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Full Show: Astros-Yankees Preview, And Employment After Harvey (Oct. 13, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday's edition of Houston Matters: We get a preview of the series between the Astros and Yankees. We examine the affect Harvey had on the Houston job market. And Roger D. Hodge talks about his book, Texas Blood.

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Full Show: Deadline Looms For Harvey Assistance, And The Politics Of Refugee Aid (Oct. 6, 2017) 

Posted on · On Friday's edition of Houston Matters: Houstonians face long lines at the GRB to apply for food assistance after Harvey. A former Assistant Secretary of State tells us how the politics of refugee assistance has changed over the years. Our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week's news. And a new exhibit opens at the MFAH on the life and work of fashion designer Oscar de la Renta.

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Full Show: San Jacinto Waste Pits, And The Future Of The National Flood Insurance Program (Sept. 29, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday's edition of Houston Matters: We examine the potential future of the National Flood Insurance Program. We offer advice on dealing with a flooded vehicle. Our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of this week's news. And we talk with comedian Cameron Esposito.

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Possible Toxic Spill In Pasadena, And Defining ‘Affordable’ Health Care: The Good, Bad And Ugly Of The News

Posted on · From a call for more EPA presence in Pasadena, to a disconnect between consumers and lawmakers over the definition of affordable health care — our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of this week’s news.

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Full Show: Lessons For Houston From Superstorm Sandy (Sept. 22, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We find out what the city controller is learning from his counterpart in New York City about recovering from Hurricane Sandy. We compare FEMA's response to Sandy with what's happened so far following Harvey. And we learn the forgotten backstory of the Astros' iconic rainbow uniforms.

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Proposed Property Tax Hike, And Spraying For Mosquitoes From The Air: The Good, Bad, & Ugly Of The News

Posted on · From the mayor's proposed property tax increase to pay for flood recovery, to spraying for mosquitoes from the air -- our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of this week’s news.

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Full Show: Extended Days At Some HISD Schools, And Previewing ‘The Vietnam War’ (Sept. 15, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday’s edition of Houston Matters: Students at a dozen HISD campuses will have longer school days to make up for lost time after Harvey. We examine the process of cleaning up storm debris in one neighborhood. And Ken Burns and Lynn Novick preview their new documentary series The Vietnam War.

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Traffic After Harvey, And Fertitta Buys The Rockets: The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of The News

Posted on · From especially bad traffic after Harvey, to JJ Watt's fundraising for Harvey relief, to Tilman Fertitta buying the Rockets -- our panel of “non-experts” discusses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of this week's news.

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Full Show: American Red Cross Response To Harvey, And Writer Rodrigo Hasbún (Sept. 8, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday's edition of Houston Matters: We learn more about American Red Cross relief efforts in Greater Houston. Our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week's news. And writer Rodrigo Hasbún talks about his novel Affections.