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Mexican American Studies Textbook Vote, and Pet Peeves: Monday’s Show (November, 21 2016)

On Friday (Nov. 18, 2016), the Texas State Board of Education unanimously rejected a controversial Mexican-American studies textbook that would have been used in public schools. The book, titled Mexican American Heritage, received a lot of criticism from academics and activists who argued the book was rife with many inaccuracies and stereotypes. On today’s show, […]

Mexican-American-Textbook-BannerOn Friday (Nov. 18, 2016), the Texas State Board of Education unanimously rejected a controversial Mexican-American studies textbook that would have been used in public schools. The book, titled Mexican American Heritage, received a lot of criticism from academics and activists who argued the book was rife with many inaccuracies and stereotypes.

On today’s show, we learn more about the decision and what’s next with Dr. Jeronimo Cortina, associate professor of political science at the University of Houston.

Also this hour…

Pre-Thanksgiving Pet Peeves — Houstonians Sound Off

Every few months or so, we like to give you the opportunity to vent. It could be something about Houston — like the traffic or the weather. It could be something about your life. It could be something you just wished was a little bit different.

It’s your pet peeve — that one thing that sticks in your craw, that you just have to vent about, that makes your life in Houston just a little bit less that in could be. Oh, if ONLY! Well, today is another one of those days! Vent! Share with the rest of Greater Houston that one thing about your life here that you wish you could change. That one thing that just raises your blood pressure a little, or takes some wind out of your sails. C’mon. Don’t bottle it up. Let it out. E-mail your Houstonian pet peeves now at talk@houstonmatters.org.

(Just please don’t swear – that’s our pet peeve – listeners who can’t control themselves. It also could earn us a fine from the FCC). So bring on your Houstonian pet peeves. We all need to vent a little. Even in our beloved Houston.

Texans Recap, James Harden Getting Overlooked and Astros Make Some Moves

The Houston Texans play the Oakland Raiders tonight. The UH Cougars beat up on Louisville 36-10 on Thursday, James Harden’s stellar play is getting overlooked, and the Astros made a couple off-season acquisitions. We discuss developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for the Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine.

Houston Matters gets underway today at noon on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 713-440-8870, talk@houstonmatters.org or @HoustonMatters.

Audio from today’s show will available after 3 p.m. CT. We also offer a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps.

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