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Full Show: The U.S. Supreme Court’s Final Decisions, And Last Night’s Democratic Presidential Debate Overview (June 27, 2019)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: We examine the U.S. Supreme Court’s final opinions as they end their term, Houston Matters’ host Craig Cohen gives us an overview of last night’s Democratic presidential debate, and we look at efforts to reduce suicides in Harris County jails. We also speak with local American Ninja Warrior Daniel Gil, and the folks involved in the rock opera Speeding Motorcycle.


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On Thursday’s Houston Matters: The U.S. Supreme Court wrapped up its term today by releasing its final opinions, including one temporarily blocking a proposed citizenship question for the next U.S. Census, and another suggesting it's not up to the judiciary to rule on partisan gerrymandering.

Joining us to discuss the implications of these findings for Greater Houston we have two law professors, Rocky Rhodes from the South Texas College of Law Houston, and Seth Chander from the University of Houston Law Center.

And, last night, the first of two Democratic presidential candidate debates were held in Miami, moderated and broadcast by NBC News and its networks. Houston Matters’ host Craig Cohen gives us an overview of what impassioned the back-and-forth between the two Texas Democrats.

Also this hour: A joint investigation by The AP and the University of Maryland's Capital News Service found some alarming stats about suicides in U.S. jails, most of which were by someone displaying a mental illness. We examine efforts to reduce incidents resulting in suicides at Harris County jails.

Then, one of the more extreme sports shows on television is American Ninja warrior. Houston Matters’ producer Brenda Ruiz spoke with Daniel Gil, a local American Ninja Warrior about what inspired him to appear on five seasons of the TV show.

Plus, on Houston Public Media’s Unwrap Your Candies Now, Ernie Manouse talks with some of the folks involved in the rock opera Speeding Motorcycle, currently showing at Houston's Catastrophic Theatre.

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