On Thursday’s Houston Matters: While the number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border is still below historic highs, apprehension numbers in recent weeks have been climbing, pushing the immigration system to what Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan calls "the breaking point." NPR Reporter John Burnett, updates us on the latest and what it all means for Texas.
Then, Vice President Mike Pence has directed NASA to put humans on the moon again within the next five years, four years ahead of the space agency's previous plans. We learn if NASA is up to the challenge.
Also this hour: We examine how universities are trying to overcome the fallout of the college admissions cheating scandal. We learn how college admissions are supposed to work and the challenges students face who try to get in the right way.
Plus, we discuss the feminist message of the new superhero film Captain Marvel. And we check out the new Astros Hall of Fame at Minute Maid Park.
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