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Full Show: Election Security, And Gender Roles In Shakespeare (July 27, 2018)

On Friday’s Houston Matters: We address concerns over security in the upcoming November election. Our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week’s news. And we examine a new approach to gender roles at the Houston Shakespeare Festival.

On Friday’s Houston Matters: Fort Bend ISD’s disciplinary practices have been under investigation for six years. The U.S. Department of Education was looking into concerns of discrimination against African-American students. Now, the DOE has reached a conclusion. We learn about the findings.

Plus, as Energy Secretary Rick Perry visits Houston’s energy corridor, we explore how the oil and gas industry at large is faring nearly a year after Harvey.

Also this hour: We get an update on election security in light of last year’s hack of a voter registration database in Dallas.

From a three-day exercise simulating a cyberattack on Houston, to some clickbait websites snubbing Houston, our panel of “non-experts” discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week’s news.

And, a woman is playing Hamlet for the first time in the 44-year history of the Houston Shakespeare Festival. We discuss gender roles in this year’s productions of Hamlet and Comedy of Errors.

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