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Full Show: Plastic Bag Bans, And The Effect Of Gas Prices On Houston’s Economy (Jan. 11, 2018)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: We consider our city’s history of trying to ban plastic bags and why those efforts have failed. Then, we learn how fluctuating gas prices affect Houston’s economy. Plus, we discuss whether Houston is any closer to living up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream than we were a generation ago. And we preview the Battle of the Bands marching competition.

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: The Texas Supreme Court is set to hear arguments over a ban on plastic bags in Laredo. The case could pose a danger to similar bans in several cities across the state. Houston, however, doesn’t have such a ban. We consider our city’s history of trying to ban plastic bags and why those efforts have failed.

Also this hour: We learn how Houston’s economy is affected by fluctuating gas prices. Then, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is Monday (Jan. 15). We discuss whether Houston is any closer to living up to Dr. King’s dream today than we were a generation ago. And we learn about a marching band competition coming to Houston.

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Posted by Houston Public Media on Thursday, January 11, 2018

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