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Full Show: Houston Partnering With Microsoft, And Outsider Art (May 4, 2018)

On Friday’s Houston Matters: We learn about a new partnership between Microsoft and the City of Houston. Then, the Houston Chronicle’s executive editor talks about the general state of the newspaper industry. Our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, Bad, & Ugly of the week’s news. And a new book examines outsider art in Texas.

On Friday’s Houston Matters: Houston missed out on hosting Amazon’s new headquarters, so Mayor Sylvester Turner wants to create something similar from the ground up. The mayor today announced a new partnership with Microsoft aimed at achieving just that. News 88.7’s Florian Martin will tell us more.

Also this hour: The staff of the Houston Chronicle was recently selected as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting during Harvey. The Chronicle’s executive editor joins us to discuss the general state of the newspaper industry.

Plus, our panel of non-experts weighs in on the stories from this week’s news and decides if they’re good, bad, or ugly. And a new book examines outsider art in Texas.

WATCH: Today’s Houston Matters 360-Degree Facebook Live Video.

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