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Full Show: Immigration Policy Under Trump, And Sean Astin On Mental Health (May 8, 2018)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: A new report examines how immigration policy and enforcement have changed under the Trump administration. Actor Sean Astin talks about improving our national dialogue on mental health. And a new choral performance in Los Angeles get its inspiration partially from Houston.


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On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: We examine a new report on how immigration policy and enforcement have changed during the Trump administration. The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) conducted a year-long study in 15 jurisdictions, including Houston.

Also this hour: Craig Cohen talks with actor Sean Astin about mental health and how the terminology we often use can harm those affected. The actor from films like Goonies, Rudy, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy — and more recently the Netflix series Stranger Things — was in Houston for an event raising awareness for mental health issues. His mother, actress Patty Duke, dealt with biopolar disorder.

And we learn about a new choral performance in Los Angeles, called dreams of the new world, that’s inspired in part by Houston.

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