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Immigration, Traffic Congestion, and Migraines: Tuesday’s show (April 21, 2015)

Each day on Houston Matters, we seek to examine a variety of issues, ideas, people, places, and events that define Greater Houston. Tuesday’s program will demonstrate that variety, as we explore issues related to the environment, immigration and justice, transportation, health, and history, all in one hour! On this edition of the program, we address […]

Each day on Houston Matters, we seek to examine a variety of issues, ideas, people, places, and events that define Greater Houston. Tuesday’s program will demonstrate that variety, as we explore issues related to the environment, immigration and justice, transportation, health, and history, all in one hour!

On this edition of the program, we address the legacy of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which occurred five years ago this week, in the second part of a report from News 88.7’s energy and environment reporter Dave Fehling.

Then, we’ll turn our attention to a growing backlog of cases in Houston’s immigration court — more than 31,000 cases to be heard by four judges. We find out why one of those judges hasn’t heard a case for months, and why some of these cases may not be heard until 2019.

Also this hour: We welcome your questions for Karen Othon and Quincy Allen from the Texas Department of Transportation about TxDOT’s ongoing efforts to alleviate traffic congestion.

We also talk with neurologist Dr. Desiree Thomas from Houston’s Kelsey-Seybold Clinic about the symptoms and treatment for migraine headaches.

Finally, we meet forensic professor Sarah Hainsworth from England’s Leicester University — she’s in Houston to speak at an Archaeological Institute of America-Houston Society event tonight. She’s working on the King Richard III Project. You might recall back in 2012, archaeologists discovered his grave beneath a parking lot in Leicester. Prof. Hainsworth was called in to examine the remains and to try and determine precisely how the last English king to die in battle met his end. Michael Hagerty talks with Hainsworth about the lost and found saga of Richard III’s remains.

How’s that for variety?

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