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Full Show: Steel And Aluminum Tariffs, And Rice University President David Leebron (March 2, 2018)

On Friday’s Houston Matters: We learn how potential new tariffs on steel and aluminium imports could affect the Houston economy. Then, Rice University President David Leebron answers listener questions. Plus, our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week’s news. And we preview the Houston Jewish Film Festival.

On Friday’s Houston Matters: Rural sheriffs say safety and security are among their top concerns with the planned bullet train connecting Houston and Dallas. News 88.7’s Gail Delaughter brings us the latest on the project.

Then, hefty tariffs on U.S. imports of steel and aluminum are prompting a backlash from major trading partners. What could this mean for Greater Houston’s economy? Two guests join us join us to lay out the potential effects of these tariffs on the local economy: Ed Hirs is an economics lecturer at the University of Houston and Loren Steffy is columnist for EnergyVoice.com.

Also this hour: Rice University President David Leebron answers your questions about his institution. Then, our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week’s news. And we preview the 14th annual Houston Jewish Film Festival.

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