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Full Show: Political Roundup, And The Health Of Galveston Bay (Aug. 9, 2017)

Houston Matters reviews the latest Galveston Bay report card, and we discuss the latest political news.


It's time again for the Houston Matters weekly political roundup with analysis of national, state, and local political stories with an eye to how it all might affect Houston and Texas. On today’s edition, we discuss everything from the latest tensions with North Korea, to President Trump retweeting a news story that some say contained classified information, to developments in the special session of the Texas Legislature. Our analysts break down the latest political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.

This week, we're joined by News 88.7's Andrew Schneider, Brandon Rottinghaus from the University of Houston and co-host of Houston Public Media's Party Politics podcast, and David Branham from the University of Houston-Downtown.

Also this hour: The health of Galveston Bay isn't great. But it’s shown some improvement in some areas. That’s according to the latest assessment of the health of the bay from the Galveston Bay Foundation. And we meet a local SCUBA diver who’s created a book showcasing the wonders of the Gulf of Mexico — from underneath.

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