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Full Show: Border City Mayors, And Political Roundup (Jan. 9, 2019)

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Following Pres. Trump’s address on border security, the mayors of McAllen and Laredo weigh in on the situation. Then, we break down the recent political news. Plus, we learn about notable shipwrecks off the Texas coast. And a series of play readings adds to the #MeToo conversation.

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: In his national, prime-time address last night, Pres. Trump said there is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. But is there? The mayors of McAllen and Laredo weigh in.

Also this hour: From the president’s address, to the start of the Texas Legislature, to Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo’s first session of commissioners court, to dueling MLK Day parades, our experts discuss the latest national, state, and local political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.

Then an archaeologist tells us about notable shipwrecks located off the Texas coast. And we learn about an upcoming series of play readings called Consenting Bodies that tackles #MeToo issues.

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