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Full Show: Mayor’s Gun Violence Commission, Jeff Skilling Released, And The Doctor Shortage In Texas (Feb. 21, 2019)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: The mayor’s commission on gun violence unveils its legislative priorities. Jeff Skilling is released from a halfway house. We discuss efforts to address the doctor shortage in Texas. Writer Valeria Luiselli talks about her latest novel. And we learn about a performance art festival.


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On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Mayor Sylvester Turner’s commission on gun violence unveiled its legislative priorities today. We find out what the commission proposes.

And the Federal Bureau of Prisons has confirmed former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling was released from a halfway house Wednesday. We look back at his role in the collapse of the Houston energy giant.

Also this hour: We explore efforts to address a growing doctor shortage. Then, writer Valeria Luiselli talks about her latest novel, Lost Children Archive, which addresses the issue of unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.

And we learn about Experimental Action, the only festival in Texas dedicated to performance art.

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