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Full Show: Legally Defining Gender, and Cartoonist Ngozi Ukazu (Nov. 1, 2018)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: A new report says public defenders in Harris County’s juvenile courts aren’t getting assigned enough cases. The Trump administration is considering altering the legal definition of gender. Houston-raised cartoonist Ngozi Ukazu discusses her popular hockey-themed web comic, Check, Please! And local band The Wheel Workers performs.

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: A new report from the Texas Tribune says while many public defenders across the country are overwhelmed with cases, that’s not the case with those in Harris County’s juvenile division. We talk with Neena Satija, the reporter behind the story.

Also this hour: Last week, it was reported that the Trump administration is considering “narrowly defining gender, legally, as a biological immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth.” We learn what this all means in practical terms for transgender people here in Greater Houston.

Then, cartoonist Ngozi Ukazu, who grew up in Houston, tells us how she created Check, Please! — her popular web comic about a college hockey player who loves to bake.

And, with a new album called Post-Truth coming out this week, we revisit a conversation and performance we had in 2014 with local band The Wheel Workers.

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