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Full Show: HISD Board Reverses Course on Interim Superintendent (Oct. 15, 2018)

On Monday’s Houston Matters: The HISD board is reversing its recent decision to change interim superintendents. We weigh the pros and cons of Proposition B. We learn about the challenges of preventing HPV. We learn how Harvey affected Houston’s Jewish community. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.


On Monday’s Houston Matters: Just days after HISD tapped a new interim superintendent, the state's largest school district is reversing its decision. Last week, the district’s board chose Abelardo Saavedra as its new interim leader. Now, the district says it's going in a different direction. News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee brings us the latest on the situation.

Then: In just three weeks, voters will decide whether pay rates for Houston firefighters will match police officers. News 88.7's Andrew Schneider explains the arguments for and against Proposition B.

Also this hour: Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration approved expanding the vaccine that prevents the human papillomavirus – or HPV. A pair of Houston physicians discuss what HPV is, how it's spread, how it can be prevented, and the social hurdles in the way.

Then, two of the hardest hit areas during the major floods of the past three years have a prominent Jewish population. We learn how Houston's Jewish community has fared after Harvey.

And Jeff Balke updates us on the Astros in the ALCS and other developments in Houston sports.

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