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Teaching Confederate History and Rebuilding Post-Hurricane Ike: Tuesday’s Show (April 7, 2015)

The U.S. Supreme Court is currently grappling with whether Texas was wrong to reject a specialty license plate displaying the Confederate battle flag. As modern day battles over what the flag and other Confederate symbols mean go on, students in Houston classrooms continue to learn and discuss the history and legacy of the Confederacy in […]

The U.S. Supreme Court is currently grappling with whether Texas was wrong to reject a specialty license plate displaying the Confederate battle flag. As modern day battles over what the flag and other Confederate symbols mean go on, students in Houston classrooms continue to learn and discuss the history and legacy of the Confederacy in Texas.

On today’s Houston Matters, we discuss how Houston educators implement the Confederacy into school curriculum.

Then, we take a look at the state’s craft beer market and discuss what aspects are causing a rift within the industry.

Also this hour, this September marks seven years since Hurricane Ike hit Houston, and yet, it might surprise many to learn that some parts of Houston are still recovering from Ike. We discuss why these efforts are still ongoing nearly seven years later, what the city has accomplished so far, and the recovery and rebuilding efforts that lie ahead.

Plus: a conversation with author Steven Fenberg about his book examining the life and legacy of Houston’s Jesse H. Jones as Rice University prepares to open an archive of Jones’ papers and personal effects.

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