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Sex Trafficking Across Texas, and Political Roundup: Wednesday’s Show (February 15, 2017)

A new project from The Texas Tribune is the result of several months of investigation looking at sex trafficking across Texas. The project is called Sold Out: How the crusade against sex trafficking in Texas has left child victims behind. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more about the report’s findings — and how Houston plays […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaA new project from The Texas Tribune is the result of several months of investigation looking at sex trafficking across Texas. The project is called Sold Out: How the crusade against sex trafficking in Texas has left child victims behind.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more about the report’s findings — and how Houston plays into the larger network across the state — from the Tribune’s Neena Satija.

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Political Roundup

On our weekly political roundup, we discuss the latest happenings at the Texas Legislature and talk about what’s happening in politics on the national level that could impact Houston. Our guests this week are: Justin Kirkland, assistant professor of political science at the University of Houston, Mark Jones, political science professor at Rice University, and Renée Cross, associate director of the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston.

Body Worlds Exhibit

You’re probably familiar with the “Bodies” exhibition, the displays of human specimens preserved to show their internal workings in unique detail. Well, an exhibit from the inventor of the preservation process, called “plastination,” has returned to Houston through April 23 at The Health Museum. And producer Michael Hagerty takes us on a tour of Body Worlds Rx: Prescriptions for Healthy Living with its creative and conceptual designer, Dr. Angelina Whalley.

Houston Matters offers a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps.

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