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Full Show: HISD’s Accountability Grades, Mounted Police Units, And Stevie Ray Vaughan Biography (Aug. 15, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We examine HISD's latest accountability ratings. We discuss the history and relevance of mounted police units. We meet the authors of a new biography about Stevie Ray Vaughan. We learn the history of Houston's downtown tunnels. And developer Gerald Hines reflects on his contributions to the city's skyline.

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Full Show: Record-High Power Use, Writer Nic Stone, & A Visit To Candytopia (Aug. 14, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We discuss whether Texas has the energy it needs for the oppressive heat of summer, we break down the week in politics, writer Nic Stone discusses her work, and we visit a candy-themed wonderland.

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Full Show: Santa Fe Shooting Trial, Memories From The Pacific Theater, And An Orchestra Of Doctors (Aug. 13, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: METRO votes on some key transit measures, the latest in the trial of the accused shooter in Santa Fe, how a business in Greater Houston helped save a life in Scotland, a local veteran shares memories of World War II, and performers from the World Doctors Orchestra.

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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.