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Full Show: Expanding Market-Based Parking, Echo Chambers, And Preserving Blues Artifacts (July 18, 2019)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: What the expansion of “market-based” parking means, echo chambers in our lives and city, an astronaut talks with a hopeful future space explorer, and the Houston Blues Museum’s collection of artifacts gets a new home.

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: You may, in the future, find fewer places to park in EaDo, Midtown, and the Near Northside. Houston City Council Wednesday voted to expand “market-based parking” into some portions of those neighborhoods. That means new developments in the expanded area would be free to decide how much parking their customers need, rather than following specific guidelines from the city. We discuss why the Council made the move and its implications for future transportation and development in Houston.

Also this hour: We explore the concept of echo chambers — the idea that people tend to gravitate towards opinions and beliefs that they agree with.

Plus, we meet two generations of African Americans in space— in the latest installment of Houston Public Media’s series Moonwalk.

And artifacts from Houston’s vibrant blues history have a new home. We learn about the archives of the Houston Blues Museum.

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