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Full Show: Santa Fe Starts A New School Year, And Firefighters’ Workers Comp Claims (Aug. 20, 2018)

On Monday’s Houston Matters: A Santa Fe student explores our nation’s gun culture. We learn why Texas firefighters with cancer are consistently denied workers comp. We talk with UTMB researchers who bio-engineered a set of human lungs. And Jeff Balke updates us on local sports.



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On Monday’s Houston Matters: As students return to Santa Fe High School for a new school year, one Santa Fe student explores America’s gun culture. News 88.7’s Laura Isensee brings us the story.

Also this hour: We examine why more than 90 percent of Texas firefighters with cancer-related workers comp claims have those claims denied, despite a Texas law designed to prevent that.

Then, researchers from UTMB in Galveston have reached a new milestone in their work, just four years after they successfully bioengineered human lungs in a lab.

And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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