Airs Friday, November 10, 2017, at 7:45 p.m. This week commentator Gary Borders reflects the joy Houston experienced as the city moves from the Great Flood to Great World Series Victory.

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Airs Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. Commentator Dr. Cheryl White takes use into the world of magical incantations and the term Abracadabra.

Most of the time I communicate with you about the insect world, I am telling you not to worry about them. Attached is a photograph of the puss caterpillar, DO NOT TOUCH IT! The “hairs” are actually spines that break off and have a venom gland at the base. The symptoms can range from burning skin to convulsions. I found one today crawling up the outside front window glass of the bookstore.

Airs Friday, November 3, 2017, at 7:45 p.m. This week commentator Gary Borders shares takes a trip to the Briscoe Center for American History, where he finds new appreciation for the summer heat.

History of the cotton manufacture in Great Britain by Sir Edward Baines,
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Airs Tuesday, October 31, at 7:45 a.m. Commentator Gary Joiner looks into a Revolution that changed the face of the world, and is still changing our world today.

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