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Full Show: Stricter DUI Standards, And Inside NASA’s Tape Archives (Jan. 30, 2018)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Some researchers want blood-alcohol levels for DUIs to be stricter. Then, researchers are poring over countless hours of audio tapes from NASA’s archives. And we visit a museum paying homage to Houston’s sea-faring history.


On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: A major ruling is expected soon in an ongoing case between the Montrose Management District and some property owners. Could today's decision bring this long legal dispute to an end? Nancy Sarnoff with the Houston Chronicle lays out the case and the significance of today's court decision. And Harris County Commissioners took up Harvey-related items during this morning's meeting. We get an update from News 88.7's Florian Martin.

Also this hour: A new study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine calls for, among other things, the legal limit for drivers' blood alcohol concentration to be lowered, from .08 to .05 percent. In other words — making the legal standard for drunken driving stricter. We learn why and take a closer look at how drunken driving is handled in Greater Houston.

Then: NASA has thousands of hours of audio tapes from missions to the moon that haven't been listened to in decades, sitting in storage. We hear some excerpts and find out what one professor is learning from them. And Maggie Martin takes us on a tour of the Houston Maritime Museum.

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