped the way we interact, which has shaped the spaces we interact in. Home sales and renovations boomed, while offices were thrown into uncertainty and hotels and sm…
 
Houston real estate agents have been recorded saying they will not show certain homes to their clients — even though the houses meet all the buyers’ desires. This is one of the conversations. Read the story: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/houston-real-estate-agents-less-commission-records-15857087.php REX: And you don’t think the…
 
Houston real estate agents have been recorded saying they will not show certain homes to their clients — even though the houses meet all the buyers’ desires. This is one of the conversations. Read the story: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/houston-real-estate-agents-less-commission-records-15857087.php REX: How our properties work…
 
Houston real estate agents have been recorded saying they will not show certain homes to their clients — even though the houses meet all the buyers’ desires. This is one of the conversations. Read the story: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/houston-real-estate-agents-less-commission-records-15857087.php Agent: So if I were to bring…
 
Vaccine researcher Peter Hotez answers reader questions about the safety and science of the MRNA vaccines being distributed now. He also expresses his frustration with the current lack of capacity to administer the vaccines in sufficient numbers to beat back the pandemic. So, can Texas vaccinate its way out of the pandemic? Here's Hotez's answer: "…
 
As riots unfolded at the US Capitol in Washington, Sen. Ted Cruz and his former top aide Rep. Chip Roy were on opposite sides of the argument fueling the violence. Meantime, Rep. Dan Crenshaw told Jeremy that some of his GOP colleagues who incited the rioters later behaved like "cowards." Plus, a top Texas health official is caught on tape saying t…
 
A spike in COVID-19 cases combined with the holidays makes for an extraordinary amount of stress. For ways to deal with it, Lisa called Alejandro Chaoul, an expert on the therapeutic effects of meditation and Tibetan yoga. They spoke with Chaoul sitting cross-legged on the floor of his wife’s family’s house in Costa Rica, where the family was quara…
 
A spike in COVID-19 cases combined with the holidays makes for an extraordinary amount of stress. For ways to deal with it, Lisa called Alejandro Chaoul, an expert on the therapeutic effects of meditation and Tibetan yoga. They spoke with Chaoul sitting cross-legged on the floor of his wife’s family’s house in Costa Rica, where the family was quara…
 
Now that the dust has settled from the elections and even Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is admitting President Trump won't be in office come January, it's time to take stock of 2020. We reflect on the year that was. Plus, is there any real shot for casinos in Texas along with legalized pot? Maybe. Connect with Scott Braddock, editor of The Quorum Report and…
 
This episode was available Friday, 12/11, on the Q&A with Lisa Gray feed. Want to get next Friday's episode delivered pronto to your podcast app? Click here to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or search your favorite player. New vaccines are on the horizon — but is it too late to blunt the pandemic’s winter surge? Might Houston fare better than…
 
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, embroiled in his own personal legal troubles, is now rushing to the defense of President Donald Trump in trying to overturn the election results. That's sparked some speculation that Paxton is trying to get a presidential pardon for his alleged crimes. Plus Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick looks to change the rules in the Tex…
 
New vaccines are on the horizon — but is it too late to blunt the pandemic’s winter surge? Might Houston fare better than the rest of Texas? And why could a traditional-method vaccine be better for kids? Lisa checks in with vaccine researcher Peter Hotez. He’s a professor and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Med…
 
Businesses across DFW are now under new restrictions as COVID-19 cases spike, the mayor of Austin is under the gun after traveling to Mexico while telling people to "stay home," and Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Houston, is reloading for a campaign in Georgia. But this time it's his fellow Republicans angry with him for trying to elect GOP senators. Yes, yo…
 
Forty-two percent of Americans say they're unlikely to get a COVID-19 vaccine. To end the pandemic, how do we persuade them? Tips from Texas A&M researcher Lu Tang. Read stories by Lisa Gray and connect with her on Twitter or Facebook. Have questions, comments or suggestions? Want a sticker? Send Lisa an email. Support the show: https://offers.hous…
 
Forty-two percent of Americans say they're unlikely to get a COVID-19 vaccine. To end the pandemic, how do we persuade them? Tips from Texas A&M researcher Lu Tang. Read stories by Lisa Gray and connect with her on Twitter or Facebook. Have questions, comments or suggestions? Want a sticker? Send Lisa an email. See omnystudio.com/listener for priva…
 
Click to subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. The Army Corps of Engineers’s latest ideas on how to reduce flooding along Buffalo Bayou has riled many Houston residents who were expecting a more modern solution to flooding than the concrete channelizing of Houston's bayous implemented in past decades. Lisa talks with Jim Blackburn, an environment…
 
