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Full Show: Flu Season In Houston, And Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson (Jan. 12, 2018)

On Friday’s Houston Matters: We learn more about the severity of flu season in the region. Then, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about the challenges science faces these days. Plus, our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week’s news. And we meet a marathon runner who is legally blind.


On Friday’s Houston Matters: Houston officials say there have been five flu-related deaths in the region since November. How bad is this flu season compared to previous years? We talk it over.

Also this hour: Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about the importance of cosmic collisions — none of us would be here without them, he says — and about the challenges facing science these days. Tyson speaks at Jones Hall on Monday (Jan. 15) at 7:30 p.m. in an event hosted by Society for the Performing Arts.

Also this hour: Our rotating panel of non-experts discusses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week's news. And we talk with Houston runner Lisa Thompson, who despite being legally blind, is preparing to run in this weekend’s Chevron Houston Marathon.

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