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Full Show: Sen. Ted Cruz Candidate Interview, and Activist DeRay Mckesson (Sept. 13, 2018)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: HISD could disband its special education committee this week. Sen. Ted Cruz answers listener questions. Activist DeRay Mckesson discusses his work. And a new book reflects on contemporary art in Houston.


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On Thursday’s Houston Matters: HISD could disband its special education committee this week. It's one of many decisions the school board will consider as it reviews the group's latest recommendations on how to improve special education in the district. News 88.7's Laura Isensee explains what's at stake ahead of tonight's school board meeting.

Also this hour: We continue our series of candidate interviews with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, who's running for re-election.

Then DeRay Mckesson talks about what led him to join protestors in Ferguson, Mo. and eventually quit his job in education to take up activism full time. He’s the host of the podcast Pod Save the People and has a new book called The Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope. He has an event in Houston Sept. 14.

And a new book called Collision looks back at Houston's contemporary art scene in the 70s and 80s.

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