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Full Show: What Asylum-Seekers Are Fleeing, And Comedian Mo Amer (June 29, 2018)

On Friday’s Houston Matters: We learn what drives so many asylum seekers to flee their home countries in Central and South America and make the dangerous journey to the United States. Then, our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of The Week’s News. And Houston Comedian Mo Amer talks about his journey into comedy and his fateful plane ride with Eric Trump.


On Friday’s Houston Matters: As NPR has been reporting, the man suspected of fatally shooting five people at The Capital newspaper in Annapolis, Md., reportedly had a long-standing grudge against the publication. Many media organizations have policies in place to handle such situations when they escalate. We learn how the Houston Metro edition of the Community Impact Newspaper does so.

Then, a State Department report released Thursday warns that children removed from their families and placed in institutional care are at greater risk of being trafficked. Dr. Rebecca Pfeffer from UH-Downtown offers more insight.

Also this hour: We learn why so many people are willing risk detainment — or even death — to seek asylum in the United States. Then, the Houston Matters panel of non-experts weighs in on some of the interesting stories from the week's news and decides if they are good, bad, or ugly. And Houston Comedian Mo Amer discusses his journey into comedy and his fateful plane ride with Eric Trump.

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