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Full Show: Phillip Aronoff Candidate Interview, And Developing The First Artificial Heart (Aug. 7, 2018)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: We learn what’s at state at a key DACA hearing tomorrow. Then, we begin our series of interviews with candidates running in the November election. Plus, we learn how the first fully functioning artificial heart was developed. And we take a behind-the-scenes look at Houston’s 311 call center.

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Houston’s hosting the state’s latest battle against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program tomorrow. The federal court hearing will weigh the Lone Star State’s request to end the program. We consider what’s at stake for DACA recipients.

We begin our series of interviews with candidates running in the November election with a conversation with Republican Phillip Aronoff, who’s running to represent Congressional District 29.

Also this hour: We learn how the first fully functioning artificial heart was developed. Texas Monthly writer Mimi Swartz chronicles it in her new book Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart.

And we take a behind-the-scenes look at Houston’s 311 call center.

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