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Full Show: Preventing Youth Violence, And NPR’s Joshua Johnson (April 8, 2019)

On Monday’s Houston Matters: A plan to curb youth violence, bike-sharing expands, Joshua Johnson of NPR’s 1A, the effect of fracking on ranchers, and Houston sports.


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On Monday’s Houston Matters: The Houston Health Department has released its strategic plan to prevent youth violence. We discuss the department's plan and why it should be the purview of public health versus law enforcement. Then, News 88.7's Gail Delaughter details the expansion of bike sharing around the city.

Also this hour: Latino voters – both in Texas and across the nation – will be critical to whomever wins the White House in 2020. Joshua Johnson, the host of NPR's 1A, joins us to explore what drives Houston’s Latinos to the polls. That’s among the topics he and his team are reporting on while in Houston this week.

Then, a third-generation Texas rancher talks about his book, A Rock Between Two Rivers, which explores fracking’s effect on the landscape.

And Jeff Balke updates us on local sports.

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