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Full Show: Violence In Schools, Confederate Symbols, And NPR’s Carrie Johnson (Jan. 25, 2019)

On Friday’s Houston Matters: Federal workers protest the shutdown. A new study examines violence in HISD schools. We discuss the messages Confederate icons convey to the public. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news. And NPR’s Carrie Johnson talks about covering the Justice Department.

On Friday’s Houston Matters: Furloughed federal workers are rallying outside the Houston offices of Sen. Ted Cruz to protest the partial government shutdown.

And a new study examines the number of HISD students who have been assaulted violently enough to require medical attention.

Also this hour: Annette Gordon-Reed of Harvard Law School discusses the messages — both explicit and hidden — that Confederate icons convey to the public. She addresses that subject in an upcoming lecture at the UH Law Center.

From Texas seniors being saddled with debt, to the long-term closure of the 59/288 ramp off northbound I-45, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.

And NPR’s Carrie Johnson talks about the challenges of covering the Justice Department. She speaks this weekend at a Houston event.

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