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Full Show: More Extreme Heat In Texas’ Future, And The Legacy Of Apollo 11 (July 16, 2019)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Scientists predict more extreme heat in Texas’ future, the legacy of Apollo 11, outgoing higher ed commissioner Raymund Paredes, and synth-pop pioneer Howard Jones.


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On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: A new report from the advocacy group Union of Concerned Scientists says that, without significant carbon emissions reductions globally, by the middle of the century Texas will see more than three times as many days a year where the "feels like" temperature will top 100 degrees. We learn more about the findings.

And, 50 years ago today, Apollo 11 launched the first humans on their voyage to the moon. We consider the legacy of the Apollo space program on generations of Houston scientists.

Also this hour: Raymund Paredes, the state’s outgoing commissioner of higher education, talks about the state of higher ed in Texas and his plans for the future.

Then, we hear from Raul Munguia, the new police chief for the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, which is situated directly on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Plus, Poppy Northcutt, the first female engineer in Mission Control, talks with her modern-day counterpart, Emily Nelson, one of many women at NASA these days.

And musician Howard Jones, the pioneer of synth-pop, talks about his career.

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