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Yo-Yo Ma At The Border, And A Sesame Street Snub: The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of The News

The Houston Matters panel of non-experts weighs in on stories from the week’s news and decides if they’re good, bad, or ugly.


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A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly.

When faced with intriguing developments in the week's news, we turn to a rotating panel of "non-experts" to break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of it all.

This week, our panel weighs in on these stories:

Our panel of non-experts this week includes:

  • David Branham, professor of political science at the University of Houston-Downtown
  • Fred Goodall, marketer, writer, and publisher of
  • Vivian Ho, health economist at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine