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Full Show: Ed Emmett Answers Flooding Questions, And An Open Line With HPM’s Lisa Shumate (Sept. 12, 2017)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Harris County Judge Ed Emmett answers your questions about the response to Hurricane Harvey. And we open the phone lines for you to share your questions and comments about programming on Houston Matters and Houston Public Media.

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Full Show: Home Repair After Harvey, And What’s Next In The Abortion Wars (Sept. 7, 2017)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We get advice for flooded homeowners on home inspection and repair. And we learn about the latest Texas abortion regulation and discuss what the state might try to enact next.

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Full Show: Kicking The Budget Can Down The Road, And NASA Scientist Jailed In Turkey (Aug. 11, 2017)

Posted on · Houston Matters learns about some creative accounting measures lawmakers are using to balance the state budget and the challenges that will create for the next legislature. And we take a closer look at the case of Serkan Golge, a Houstonian imprisoned in Turkey for more than a year.

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Full Show: Political Roundup, And Houston World Series Of Dog Shows (July 19,2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Our political analysts discuss the latest on the Senate GOP healthcare bill. We pay a visit to the Houston World Series of Dog Shows. And the Indie rock group Run River North performs in studio.

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Reviewing the Supreme Court Session, and Defining Patriotism: Friday’s Show (June 30, 2017)

Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court just wrapped up its latest term. What were the biggest cases the High Court handed down, and what could they mean for you? We talk with constitutional law scholars Josh Blackman and Rocky Rhodes of South Texas College of Law Houston. Also this hour, with the Fourth of July approaching, we […]

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The Science of Comas, and Does Political Rhetoric Incite Violence? Monday’s Show (June 26, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: American student Otto Warmbier is presented to reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea in Feb. 2016. Warmbier was returned the US in a coma before passing away June 19, 2017. Photo: Kim Kwang Hyon/AP)American college student Otto Warmbier died last week (June 19, 2017) after being returned to the US following his detention in North Korea for […]

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Latest NASA Developments, and Journalism Under Attack: Friday’s Show (June 23, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: NASA astronaut Jack Fischer worked to install wireless antennas outside the Destiny lab of the International Space Station. Photo Courtesy: NASA) Just a few weeks ago, astronauts aboard the International Space Station made an emergency spacewalk to make urgent repairs to a critical component that failed. NASA said the crew was never in any danger. […]

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LGBTQ Issues in Houston, and Writing About War: Thursday’s Show (June 22, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: Rainbow crosswalks now adorn all four corners of the intersection of Westheimer and Taft in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood in honor of LGBTQ pride. Photo: Gail Delaughter, Houston Public Media)This is Houston Pride Week, one of the largest LGBTQ celebrations in the country. And last Monday (June 12, 2017) marked the one-year anniversary of the shooting […]

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Political Roundup, and Lessons to Learn From Austin: Wednesday’s Show (June 21, 2017)

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. On this week’s edition, we discuss everything from the status of the healthcare bill in the Senate, to Texas joining a ten-state coalition supporting the constitutionality of President Trump’s executive order regarding sanctuary cities, to whether or not […]