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Full Show: Addressing The DNA Backlog, And Correcting History (July 2, 2018)

On Monday’s Houston Matters: We examine how some international news might affect global trade with Houston. Then, we discuss efforts to solve a backlog of DNA evidence. We explore examples of mis-remembered history. And we get an update on local sports.



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On Monday’s Houston Matters: International trade with Houston could be directly impacted by two developments over the weekend: Mexico's presidential election and tariffs from Canada. We consider Texas's future in the global economy in light of those developments.

Also this hour: We learn how the Houston Forensic Science Center aims to address the hundreds of rape kits and other DNA evidence that are backlogged with a $2 million spending plan.

Then, you could argue that we should all be barbecuing and watching fireworks today — not on the Fourth of July. That’s because the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain actually took place on July 2. That discrepancy is just one of many truths about our history that get fudged a little, misinterpreted — or outright forgotten — over time. Historian Nancy Beck Young shares examples from history of things we think we know, but maybe don't have quite right.

And we discuss the latest developments in Houston sports with writer Jeff Balke.

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