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Full Show: School Grades, And Lessons From Tropical Storm Allison (Aug. 15, 2018)

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: HISD schools get their report cards from the TEA — and so does the health of Galveston Bay. Then, our experts discuss the latest political stories. Plus, we look back at how Tropical Storm Allison affected our region. And author Kevin Kwan discusses his book Crazy Rich Asians, now a major motion picture.



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On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: The verdict is in for four of Houston ISD's struggling schools, and they've all met the state's standards. That means the district avoids the risk of some big state sanctions. We have the latest on the state's findings and what they mean for HISD.

Then we examine another grade for our region — this time the health of Galveston Bay — as we delve into the Galveston Bay Foundation's first report card since Harvey.

Also this hour: From Pres. Trump’s ongoing feud with former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, to results from the latest primaries in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Connecticut and Vermont, our experts discuss the latest national, state, and local political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.

Then, we look back at how Tropical Storm Allison in 2001 affected Greater Houston in the fifth installment of Houston Public Media's new podcast Hurricane Season.

And the movie Crazy Rich Asians is out in theaters today. The film is based on the bestselling book by author Kevin Kwan, who grew up in Clear Lake. He tells us what inspired him to write about the lives of China’s uber rich.

WATCH: Today's Houston Matters 360-Degree Facebook Live Video.

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