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Full Show: Spike In Teen Pregnancy, And The Good, Bad And Ugly Of The Week’s News (Aug.18, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: A new study suggests a rise in teen pregnancy and birth rates corresponds with funding cuts from the Texas government. We discuss The Good, The Bad And The Ugly of the week’s news. And we tour an exhibit of Islamic art at Houston City Hall.

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Full Show: What Happens In Houston If Obamacare Fails, And What Drives Local Auto Sales (Aug. 17, 2017)

Posted on · Will Obamacare indeed fail if no further action is taken? And, if so, what affect could it have on Houston patients and the local healthcare industry? Houston Matters talks with two local healthcare experts. Plus: we examine what causes new auto sales in the region to rise and fall.

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Full Show: Political Roundup, And Fighting The KKK In Texas

Posted on · Our analysts examine the latest national and local political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and the Lone Star State. And we learn about Dan Moody, the first man to successfully prosecute members of the KKK.

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Full Show: Houston’s Response To Charlottesville Violence, And Major Paradigm Shifts In Houston’s Past And Future (Aug. 14, 2017)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We hear reactions to Saturday's violence in Charlottesville, Va. Then, we discuss examples of how life in Houston has changed dramatically in the past -- and what are some ways you'd like to see it change in the future?

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Full Show: Kicking The Budget Can Down The Road, And NASA Scientist Jailed In Turkey (Aug. 11, 2017)

Posted on · Houston Matters learns about some creative accounting measures lawmakers are using to balance the state budget and the challenges that will create for the next legislature. And we take a closer look at the case of Serkan Golge, a Houstonian imprisoned in Turkey for more than a year.

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Full Show: SB4’s Economic Impact, And Big Changes To The Farmer’s Market (Aug. 1, 2017)

Posted on · On today's Houston Matters, we discuss one group's estimates on the economic impact of the so-called "sanctuary cities" bill. Plus: we check in on the costs of renting and buying homes in Greater Houston, discuss corporal punishment in Texas schools, and learn about changes planned for the Houston Farmers’ Market.