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Full Show: Restoring Mercer Botanic Gardens, And A Play About Mexican Wrestling (Nov. 17, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn about efforts to restore Houston's Mercer Botanic Gardens after Harvey. Our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week's news. And we learn about a play based on Mexican wrestling

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Full Show: Infrastructure Gaps Slow Harvey Recovery, And Teachers Tell Their Stories (Nov. 16, 2017)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: HISD leaders are working on a plan to turn around struggling Kashmere High School. Plus, some community leaders say gaps in Houston’s civic infrastructure are slowing Harvey recovery efforts. We find out what they mean. And some local teachers share stories from their time in the classroom.

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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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Full Show: The Death Of The Alt Weekly, And The Science Of Creativity (Nov. 14, 2017)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: With news of the Houston Press ceasing print operations, we discuss the changing role of alt-weeklies. Then, we discuss the science of human creativity. And we learn about a new book featuring photos and stories of life in small-town Texas.

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Full Show: Political Party Divisions, And Your Pet Care Questions (Nov. 13, 2017)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We recap some political stories that developed over the weekend. We discuss efforts to forge unity within the major political parties. Veterinarian Lori Teller answers your pet care questions. And Jeff Balke updates us on developments in Houston sports.

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Full Show: Happy Houston, And The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of The News (Nov. 10, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We invite you to share the good news in your life on another edition of #HappyHouston. Then, we discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of this week’s news. And we learn about a concert series at the Moores School of Music.

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Full Show: Houston’s Inferiority Complex, And Combating Bullying (Nov. 9, 2017)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We talk about Houston's perceived -- or real -- inferiority complex and discuss whether it's changing. We learn about the latest efforts in schools to combat bullying. And we learn about the artwork of Wayne Gilbert, who uses cremated ashes of real people to create paintings.

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Full Show: Election Results, And Political Roundup (Nov. 8, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We bring you results from Election Day 2017 along with analysis of the latest political stories. Then, we hear a story about a veteran's encounter with a D-Day survivor. And we learn about a free service that restores family photos damaged by Harvey.

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Full Show: Election Day Primer, And ExxonMobil Settlement (Nov. 7, 2017)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters, we preview the items you'll see on your ballot today. We discuss the recent ExxonMobil settlement over air pollution allegations. And we learn about an opera being staged in an airplane hangar at Hobby Airport.

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Full Show: Astros Championship Parade, And National Women’s Conference (Nov. 3, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters, we report live from the Astros' championship parade. We preview the National Women’s Conference. Our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, The Bad And The Ugly of this week’s news. And we meet the longtime public address announcer for the Astros, Bob Ford.

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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: Harvey Creates An Obstacle For Local DREAMers, And Halloween In Houston (Oct. 31, 2017)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters, we learn how Harvey left many so-called DREAMers in limbo. We meet a Houstonian trying to improve the trick-or-treating experience for kids displaced by flooding. We learn how a local married couple started their own commercial haunted house. And a local professor conducts scientific research into near-death experiences.