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Full Show: African Americans At The Olympics, And Political Roundup (Feb. 14, 2018)

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Educators are gathering in Houston to discuss how to better engage Latinos in STEM fields. Then, we examine the stories of African Americans at the Olympic games. Plus, our political experts discuss the latest news. And we meet skiing enthusiasts in the Bayou City.

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Educational leaders from around the nation are in Houston today to discuss how to get more Hispanic students into STEM fields. Some of those experts lay out the challenges of getting these students into science, technology, engineering, and math.

Also this hour: With the Winter Olympics underway in PyeongChang, South Korea, we discuss the stories, accomplishments, and challenges of African Americans in the Olympics with Dr. Billy Hawkins from the University of Houston’s Department of Health and Human Performance, and nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis.

Also this hour: Our political experts discuss the latest national, state, and local political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas. And we continue our look at unlikely winter sports enthusiasts in Houston with a story about skiers in the Bayou City.

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Posted by Houston Public Media on Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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