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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Political Roundup, and The Full Menu (July 5, 2017)

It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state, and local political stories. Also this hour, we discuss the meaning of “American food” on The Full Menu, and Pink Martini performs from Houston Public Media’s Geary Studio.


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It’s time again for the Houston Matters weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state, and local political stories with an eye to how it all might affect Houston and Texas.

On this week’s edition, we discuss Pres. Trump’s much anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week at the G20 Summit, a Texas Supreme Court ruling on benefits for same-sex partners, and other stories.

Today, our guests are: Jay Aiyer, from Texas Southern University and co-host of Houston Public Media’s Party Politics podcast; Andrew Schneider, politics and government reporter for News 88.7; and Jon Taylor, political science professor at the University of St. Thomas.Â

Also this hour: Houston food writers discuss what “American food” means and where to find it in the latest installment of The Full Menu. And we hear members of Pink Martini perform from Houston Public Media’s Geary Studio.

Houston Matters offers a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunesStitcher and various other podcasting apps.

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