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Congressman Gene Green, and Boards of Education: Monday’s Show (May 8, 2017)

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The U.S. House of Representatives last week (May 4, 2017) passed the latest iteration of the American Health Care Act, a bill designed to replace — or at least refine — elements of the Affordable Care Act, including a provision that critics say would undermine protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions.

Houston area Democratic Congressman Gene Green is one of those critics. He visited Houston Public Media on Friday (May 5, 2017) to speak with Craig Cohen, and, on this edition of Houston Matters, we hear their conversation.

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Boards of Education

We learn more about the function and purpose of the Texas State Board of Education from its chair, Donna Bahorich, and Diana Davila, vice president of the HISD Board of Trustees.

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Sports Monday

The Rockets returned home this weekend for Games 3 and 4 of their NBA Playoff series with the Spurs. Plus, the Astros took three out of four games against the Rangers last week before spending the weekend in Anaheim. We discuss those and other developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke of Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine.

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