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Full Show: Political Roundup, And The Intangible Benefits Of The World Series (Oct. 25, 2017)

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Astros President Reid Ryan discusses the World Series. Our experts discuss the latest political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas. And what kinds of intangible benefits could a city like Houston gain from its baseball team making the World Series?


On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Houston Astros President Reid Ryan joins us from Los Angeles to talk about the World Series and what his team needs to do to rebound in Game 2.

Also this hour: A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of an undocumented teen seeking an abortion in Texas. Does this mean this legal saga is over? And what kind of legal precedent does it set? We talk it over with with Emily Berman from the University of Houston Law Center.

Then, our political experts discuss the latest national, state, and local political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas. This week our panel includes: Jay Aiyer, political science professor at Texas Southern University and co-host of Houston Public Media's Party Politics podcast; Mark Jones, political science fellow at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy; and Andrew Schneider, politics and government reporter for News 88.7.

And, Houston sports fans are feeling pretty good with the Astros in the World Series and other teams doing well. As we revel in the successes of our local teams, we discuss how that success influences us socially and culturally.

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