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Full Show: Texas Children In Poverty, And Lessons From American Presidents At War (Nov. 15, 2018)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: A new study says one in five Texas children lives in poverty. Historian Michael Beschloss discusses his book, Presidents of War. We answer your winter gardening questions. And performers tell us about their show, Midtown Live.


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On Thursday’s Houston Matters: A new report says one in five Texas children lives in poverty. We learn more about the findings from the Center for Public Policy Priorities. Plus, News 88.7's Florian Martin takes an in-depth look at renting versus owning a home in flood-prone Houston.

Also this hour: Historian Michael Beschloss examines the difficulties American presidents have faced when leading the nation into war. It’s the subject of his new book, Presidents of War, which he discusses with producer Joshua Zinn.

Plus, horticulturist Linda Gay joins us to answer all of your cold weather gardening questions. And we talk with performers from Midtown Live, a concert-style multimedia production that brings together Houston-based musical artists to tell real-life stories.

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