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Electricity, Forgiveness, and Ask the Dentist: Monday’s Show (October 26, 2015)

A new report from the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power says complaints filed with regulators about electric companies and utilities fell to their lowest point since Texas deregulated its power market in 2002. But long-term data show consumers complain more than they did before the market was deregulated. On this edition of Houston Matters, we […]

A new report from the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power says complaints filed with regulators about electric companies and utilities fell to their lowest point since Texas deregulated its power market in 2002. But long-term data show consumers complain more than they did before the market was deregulated.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with News 88.7’s Dave Fehling about electricity complaints. We also discuss why CenterPoint Energy is charging church buildings fees for running electricity.

Also this hour: We explore the concept of forgiveness. We talk with Tamler Sommers, an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Houston, and Charles Hearne from the nonprofit Prison Entrepreneurship Program, about what our society is — and is not — willing to forgive, and what it means for folks (like ex-convicts) who seek that forgiveness after paying their debts.

Then: We welcome your dental care questions for Dr. Ryan Quock, Associate Professor and Vice Chair of the Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics Department at UT Health.

Plus: On Wednesday (Oct. 28, 2015), the Houston Rockets kick off the 2015-2016 regular season at home against the Denver Nuggets. The Rockets look to improve on last year’s trip to the Western Conference Finals. We preview the upcoming Rockets’ season with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine.

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