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Full Show: Synagogue Shooting Reaction, and Rwandan Genocide Survivor (Oct. 29, 2018)

On Monday’s Houston Matters: The Houston Jewish community reacts to the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh. Then, Houstonian Jeanne Celestine-Lakin tells her story of surviving the Rwandan genocide. Plus, we learn why Sam Houston State wants to launch a new medical school. And Houston-based baseball writer Jesus Ortiz wraps up the World Series for us.



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On Monday’s Houston Matters: Hundreds gathered at a Houston vigil Sunday night to remember those who were killed in Saturday's shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Leaders of Houston's Jewish community share with us their reactions and concerns in the wake of the tragedy.

Also this hour: In April of 1994, Jeanne Celestine-Lakin was a young schoolgirl in Rwanda when a wave of genocide began against her and her fellow Tutstis. At only nine years old, her parents and most of her adult relatives were killed. Now living in Houston, she’s written a book about her loss of innocence and fight for survival, called A Voice in the Darkness.

Then, with numerous medical schools already in existence across the state, we learn why Sam Houston State University is working to launch its proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine.

And Houston-based baseball writer Jesus Ortiz discusses the end of the World Series with us. He’s a former Astros beat writer and a senior editor of La Vida Baseball.

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