The Army Corps of Engineers’s latest ideas on how to reduce flooding along Buffalo Bayou has riled many Houston residents who were expecting a more modern solution to flooding than the concrete channelizing of Houston's bayous implemented in past decades. Lisa talks with Jim Blackburn, an environmental lawyer and co-director of the storm-studying S…
 
Despite rising numbers in cases of coronavirus, Gov. Greg Abbott insists we're now in the "ninth inning" of the pandemic because therapeutics will be distributed soon in Texas in addition to vaccines that may be available in the near future. Plus, Sen. Ted Cruz absolutely refuses to mask up depending on the situation and Matthew McConaughey toys wi…
 
Realtors banned from racist postsThe National Association of Realtors tackled racist social media posts at their annual conference. On this episode of Looped In, Nancy Sarnoff and R.A. Schuetz discuss the background leading up to the vote. Connect with Nancy Sarnoff and Rebecca Schuetz. Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid…
 
UPDATE: Q&A with Lisa Gray is now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and all the usual places. If you like the show, please follow and tell a friend. With President-elect Biden pledging a science-based approach to wrangling the pandemic — and with record infections across the country — Lisa dials up world-class coronavirus expert Ben Neuman in his lab at T…
 
UPDATE: Q&A with Lisa Gray now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and all the usual places. If you like the show, please follow and tell a friend. With President-elect Biden pledging a science-based approach to wrangling the pandemic — and with record infections across the country — Lisa dials up world-class coronavirus expert Ben Neuman in his lab at Texa…
 
Republicans are very slowly coming to grips with President Trump's loss to President-Elect Joe Biden while Texas Democrats are grieving the fact they weren't able to make much progress at all after a much-hyped campaign season. But the GOP takes some solace in Trump's ongoing legal challenges while Democrats here can take pride in an ever-growing B…
 
We’ve all heard of coworking. But cohousing? Not so much. That’s because there are no cohousing communities in Texas, something a group of Houstonians in the East End are planning to change. They’re designing a 33-unit condominium where a sense of community will be the key amenity, a need for which they believe the pandemic has underscored. Think s…
 
Welcome to this sneak peek episode of Q&A with Lisa Gray. We'll let you know (middle of next week?) when the show is available on Apple Podcasts and all the usual places. As the United States nervously waits for this presidential election to be decided and we’re awash in discussions of the fine points of voting security, Lisa was eager to talk with…
 
Welcome to this sneak peek episode of Q&A with Lisa Gray. This interview was recorded late in the afternoon of November 5, 2020. As the United States nervously waits for this presidential election to be decided and we’re awash in discussions of the fine points of voting security, Lisa was eager to talk with voting security expert Dan Wallach to dis…
 
As the vote counting battle rages on in the battleground states, the national election returns leave us with more questions than answers, especially in the presidential contest. But, Texas has spoken and voters have delivered some answers — President Trump took Texas by a big-enough margin and the GOP remains in control of all statewide offices and…
 
On this special Election Day edition of the Texas Take Podcast, we covered the essential arguments you need to hear while standing in line to cast your ballot. From the Republicans' claim that Democrats will let cities burn to the Democrats' argument that the GOP is going to eliminate your health care, it's all here with appropriate fact checking. …
 
Republicans and Democrats alike worked it hard over the weekend trying to get their voters to the polls for the final push to Election Day. Plus, a lawsuit is playing out over drive-through voting in Harris County and the Texas GOP Chairman is yelling conspiracy theories through an InfoWars bullhorn down in The Valley. Yup. Connect with Scott Bradd…
 
As Democratic VP Nominee Kamala Harris campaigns in Texas, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick warns that her party will steal the election and that there will be violence in the streets if President Trump wins. Meantime, GOP legislative candidates in the Houston area are taking a very different approach in their campaigns as the election comes to a close. Connec…
 
With COVID-19 cases surging in the U.S., and what may be signs of a coming spike in Houston, we offer this extra episode of Coronavirus Chronicle. In this interview with Lisa Gray, vaccine researcher Dr. Peter Hotez discusses the coming winter surge, and why he’ll be taking the first vaccine he can get. Since March, Hotez has emerged as Houston’s b…
 
Democrats in this state are pumped up after the Joe Biden campaign began pouring some resources into Texas and sending top surrogates, including Dr. Jill Biden, to Houston. But despite that, the minority party can't help but continue to fight with each other in the US Senate race. Not to worry: Texas Republicans are fighting amongst themselves as w…
 
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