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Full Show: Trump’s Infrastructure Plan, And Law Enforcement And The Black Community (Feb. 12, 2018)

On Monday’s Houston Matters: We learn how Pres. Trump’s infrastructure plan could affect Houston. The Texas Railroad Commissioner talks about oil and gas expanding to new parts of the state. Then, we revisit the relationship between Houston’s African-American community and the police. We get answers to your pet care questions. And MK Bower discusses the latest Houston sports news.

On Monday’s Houston Matters: President Trump is unveiling his $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan today. What challenges could the plan present for Houston? Mark Jones from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy walks us through the plan.

Also this hour: Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton talks about the possibility of unleashing oil and gas drilling in new parts of the state. Then, we begin a week-long series of conversations that are part of Houston Public Media's Legacies initiative, in partnership with Greater Houston’s two historically black universities: Prairie View A&M and Texas Southern. We start with a follow-up to our 2016 town hall on the relationship between Houston's black community and local law enforcement.

Plus: Dr. Lori Teller from the Meyerland Animal Clinic answers your pet care questions. And we discuss the latest developments in Houston sports with MK Bower.

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