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Thursday’s Houston Matters: City Cancels The State GOP Convention, And Examining Work Practices At Drug Rehab Facilities (July 9, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The Texas GOP's in-person convention is cancelled, an investigation into work practices at drug and alcohol rehab facilities, new opinions from SCOTUS, and developing walkable spaces near transit centers.

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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Texas GOP Convention Plans, And The Week In Politics (July 8, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The Texas GOP's plans to hold an in-person convention in Houston, our weekly political roundup, how the Houston Food Bank is handling increased demand for food assistance, and biographer Suzanne Finstad on the life and death of actress Natalie Wood.

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Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Lessons From New York, And Rep. Sylvia Garcia (July 7, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: COVID-19 lessons from New York, Rep. Sylvia Garcia answers your questions, why education advocates encourage parents to enroll their kids in pre-K programs despite the pandemic, and exploring what it's meant to be a black artist.

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Monday’s Houston Matters: Women’s Suffrage Centennial, And Having Difficult Conversations About Race (July 6, 2020)

Posted on · On Monday's show: An update on COVID-19, recent unemployment numbers, reflecting on women's fight for voting rights 100 years later, and writer Ijeoma Oluo discusses her book, So You Want To Talk About Race.

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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Public Hospitals Weather The COVID-19 Influx, And Your Feelings About America (July 2, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: How public hospitals are weathering an influx of COVID-19 patients, your feelings about America right now heading into the Fourth of July weekend, and some advice on organizing and decluttering your life.

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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: A New Month Means New Evictions, And A Virtual Summer Camp For Kids (July 1, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Evictions are resuming as we enter a new month, we discuss the latest developments in politics, food writers discuss restaurant safety and takeout offerings, and we learn about a virtual summer camp for kids.

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Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Changes In Reporting On ICU Capacity, And Police Oversight Board Member Discusses Potential Reforms (June 30, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Why the Texas Medical Center changed how it's reporting ICU bed capacity, the Supreme Court invalidates a Louisiana abortion law, Fort Bend County Judge KP George answers questions, and a conversation with a member of the local police oversight board.

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Monday’s Houston Matters: How The Medical Center Reports On ICU Capacity, And Early Voting Begins Amid The Pandemic (June 29, 2020)

Posted on · On Monday's show: Why the Texas Medical Center changed how it's reporting on ICU capacity, early voting amid a spike in COVID-19 cases, checking in with the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Astros take initial steps for the return of baseball.

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Friday’s Houston Matters: How The Fight For Racial Equality Intersects With LGBTQ Rights (June 26, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Ongoing concerns about hospital capacity, how the fight for racial equality intersects with the quest for LGBTQ rights, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and overcoming a hearing disability to earn an engineering degree.