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Full Show: Racism in Law Enforcement, And the Risks of Candidate Debates (Aug. 23, 2018)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Vice President visits NASA. A new survey says many Texans are still reeling from the aftermath of Harvey. Author Matthew Horace gives an account of the racism, crimes, and color lines that permeate America’s law enforcement. We examine the risks and rewards of candidates participating in public debates. And we talk with the director and cast of the Houston production Talk Radio.

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Vice President Mike Pence is visiting the Johnson Space Center today to discuss the administration’s space policy. News 88.7’s Andrew Schneider brings us an update.

And a new report says many Texans are still reeling from the aftermath of Harvey nearly a year after the storm. Elena Marks with the Episcopal Health Foundation walks us through the findings.

Also this hour: Author Matthew Horace gives an account of the racism, crimes, and color lines that permeate America’s law enforcement and lays out an urgent means for change in his new book The Black And Blue: A Cop Reveals Crimes Racism and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement.

Then, we discuss the potential risks and rewards of candidates participating in public debates.

And we talk with the director and cast of the Houston production Talk Radio.

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