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Full Show: Heart Transplant Program Losing Federal Funds, And Lessons From Hurricane Rita (Aug. 17, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn how the loss of federal funding for the heart transplant program at Baylor St. Luke's will affect patients. We examine the lessons learned from Hurricane Rita. Our non-experts discuss The Good, Bad, and Ugly of the week’s news. And we learn how a melting glacier in Iceland could affect Houston.

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Full Show: Commuting Alone, And Dealing With Sewage Overflows (Aug. 16, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn why about 80 percent of Houston commuters drive to work by themselves. Plus, a local nonprofit is taking the city to task over violations of the Clean Water Act. We discuss what podcasts you're listening to. And we visit some local gathering spots built around playing the games.

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Full Show: School Grades, And Lessons From Tropical Storm Allison (Aug. 15, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: HISD schools get their report cards from the TEA -- and so does the health of Galveston Bay. Then, our experts discuss the latest political stories. Plus, we look back at how Tropical Storm Allison affected our region. And author Kevin Kwan discusses his book Crazy Rich Asians, now a major motion picture.

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Full Show: Accidental Deaths In Texas, And Author Jon Meacham (Aug. 14, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Six years after he went missing in Syria, we revisit efforts to find Houston journalist Austin Tice. Then, we learn more about what flood control projects would be included in the bond measure that goes before voters Aug. 25. Plus, the head of the National Safety Council discusses the prevalence of accidental deaths in Texas. And writer Jon Meacham talks about his biography George H.W. Bush.