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Full Show: Immigration Issues In Houston, And Author Jon Meacham On ‘The Soul of America’ (May 17, 2018)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: We discuss how the Brown v. Board of Education ruling is reflected in Houston schools today. Then, News 88.7’s Elizabeth Trovall updates us on immigration issues in the region. Plus, writer Jon Meacham talks about his latest book, The Soul of America. And writer Aja Gabel discusses setting her debut novel in the intense dynamic of a group of young chamber musicians.


On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Today marks 64 years since the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed racial segregation in public schools with the landmark ruling: Brown v. Board of Education. But are Houston schools still segregated today? Our experts consider how that ruling is reflected in our schools now.

Also this hour: We continue our 4th annual State of Houston series with a look at immigration issues in the region with News 88.7’s Elizabeth Trovall. Then, writer Jon Meacham talks about his latest book, The Soul of America. And writer and former Houstonian Aja Gabel talks about her debut novel, The Ensemble, which depicts the intense dynamic within a group of young chamber musicians.

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