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Full Show: Houston’s Future Transportation Needs, And The Effect Of Freestanding ERs (May 24, 2019)

On Friday’s Houston Matters: Planning for the region’s future transportation needs, the effect of free-standing ERs on health care, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news, and the growing hobby of homebrewing.

On Friday’s Houston Matters: The Houston-Galveston Area Council is considering the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan, which identifies the region’s transportation needs, goals, and policies over the next 25 years, when the region is projected to have some 11 million residents. News 88.7 transportation reporter Gail Delaughter brings us details on their progress.

Also this hour: In 2009, a new law allowed freestanding emergency centers to be established across the state to ease congestion and wait times in hospital-based emergency rooms. Now, a decade later, we examine the effect of that measure.

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

And we visit a local homebrewing supply store to learn more about the hobby of making your own beer.

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