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Full Show: The Future Of Offshore Drilling, And Actor Sean Penn (April 10, 2018)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: We learn about college enrollment by HISD grads, we find out where the offshore drilling industry is headed, actor Sean Penn talks about his new novel, and we learn about the annual CounterCurrent festival.



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On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: A new report reveals the impact of college enrollment for Texas' largest school district — a decade later. Rice University just released findings about HISD students who enrolled in college between 2006 and 2008. Researchers say they found large disparities, especially for the district's Hispanic students. Rice researcher Brian Holzman explains.

Also this hour: The Trump administration is pushing to expand drilling in federal waters. But, according to a new analysis from Reuters, there may not be high demand in future offshore auctions. We learn more about where the offshore industry is headed.

Then, actor Sean Penn has written a new novel, called Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. He spoke with Houston Public Public Media’s Ernie Manouse at a recent Brazos Bookstore event. We hear an excerpt from their conversation. And we learn more about the annual CounterCurrent festival, a multi-day event featuring lectures, live performances, and audio/video installations with themes driven by women and artists of color sharing their perspectives.

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