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Full Show: Affordable Care Act Case In Texas, And Rerouting I-45 (July 8, 2019)

On Monday’s Houston Matters: We learn what a Texas court case could mean for the Affordable Care Act, we discuss plans to re-rout I-45 through downtown, we meet the first woman to serve in NASA’s Mission Control, and Jeff Balke updates us on sports.

On Monday’s Houston Matters: Last year, a federal judge in Texas declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. State Republican leaders promised a plan to replace it. But, so far, there’s no such plan should an appeals court uphold that ruling this week. We learn about the case and potential implications.

Also this hour: We get an update on the $7 billion plan to remake I-45 from downtown to the north end of the Sam Houston Tollway. A recent report suggested the money could be better served by investing in public transit. News 88.7 transportation reporter Gail Delaughter brings us the latest.

Then: We meet Poppy Northcutt, the first woman to serve in NASA’s Mission Control. She talks about her experience working on the Apollo missions.

And Jeff Balke updates us on sports.

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