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Full Show: Future Transit Projects, And Adventure Playgrounds (Feb. 12, 2019)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: The debate over hiring more prosecutors, planning to meet our future mass transit needs, adventure playgrounds, and novelist Ann Weisgarber.


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On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Some Harris County commissioners explain their positions on District Attorney Kim Ogg’s budget request to hire 102 additional prosecutors.

Also this hour: A series of public meetings seeks the public’s input on future mass transit projects for Greater Houston. City Council Member Amanda Edwards discusses the work of a task force assigned to tackle such challenges.

Then, we learn about an “adventure playground” in Houston, which is a school playground that aims to give children freedom and direction over the way that they play. Joshua Zinn tours one.

And local writer Ann Weisgarber discusses her novel The Glovemaker, which tells the story of a Mormon woman who shelters a fellow Mormon on the run from the law and is inevitably forced into a moral dilemma when the law comes knocking.

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