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Air Quality and Rap Lyrics in Court: Wednesday’s Show (May 13, 2015)

The American Lung Association recently released its annual “State of the Air” report, which studied air quality data from 2011 through 2013. While there’s some good news for Houston’s air quality, the report ranks the metropolitan area among the top ten when it comes to ozone pollution. The report comes a few days after the […]

The American Lung Association recently released its annual "State of the Air" report, which studied air quality data from 2011 through 2013. While there’s some good news for Houston’s air quality, the report ranks the metropolitan area among the top ten when it comes to ozone pollution. The report comes a few days after the Environmental Protection Agency's administrator visited the Port of Houston to highlight grants aimed at improving air quality.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss efforts in Houston to battle ozone pollution and improve air quality in the region.

Also this hour: a UH law professor shares his thoughts on instances of rap lyrics being introduced as evidence in criminal trials. Michael Olivas tells Maggie Martin there are first amendment questions at play.

And: Houston native Dina Gachman talks with Michael Hagerty about her book Brokenomics: 50 Ways to Live the Dream on a Dime.

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Craig Cohen

Craig Cohen

Executive Producer/Host, Houston Matters

Craig Cohen is the executive producer and host of Houston Matters, which airs weekdays at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Houston Public Media, News 88.7 FM. Craig is a 20+ year veteran of broadcast journalism. He's spent the bulk of his career in public media, in roles ranging from programmer...

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