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Full Show: Illegal Drug Trends In Houston, And Tomlinson Hill (Aug. 15, 2017)

What’s the most-used illegal drug in Greater Houston? And how has drug use in the city and Texas changed over the years? The leading researcher in the state answers those questions.


On Tuesday’s edition of Houston Matters: We hear a lot about the opioid crisis these days. And while that’s still a major concern in Greater Houston and across the nation, there’s another drug that’s an even greater problem here, according to the state’s leading researcher on drugs and drug use trends in the Lone Star State. Dr. Jane Maxwell of the University of Texas tells us what that drug is and about how illegal drug use has changed in Houston and Texas over the years.

Also this hour: Chris Tomlinson’s ancestors owned slaves. And in his book, Tomlinson Hill, he reconnects with the descendants of those slaves — including a famous one. And we learn about KĀVYA: Poetry in Motion, a performance that melds the disciplines of poetry, music and dance.

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