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Monday’s Houston Matters: Tropical Storm Update, And Restaurants Opening Further (Sept. 21, 2020)

Posted on · On Monday's show: An update on Tropical Storm Beta’s threat to the region, restaurants opening to 75 percent, answers to your pet care questions, and an update on sports.

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Friday’s Houston Matters: Gov. Abbott Loosening COVID-19 Restrictions, And Honoring Houston’s Latino Icons (Sept. 18, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Gov. Greg Abbott loosens some COVID-19 restrictions, high school students work to diversify school curriculum, profiles of iconic Houston Latinos, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.

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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Improving Law Enforcement Encounters With Those With Autism, And Stories From Daily Life In Space (Sept. 17, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Concerns grow over a lack of negotiations between the city and the Houston Police Officers' Union, a new project hopes to improve communication between the police and people with autism, retired astronaut Col. Terry Virts discusses his book "How to Astronaut," and a traveling photo exhibit details the life of Comanche Chief Quanah Parker.

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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: The Week In Politics, And The Health Of Galveston Bay (Sept. 16, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Harris County Commissioners Court voted on Tuesday on its toll system and a vaping lawsuit, we discuss the week in politics, a look at the latest Galveston Bay Report Card, and Houston Botanic Garden prepares for it's grand opening.

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Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Doctors Look To Plasma To Combat COVID, And City Council Member Carolyn Evans-Shabazz (Sept. 15, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Using plasma for early COVID-19 treatments, Council Member Carolyn Evans-Shabazz answers your questions, an interactive exhibit on Nelson Mandela, and the warning signs of suicidal behavior and how to help.

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Friday’s Houston Matters: Officers Fired Over Nicholas Chavez Shooting, And Back To School At UH (Sep. 11, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's Show: Why the Houston Police Officers' Union disagrees with the firing, how back-to-school is going at the University of Houston, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.

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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Concerns Over Fast-Tracking COVID-19 Vaccines, And Health Care Cost Transparency (Sep. 10, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's Show: Why a leading expert is concerned about fast-tracking a COVID-19 vaccine, why health care costs are so hard to pin down, why some Texans lost power after Hurricane Laura, and previewing the Texans season.

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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: HISD Students Struggle To Access Classes, And World Sky Race (Sept. 9, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: HISD's back-to-school woes, our weekly political roundup, Bakari Sellers shares his leadership wisdom, and a Houstonian organizes World Sky Race.

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Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Antibody Testing Survey, And Retiring In Houston (Sept. 8, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Show: Searching door to door for those who've had COVID-19 in the past, Houston City Council Member Martha Castex-Tatum answers questions, what's keeping Houston from being a top choice for retirees, new teachers share their thoughts about about their first day of school, and the state of fishing in Galveston Bay.

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Friday’s Houston Matters: Racial Disparities In Health, And Book Lovers Unite Online (Sep. 4, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Racial disparities in personal health, METRO debuts new bus rapid transit, book lovers meet online, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.

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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Houston’s Role In The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement, And The Battle Over Mail-in Balloting (Sep. 2, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Houston's role in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, our political experts look into the court battles over mail-in ballots, and handwritten letters make a comeback.

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Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Reforming The Police Oversight Board, Immigrant Children’s Mental Health (Sep. 1, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: City council members negotiate for reforms to the Police Oversight Board, Mayor Pro Tem Dave Martin answers questions, the mental health of immigrant students, and handwritten letters make a comeback.