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Full Show: Astros Home For Game 3, The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of The News, And ‘The Last Lecture’ (Oct. 27, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday’s Houston Matters: We preview Game 3 of the World Series. Our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week's news. And we learn about the Last Lecture series at Sam Houston State University.

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Full Show: Opioid Crisis, Gardening Advice, And A Houston Ghost Town (Oct. 26 2017)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn what a new crisis declaration could mean for the fight against opioids in Houston. Horticulturist Linda Gay answers your gardening questions. And we learn about a ghost town of sorts in Greater Houston called Moonshine Hill.

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Full Show: Political Roundup, And The Intangible Benefits Of The World Series (Oct. 25, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Astros President Reid Ryan discusses the World Series. Our experts discuss the latest political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas. And what kinds of intangible benefits could a city like Houston gain from its baseball team making the World Series?

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Full Show: Lost Restaurants, And Houston Ballet Gets A New Floor (Oct. 24, 2017)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We discuss the economic impact of the World Series coming to Houston. We recall the important local restaurants of yore that have since disappeared. And we learn about the Houston Ballet getting a new floor, which will enable performances to continue after Harvey.

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Full Show: World Series Preview, And Author Mark Bowden (Oct. 23, 2017)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We preview the Astros-Dodgers World Series. Author Mark Bowden talks about how one battle changed the course of the Vietnam War -- and Americans' attitudes about the conflict back home. Plus Jeff Balke discusses all the other developments in Houston sports.

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Full Show: Harvey Relief And Boycotting Israel, Plus The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of The News (Oct. 20, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn about some controversy over Harvey relief in Dickinson. We discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of this week's news. And we learn about the annual East End Street Festival.

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Full Show: White Oak Music Hall Lawsuit, And Astronaut Scott Kelly (Oct. 19,2017)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We get an update on the lawsuit over White Oak Music Hall. Then, former astronaut Scott Kelly talks about his experiences on the International Space Station. And former astronaut Leland Melvin talks about how a dropped pass in a high school football game led him to space.

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Full Show: Involving The Private Sector In Storm Prep, And Political Roundup (Oct. 18, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: A local expert says the private sector should get involved in preparing for the next big storm. Then, our political experts discuss the latest political stories. We revisit the investigation of eleven unsolved murder cases in and around Galveston. And the Pappas restaurant chain celebrates 50 years.

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Full Show: First Senate Hearing On Harvey, And Uncovering Texas Special Ed Caps (Oct. 16, 2017)

Posted on · On Monday's edition of Houston Matters: We learn more about the first Texas Senate hearings on Harvey, which are taking place today in New Caney. And News 88.7’s Laura Isensee takes a behind-the-scenes look at how the Houston Chronicle uncovered the state's arbitrary caps on special education services.

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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: Controversy At Furr H.S., And Reauthorizing CHIP (Oct. 12, 2017)

Posted on · On Thursday's edition of Houston Matters: We learn the latest on Furr High School's reassigned principal, Dr. Bertie Simmons, who's under scrutiny for her administrative practices. We learn about the fate of the Children's Health Insurance Program. And we meet Brazilian artist Tony Paraná.

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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.