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Full Show: HISD Budget Concerns, And Jail Reform Efforts (Aug. 27, 2018)

On Monday’s Houston Matters: As HISD students return to class, the interim superintendent discusses the district’s budget challenges. Then, we learn how Houston’s reservoirs are still at risk of failing. Also, a new podcast examines jail reform in Harris County. And we get an update on local sports.



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On Monday’s Houston Matters: As HISD students return to class today, the district’s Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan says budget concerns remain the biggest challenge for the new school year. We hear her thoughts.

Plus, over the weekend, Harris County voters approved the biggest bond package in the county’s history. In light of that, we learn how, during Harvey, Houston's reservoirs survived their biggest test, but they're still at risk of failing. And Texas officials remember the late Sen. John McCain.

Also this hour: For our show, we frequently bring you interviews with experts on various topics. But how does one become an expert? We learn how so-called experts develop specific skillsets and how to avoid certain pitfalls along the way.

Then, a new podcast called 70 Million examines various efforts to reform the criminal justice system around the country. We find out what it has to say about Harris County.

And we discuss developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke.

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

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