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Full Show: Heart Transplant Program Losing Federal Funds, And Lessons From Hurricane Rita (Aug. 17, 2018)

On Friday’s Houston Matters: We learn how the loss of federal funding for the heart transplant program at Baylor St. Luke’s will affect patients. We examine the lessons learned from Hurricane Rita. Our non-experts discuss The Good, Bad, and Ugly of the week’s news. And we learn how a melting glacier in Iceland could affect Houston.


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On Friday’s Houston Matters: The heart transplant program at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center is facing another challenge. The program is losing federal funding today. This comes after it was suspended — and then restarted — following a joint report about a high number of complications. We get the latest from Mike Hixenbaugh from the Houston Chronicle.

Also this hour: We look back at the lessons learned from Hurricane Rita. It’s the latest installment of Houston Public Media's new podcast, Hurricane Season.

Then, from a much-maligned Houston megachurch being honored by the mayor for its Harvey relief efforts, to an art teacher being held out of the classroom for almost a year while a school district investigates complaints about her supposed pro-gay agenda, our panel of non-experts weighs in on The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news.

And we learn what a melting glacier in Iceland means for us here in Houston.

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