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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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The Things They Carried: Photo Database Aims to Give Names to Those Who Died Crossing the Border

Posted on · A journalist is using photographs she’s taken to help identify the remains of those who’ve died trying to cross the Texas-Mexico border. Jen Reel is a multimedia editor for the Texas Observer, and she’s created an online photo gallery. There, people looking for missing loved ones can scan through images of belongings found alongside unidentified […]

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Science Standards in Texas Schools: Tuesday’s Show (February 7, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday (Feb. 1, 2017), the Texas Board of Education held a preliminary vote on science standards, which some worry could make room for the teaching of creationism in science classrooms. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more from Texas Tribune reporter Aliyya Swaby, and then discuss famous court battles over evolution and […]

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Homeland Insecurity: Investigation Uncovers Failures to Root Out Corruption Within the Border Patrol

Posted on · On Tuesday (Dec. 15 2015), Gov. Greg Abbott announced Texas National Guard troops would remain at the Mexico border. Their nearly 18-month mission — prompted by an influx of unaccompanied children pouring into the country — was supposed to end this month, but it will now continue amid another wave of arrivals. Of course, it’s not just […]

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Failures in Corruption Investigations at the Border: Wednesday’s Show (December 16, 2015)

Posted on · On Tuesday (Dec. 15 2015), Gov. Greg Abbott announced Texas National Guard troops would remain at the Mexico border. Their nearly 18-month mission — prompted by an influx of unaccompanied children pouring into the country — was supposed to end this month, but it will now continue amid another wave of arrivals. Of course, it’s not just […]

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Houston Matters for Wed., Oct. 23, 2013

Posted on · On Thursday, Oct .24, Texas Southern University will host a community meeting called “Policing the Police” – it’s a panel discussion about police procedures. The event stems from recent articles about police misconduct published by the Texas Observer. On this edition of Houston Matters, in advance of the meeting, we talk with Texas Observer writer Emily DePrang, […]