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Cramming for Election Day: Monday’s Show (November 2, 2015)

Election day is tomorrow (Nov. 3, 2015), and voters across Greater Houston will go to the polls to decide issues like the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, which mayoral candidates will likely head to a runoff, city council races and term limits for council members. On this edition of Houston Matters, we help you cram for […]

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Election day is tomorrow (Nov. 3, 2015), and voters across Greater Houston will go to the polls to decide issues like the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, which mayoral candidates will likely head to a runoff, city council races and term limits for council members.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we help you cram for Election Day so you're ready at the ballot box. Political scientists Brandon Rottinghaus of the University of Houston, Jay Aiyer or Texas Southern University and Jon Taylor of the University of St. Thomas walk us through the ballot measures and answer your questions.

MORE: Meet the 2015 Houston Mayoral Candidates

Then: we learn about a political campaign called Citizens for Good Schools that helped integrate Houston schools, in the latest installment of News 88.7's series Inside the Classroom.

We also hear from a NASA administrator who's working on where future astronauts will someday land on Mars. Plus: a new study examines why grieving spouses often pass away relatively soon after their partner. And we check in on the week in Houston sports with Jeff Balke.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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