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Full Show: Mexican-American Studies, And Discovery Green Turns Ten (April 13, 2018)

On Friday’s Houston Matters: The state has approved a Mexican-American studies course. We preview the Art Car Parade. Discovery Green turns ten. We break down The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of this week’s news. And we go inside the satirical advice podcast My Brother, My Brother and Me.


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On Friday’s Houston Matters: The State Board of Education just approved a new high school course covering Mexican-American history. The vote comes after years of debate over the issue. We learn more from Raúl A. Ramos, associate professor of history at the University of Houston.

Also this hour: We get a preview of the annual Art Car Parade from emcees Ernie Manouse and Edel Howlin of Houston Public Media.

Then: It’s been 10 years since Discovery Green has opened. So far, it’s hosted more than 12 million visitors and has spurred more than a billion dollars in economic development. We learn from the Downtown District and officials from Discovery Green Conservancy about the park’s history and what can we expect to see in the future.

Plus: Our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week's news.

And Houston will host a live stage show of the satirical advice podcast My Brother, My Brother and Me this weekend. Ahead of the event, Joshua Zinn talks with the eldest brother, Justin McElroy, about how the show came to be, the live show experience, and the lessons he's learned doing the podcast.

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