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Full Show: Political Roundup, And Spending ‘Beyond A Year In Space’ (Nov. 15, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We get an update on the investigation into the Arkema chemical plant, and we recap the latest political news. Then, we meet two astronauts training for deep-space missions, and we learn about the latest ideas on handling bullying -- both in school and in the workplace.

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Political Roundup: Election Results, And Politicizing The Texas Church Shooting

Posted on · From Election Day results, to the Sutherland Springs mass shooting, to Pres. Trump's visit to Asia, Houston Matters discusses the week's national, state, and local political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.

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Full Show: Political Roundup, And Eating Out For Thanksgiving (Nov. 1, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We discuss the latest political news with an eye for how it all might affect Houston and Texas. Then, local food writers discuss where to eat out on Thanksgiving Day. And Alexandra Zapruder discusses her family's connection to the Kennedy assassination.

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Full Show: Political Roundup, And The Intangible Benefits Of The World Series (Oct. 25, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Astros President Reid Ryan discusses the World Series. Our experts discuss the latest political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas. And what kinds of intangible benefits could a city like Houston gain from its baseball team making the World Series?

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Political Roundup: Pres. Trump’s Recent Executive Orders, & Bannon’s War On The GOP

Posted on · President Trump has signed several executive orders of late intended to reverse Obama-era policies. And the President's former adviser Steve Bannon says he'll wage war on the GOP establishment at the ballot box. We discuss these and other political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.

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Full Show: Involving The Private Sector In Storm Prep, And Political Roundup (Oct. 18, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: A local expert says the private sector should get involved in preparing for the next big storm. Then, our political experts discuss the latest political stories. We revisit the investigation of eleven unsolved murder cases in and around Galveston. And the Pappas restaurant chain celebrates 50 years.

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Full Show: Lessons From Harvey, And Political Roundup (Oct. 11, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday's edition of Houston Matters: Regional leaders meet to discuss lessons to be learned from Harvey. We engage in our weekly political roundup. We discuss Houston's relationship with its sister cities. And reporter Melissa Del Bosque tells us about her book, Bloodlines.

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Full Show: Lingering Post-Harvey Health Concerns, And Inside Chinese Public Schools (Sept. 27, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday's edition of Houston Matters: We learn what health hazards still remain a month after Harvey. We engage in our weekly political roundup. And journalist Lenora Chu takes us inside the intense world of the Chinese public school system.