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Full Show: Political Roundup, and the Portrayal of Disabilities in the Media (Oct. 10, 2018)

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: We learn about Texans helping Florida prepare for Hurricane Michael. Then, we discuss local efforts to reduce climate change. Plus, our experts break down the latest political news. We discuss how disabilities are depicted in the media. And we learn about a new prequel to Bram Stoker’s Dracula.


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On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: As Hurricane Michael barrels toward the Florida Panhandle, some Houston firefighters are on their way to help. They're part of a state task force that lent a hand to the Carolinas with a different storm just a few weeks ago.

And, in the wake of the United Nations report on climate change, we consider efforts happening here in Greater Houston to mitigate the effects.

Also this hour: From the latest on the upcoming midterm election, to Nikki Haley stepping down as U.N. Ambassador, our experts discuss the latest national, state, and local political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.

Then, we explore the 120-year history of how people with disabilities have been portrayed in film and television in conjunction with a new documentary.

And we learn about a new prequel to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, called Dracul.

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