Houston Matters

Full Show: Court-Imposed Deadline Reunites Migrant Children With Their Families, And Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh (July 10, 2018)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: We learn that dozens of migrant children under 5 will be reunited with their families today, Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court. If confirmed, what would his appointment to the High Court mean for Texas. We learn repeatedly-flooded homes are costing taxpayers $1 Billion, we talk with Native Americans from Houston who says they’re an invisible minority, and Sports Illustrated writer Ben Reiter’s, new book “Astroball: The New Way to Win It All.”

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: We discuss why federal officials only reunited half of the children the government is supposed to reunite with their parents by today’s (July 10) deadline.

And, President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh, a former White House Staff Secretary who also clerked for Justice Kennedy, already has a reputation in Texas. If confirmed, what would his appointment to the High Court mean for Texas?

Then, a new report from the Houston Chronicle says thousands of homes that have been flooded are rebuilt, then flood again, and it’s costing taxpayers more than $1 billion in repeat losses. We learn from a Houston Chronicle investigation the reason the National Flood Insurance Program could lose funding.

Also this hour: We discuss the struggles today’s Native Americans are facing that we have maybe overlooked as a society. We talk with local activist Chance Landry and former long-time Houstonian Lawrence Sampson about their experiences.

Plus: Sports Illustrated writer Ben Reiter’s new book “Astroball: The New Way to Win It All.” In 2014 he predicted the Houston Astros would win the World Series in 2017. He talks with producer Michael Hagerty about his book and how he reacted when his prediction was realized.

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