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Full Show: Texas A&M’s Role At Los Alamos, And NASA Goes To The Sun (Aug. 2, 2018)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Stafford schools look to ensure safety after funding was cut for security officers. We examine why Houston immigration judges are less likely to grant asylum. We learn what Texas A&M’s role might be as part of the new group managing Los Alamos National Laboratory. Then, we learn about NASA’s new mission to the sun. Author Reza Aslan discusses his book, God: A Human History. And we visit to Houston’s 311 call center.

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Stafford’s school board is holding a special meeting on safety measures tonight after the city council cut funding for resource officers last week. The school board president lays out his security priorities for the district. Then, News 88.7’s Elizabeth Trovall examines why Houston’s immigration judges are less likely to grant asylum.

Also this hour: In June it was announced that Texas A&M is among a group of institutions that will operate Los Alamos National Laboratory, the nation’s preeminent nuclear research facility, over the next five years under a new $2.5 billion contract. We learn why the move was made and what A&M might be doing.

Then, David Alexander of the Rice Space Institute tells Houston Matters about the new Parker Solar Probe, which will travel to the sun. Author Reza Aslan discusses his book, God: A Human History. And we visit Houston’s 311 call center.

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