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Full Show: Federal Employees Brace For The Unknown, And Dealing With Road Debris (Feb. 14, 2019)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: How federal employees are preparing for the unknown, the pros and cons of property tax reform, the business of modern fertility, dealing with road debris, and the sport of axe throwing.

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Federal employees in Houston are closely watching developments on Capitol Hill. Congress is expected to vote on a spending bill to avert another government shutdown before Friday’s looming deadline. We check back in with a NASA employee we spoke to a month ago to learn how he’s planning for the unknown.

Plus, The pros and cons of property tax reform. News 88.7’s Andrew Schneider reports local officials are split over Senate Bill 2.

Also this hour: Advances in reproductive technology are creating opportunities for people who wouldn’t be able to be parents otherwise. But this modern pursuit of parenthood isn’t without its risks. We explore the for-profit fertility business and the ethically complicated pitfalls.

Then, we talk about efforts to clean up debris on Houston roads and welcome you to share examples of the objects you’ve seen littering the highway.

And we learn about the sport of axe throwing.

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