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Full Show: Impaired Drivers, and Reimagining Houston Streets (Sept. 19, 2018)

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: We take a closer look at traffic fatalities caused by impaired drivers. Our experts break down the latest political stories. We discuss ways to make Houston friendlier to pedestrians and cyclists. And we learn about “Green Books” — segregation-era travel guides for African Americans.

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: There’s an epidemic of traffic fatalities in Houston caused by impaired drivers, and it’s going unchecked. That’s the Houston Chronicle’s latest analysis on traffic deaths. We learn more.

Also this hour: Local experts break down the latest political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.

Houston is a city designed for automobiles, and our massive urban sprawl is not very pedestrian or bicyclist friendly. But is there a way to change that?

And some Houston researchers are documenting the history of “Green Books” — travel guides from the Jim Crow era that listed businesses, hotels, and restaurants that would serve black travelers.

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