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Full Show: Relief For Furloughed Federal Employees, And Latino Muslims (Jan. 22, 2019)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Relief for furloughed federal employees, helping seniors prepare for retirement, winter gardening advice, and Latino converts to Islam.

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: The City of Houston is partnering with several local nonprofits, including the Houston Relief Hub, to provide aid for the many federal workers in Greater Houston who have been out of work for than a month because of the partial government shutdown. We find out what assistance is available and how people can get it.

Also this hour: According to a study from LendingTree, seniors in Texas carry more debt into retirement than seniors in other states. We learn more about the study, and then we revisit our 2016 conversation about saving for retirement and when to start retirement planning.

Then, horticulturist Linda Gay answers your winter garden care questions.

And the largest number of Muslim converts are coming from the Latino community. A new documentary series on Vice.com called called Minority Reports recently visited Houston to learn why.

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