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Full Show: Hockey In Houston, And Year-End Tax Advice (Dec. 7, 2017)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: The City of Houston is about to tell some Harvey victims what repairs they need to make to their property. Author Reza Aslan talks about the decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. We discuss the possibility of an NHL team coming here. A tax expert answers your questions. And comedian Hari Kondabolu takes on Apu from The Simpsons.


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On Thursday’s Houston Matters: The City of Houston is slated to notify hundreds of homeowners they'll need to make more repairs after Harvey. Nancy Sarnoff with the Houston Chronicle lays out who'll be receiving these letters in the coming weeks.

Also this hour: Author Reza Aslan talks about President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Aslan is the author of numerous books, including God: A Human History. He spoke onstage with Houston Matters host Craig Cohen at a recent Brazos Bookstore event at The Ballroom at Bayou Place.

Then: Is Houston closer than ever to getting an NHL team? New Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta recently met with National Hockey League officials as part of what he describes as the "very early stage of evaluating what opportunities may exist" to either relocate an NHL franchise here or establish an expansion team in Houston. We discuss what it would take to bring a team here.

Plus: It’s the end of the year, and we offer you a chance to ask an expert questions about your taxes.

And comedian Hari Kondabolu discusses The Problem With Apu, his documentary about his issues with character Apu from The Simpsons. He says the tired Indian stereotype needs an update.

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