On Friday’s Houston Matters: Leaders of the Catholic Church — including some here in Houston — are pledging to address the sexual abuse scandal, but critics have their doubts. We learn more.
Also this hour: For the first time since the 1970s, the United States is the world's largest producer of crude oil, according to preliminary estimates published Wednesday by the Energy Department. The boom in shale oil production – or fracking – over the last decade is responsible for the surge. Journalist Bethany McLean explores the rise of fracking in her book Saudi America: The Truth About Fracking and How It's Changing the World.
Then, from Gov. Abbott calling for a statewide ban on red light cameras, to Tilman Fertitta's Post Oak Hotel garnering AAA's five diamond rating, our panel of non-experts weighs in on the week's news.
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