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Full Show: Lessons From Small-Town Politics, And Comedian Lewis Black (April 24, 2018)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: HISD’s board meets tonight to discuss a plan to fix ten failing schools. And a Texas redistricting case goes before the US Supreme Court. Then, a former politician shares the lessons he learned working in small-town government. And comedian Lewis Black reminds us why he once called Houston “the end of the universe.”


On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Houston ISD's administration is recommending a charter school group lead the efforts to turn around ten of the district’s failing schools. News 88.7’s Laura Isensee previews tonight’s board meeting on the matter. And a case regarding how Texas voting districts are drawn goes before the U.S. Supreme Court today. Robert Barnes, who covers the Court for The Washington Post, explains the case and what’s at stake.

Also this hour: Rice University's Bill Fulton talks about the lessons he learned during his years serving on the city council in Ventura, Calif., and later as that city's mayor.

And comedian Lewis Black revisits why he once called a certain spot in Houston “the end of the universe” and discusses his use of anger on stage and his early days as a playwright in Houston.

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