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Full Show: New Mental Health Facility, And Texas Turning Blue (Jan. 9, 2018)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: We learn about a new mental health facility coming to the city. Then, a local columnist thinks 2018 could be the year Texas elects a Democrat to a statewide office. We learn why. Plus, we learn how the courts handle discrimination cases. And we remember a pioneer of the Houston theater scene.

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: The city is getting its first new public mental health hospital in more than 30 years. We learn how the new facility will work and the affect it will have on the region’s mental health care needs.

Texas is going to turn blue in the next election. We’ve been hearing that prediction for a while now, but it never happens. However, Houston Chronicle columnist Erica Grieder says there’s reason to think it could happen in 2018. It might not – but it could. She recently wrote a column explaining her reasons, and she joins Houston Matters to explain.

Also this hour: We learn how discrimination cases are often handled (or not handled) by the courts. And we remember a pioneer of the Houston theater scene.

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Posted by Houston Public Media on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

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