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Full Show: Air Conditioning In Texas Prisons, And What The Legislature Accomplished For Children (Aug. 12, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: The latest in a lawsuit over heat in Texas prisons, how newly passed laws might affect Texas kids, veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller answers listener questions, and an update on Houston sports.

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Full Show: Occidental-Anadarko Merger, And Preventing Radicalization (Aug. 9, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday Houston Matters: What's next now that Occidental and Anadarko have merged, a former skinhead explains what drives people to hate, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news, and the 20th anniversary of the musical Rent.

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Full Show: TEA Completes HISD Investigation, Voices From El Paso, And The Santa Fe Resiliency Center (Aug. 8, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: What we know about the findings from TEA's investigation of HISD, stories from survivors of the El Paso mass shooting, inside a program to help victims of the Santa Fe school shooting, an examination of workplace accidents, and inside the world of competitive drum corps.

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Full Show: Mental Health And Mass Shootings, The Weekly Political Roundup, And Houston Restaurant Weeks (Aug. 7, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: The Menninger Clinic's new president, the role of mental health in mass shootings, the weekly political roundup, highlights from Houston Restaurant Weeks, and answers from a local astronomer.

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Full Show: TxDOT Considers Defunding Grand Parkway Project Segments, And Public Attitudes Toward Public Schools (Aug. 6, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We discuss TxDOT's plans to defund some of the Grand Parkway segments and a recent poll that examines public attitudes toward public schools. We also find out if Texas Democrats could reclaim the State House of Representatives in 2020. Plus, Houston writer Katherine Center talks about her latest novel, Things You Save in a Fire.

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Full Show: Houston Reacts To Mass Shootings, And The Lingering Health Effects Of Extreme Weather (Aug. 5, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We discuss how Greater Houston has responded to weekend shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio. We learn how extreme weather affects our bodies long after it's over. We examine concerns over the 1-45 redevelopment project. And Jeff Balke updates us Houston sports.

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Full Show: Why GOP Congressmen Are Leaving Office, The State Of KIPP Charter Schools, And Making Latte Art (Aug. 2, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Several GOP Congressman wont seek re-election -- what does it mean for Texas? Plus, a conversation with the head of KIPP charter schools. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news. And making latte art.

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Full Show: Regulation Violations At Exxon’s Baytown Facility, And 400 Years Of Slavery (Aug. 1, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Past environmental violation's at the Exxon Mobil facility in Baytown, advances in lung cancer detection and treatment, the 400th anniversary of African slaves arriving in what would become the United States, and helping harness kids' music potential.