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Full Show: Dealing With Social Media Backlash, and Texas After the Civil War (Aug. 13, 2018)

On Monday’s Houston Matters: We discuss how local arts organizations view sexual assault allegations. We examine how local businesses deal with social media landmines. We learn what life was like for freed slaves in Texas after the Civil War. Veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller answers your pet care questions. And Jeff Balke updates us on local sports.



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On Monday’s Houston Matters: The Day for Night festival has cut ties with founder Omar Afra after abuse allegations have surfaced against him. We discuss how arts and entertainment organizations in Houston view the rise of sexual assault allegations.

And, after the co-owner of Houston’s El Tiempo Cantina posted a photo with Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week, the restaurant faced an enormous amount of backlash on social media. We consider how businesses navigate such situations in a politically divisive environment.

Also this hour: One year ago, one person was killed and dozens injured when a white nationalist protester drove his car into a crowd of counter-protestors in Charlottesville, Va. The protests last year were sparked by the impending removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a public park. Such monuments were first built during past periods of civil rights tension. We talk about that history here in Texas during Reconstruction and under Jim Crow.

Then, veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller from the Meyerland Animal Clinic answers your dog and cat care questions. And we discuss the latest Houston sports news with Jeff Balke.

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