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Full Show: METRO’s Autonomous Bus, And Diversity Of The Houston Dynamo (April 27, 2018)

On Friday’s Houston Matters: We learn about a new autonomous shuttle bus METRO is rolling out. We take a closer look at the international makeup of the Houston Dynamo. And our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.

On Friday’s Houston Matters: Later this year, students at Texas Southern University will have access to a free autonomous shuttle bus. METRO has approved up to $250,000 for the first stage of an automated vehicle pilot program. The vehicle will be limited to a mile-long path on campus, driving at 12-miles-per-hour. An operator will be on board the shuttle at all times. We learn more about the program from METRO’s Kimberly Williams.

Also this hour: the Houston Dynamo, like many teams in Major League Soccer, is comprised of players from all over the world. Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty recently went to Dynamo practice and spoke with several players with international connections to learn how such a diverse team learns to work together and how that diversity echoes the city the team calls home.

Also, our panel of non-experts parses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week’s news.

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