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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.

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Full Show: Citgo’s Future, And Asylum Seekers Without Attorneys (July 31, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We discuss Citgo's future after a recent court ruling, we learn about the challenges faced by asylum seekers without an attorney, we break down the latest political news, we learn about historic buildings in Galveston in need of preservation, and the local duo Space Kiddettes performs some original songs.

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Full Show: Improving How The County Responds To Fires, And Inspecting Roads And Bridges (July 30, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Improving Harris County's response to chemical fires, the job of inspecting roads and bridges, how the Turtle Bayou Resolutions set the stage for the Texas Revolution, and we bid farewell to News 88.7's Travis Bubenik.

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Full Show: Bail Reform Settlement, Juvenile Diversion Program, And The Integration Of Texas Football (July 29, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: A tentative settlement is reached in the lawsuit over the county's bail system, a new program aims to keeps kids out of the court system, lawmakers want Texas to sue the federal government over costs of securing the border, we discuss issues raised in the Hulu movie Culture Shock, and we hear stories from the integration of Texas football.