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Full Show: New Bipartisan Justice Reform Legislation, And The Year In Houston Politics (Dec. 19, 2018)

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: We discuss the new bipartisan criminal justice reform bill called the First Step Act, we break down the latest political stories, and we continue our look back at 2018, the year in Houston politics. Also, we revisit The Virtually Wild Texas program: Educators use virtual field trips to Interest kids In real outdoor adventures.

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Some Texas policy leaders are praising the U.S. Senate's passage of a bipartisan justice reform bill called the First Step Act. We talk with The Texas Public Policy Foundation, about the new legislation.

Also this hour: We break down the latest political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas. Plus, we continue our look back at 2018 by examining the year in Houston politics with News 88.7’s government and politics reporter Andrew Schneider.

Then, The Virtually Wild Texas program started out as a way to bring nature to kids in hospitals. But now, we learn educators across the state are using it to supplement real outdoor adventures.

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