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Full Show: Challenges Community Colleges Face, And Surviving Sexual Abuse (March 7, 2019)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Congressional Democrats want more information about a decision not to use a NASA jet to monitor air quality after Harvey. Then, we discuss the challenges community colleges face. Plus, online educator Sal Khan talks about his work. And a sexual abuse survivor shares his story.

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On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Congressional Democrats are requesting more information about a decision not to use a NASA jet to monitor air quality after Harvey. This probe comes just days after the Los Angeles Times reported that environmental regulators declined help from the space agency in the wake of the storm. Houston area Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher signed off on the letter and tells us what she wants to learn in the coming weeks.

Also this hour: San Jacinto College in Pasadena has been recognized as a finalist for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. We learn how the institute evaluates community colleges and what the future holds for them.

Plus Sal Khan, founder of the free online educational resource Khan Academy, explains how tutoring his cousin turned into a career in education.

And Dr. Gregory Williams tells us about his new book Shattered by the Darkness, which reveals the after effects of sexual abuse by his father and how he came to find some sense of peace.

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