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Full Show: Early Voting Turnout, and Mystery Science Theater’s Joel Hodgson (Nov. 2, 2018)

On Friday’s Houston Matters: Early voting ends today and has already surpassed all of 2014 in Harris County. Then, we discuss how nurses are perceived in culture. Plus, our non-experts break down the week’s news. And Joel Hodgson of Mystery Science Theater 3000 discusses the art of mocking bad movies.


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On Friday’s Houston Matters: Polls are open until 7 p.m. on this the last day of early voting in Texas. And early voting totals have already surpassed total turnout for the entire 2014 midterm election and are approaching levels typically seen in a Presidential election year in Harris County. We discuss what these figures tell us and which candidates might benefit from this.

Also this hour: We talk to doctors on our show fairly frequently and yet doctors are not the only people who are hard at work in a medical setting — there are also nurses working around the clock on patient care. And still, a recent study noted nurses are used in only 2 percent of health news stories. So, are nurses being underestimated or even ignored? How do they feel about the work they do? We talk it over with several Greater Houston nursing professionals.

Then, our panel of "non-experts" break down The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of the week’s news.

And Mystery Science Theater 3000 creator Joel Hodgson talks about the art of mocking bad movies as the show celebrates its 30th anniversary with a live Houston show this weekend.

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