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Full Show: Looming Government Shutdown, And How High Schoolers View The News (Jan. 19, 2017)

On Friday’s Houston Matters: We learn how a potential government shutdown might affect Houston. Then, high school students share their media habits and their view on journalism. Our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of this week’s news. And we learn about Evelyn’s Park in Bellaire.


On Friday's Houston Matters: With a potential government shutdown looming if Congress doesn’t pass a temporary spending bill, how would a shutdown affect Greater Houston? And what issues are still tied up in Congress that directly impact Houstonians?

Also this hour: We revisit our conversation with students at Jersey Village High School to ask members of the PBS Newshour Student Reporting Lab about how they get their news, how they know what news sources to trust, and how they view the journalism industry. Then, from Gov. Greg Abbott’s property tax plan, to a Google app that’s banned in Texas, our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of this week's news. And we learn about the journey a parcel of private land took to become a public park.

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