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Houston Matters for Mon., Oct. 14, 2013

You may well know the name of Houston’s mayor. You may know the name of one of the candidates running against her in next month’s election. But odds are very good you don’t know all nine. Yes – you read that right – there are nine people on the ballot running for mayor. And we […]

You may well know the name of Houston’s mayor. You may know the name of one of the candidates running against her in next month’s election. But odds are very good you don’t know all nine. Yes – you read that right – there are nine people on the ballot running for mayor. And we learn about all of them on this edition of Houston Matters.

We asked three political scientists to research the nine mayoral candidates. On today’s program, we find out what they’ve learned, and welcome your questions and comments for Rice University Professors Mark Jones and Paul Brace, and Renee Cross from the University of Houston’s Hobby Center for Public Policy.

Also this hour: The St. Louis Rams handed the Houston Texans their fourth straight loss yesterday. Quarterback Matt Schaub hurt his ankle. And this time, it was his replacement, T.J. Yates who threw a pick 6, as the Rams walloped the Texans 38-13. But the behavior of some Texans fans may have been the most embarrassing part of the game, as they cheered Schaub’s injury. We ask Culture Map Houston sports columnist MK Bower what, if anything, this tells us about the dark side of Houston football fandom.

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