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Full Show: Ranking Texas Health Care, And Our Weekly Political Roundup (June 12, 2019)

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: A new report ranks health care in Texas near the bottom, we discuss the latest political news, we meet the city’s new poet laureate, we reflect on the contributions of The Geto Boys, and we remember JFK’s iconic moon speech at Rice University.

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: New rankings from The Commonwealth Fund put Texas at the bottom of the list for health care access and affordability. We take a look at health care in Texas — where it’s improving and where it hasn’t.

Also this hour: In our weekly political roundup, local experts discuss new bills becoming law after the Texas Legislature, Harris County considering joint primary voting by the 2020 election, Jon Stewart’s testimony about the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund, and other stories.

Then, Houston’s new poet laureate Leslie Contreras Schwartz discusses her work and how she hopes to use the post – and poetry – to support mental health causes.

Plus, this week, the iconic Houston rap group the Geto Boys lost one of its members. Richard Stephen Shaw — better known as Bushwick Bill — passed away. We reflect on the group’s contribution to the rap scene.

And a BBC podcast comes to Houston to reflect on JFK’s iconic moon speech at Rice University in 1962.

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