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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Political Roundup, and The Full Menu (July 5, 2017)

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state, and local political stories. Also this hour, we discuss the meaning of "American food" on The Full Menu, and Pink Martini performs from Houston Public Media's Geary Studio.

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Health Care Experts Weigh In On Senate GOP Bill: Thursday’s Show (June 29, 2017)

Posted on · Facing defections from within their own party, Republican leaders in the US Senate decided on Tuesday (June 27, 2017) to delay a vote on their health care bill until after the July 4 recess. While that gives senators more time to weigh their decisions on the bill, it also gives us more time to discuss […]

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Political Roundup: Senate Healthcare Bill, and President Trump’s Travel Ban

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. On this edition, we discuss the delayed vote on the GOP Senate healthcare bill, the Supreme Court reviving parts of President Trump’s travel ban, and other developments in global, national, and state politics — all with an eye for […]

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Political Roundup, and Apathy After Storms: Wednesday’s Show (June 28, 2017)

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political round up and analysis of national, state and local political stories. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss the latest on the GOP Senate healthcare bill, the Supreme Court reviving parts of President Trump’s travel ban, and other developments in global, national, and state politics — all with an […]

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Is the Country’s Current Political Discourse Encouraging Violence?

Posted on · Political discourse these days is tense at best and downright ugly at its worst. A recent CBS poll showed that Americans from across the political spectrum agree that civility has gradually been diminishing from political debates over the past few years, and some even suggest that the tone of these debates is encouraging violence, like […]

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Political Roundup: Senate Healthcare Bill, and the Constitutionality of the ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Bill

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 […]

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How Might New Trump Administration Policies on Cuba Affect Houston?

Posted on · (Above: An American classic car is seen parked in front of the capitol building in Havana. President Trump’s expected changes in policy toward Cuba could make it more difficult for Americans to visit the island and for U.S. companies to do business there. Photo: Javier Galeano/AP)Later today (Friday, June 16, 2017), President Trump is expected […]

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Political Roundup: Virginia Shooting and Atty. General Jeff Sessions Testifies

Posted on · (Above: Two people hug in an area blocked off by police crime scene tape in Alexandria, Va., after a shooting during a congressional baseball practice June 14, 2017. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)We’re learning more about this morning’s shooting in Alexandria, Va., during a Republican Congressional baseball practice. Members of Congress and their staffs […]

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Virginia Shooting, Political Roundup, and the Effect of Music on Your Brain: Wednesday’s Show (June 14, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: Two people hug in an area blocked off by police crime scene tape in Alexandria, Va., after a shooting during a congressional baseball practice June 14, 2017. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images) We’re learning more about this morning’s shooting in Alexandria, Va., during a Republican Congressional baseball practice. Members of Congress and their […]

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Is Texas Racist? And the Endless 290 Construction Project: Tuesday’s Show (June 13, 2017)

Posted on · Since March, three different Texas voting laws have been struck down by the courts as intentionally discriminatory. And the Texas Legislature recently passed Senate Bill 4, the so-called “sanctuary cities ban,” which many immigrants rights’ groups are concerned will lead to racial profiling. That string of news got us wondering – is Texas racist? Does […]