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Full Show: Why GOP Congressmen Are Leaving Office, The State Of KIPP Charter Schools, And Making Latte Art (Aug. 2, 2019)

On Friday’s Houston Matters: Several GOP Congressman wont seek re-election — what does it mean for Texas? Plus, a conversation with the head of KIPP charter schools. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news. And making latte art.


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On Friday’s Houston Matters: Rep. Will Hurd of Helotes is the third GOP Congressman in the last week to announce he's not running for re-election. We discuss what’s behind the trend and what it might mean for Texas.

Also this hour: Laura Isensee talks with Richard Barth, CEO of KIPP Foundation, about the state of charter schools 25 years after the organization began running them in Greater Houston.

Then, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news.

And Houston is a hotbed for competitive latte art — baristas who create images in the foam of your fancy coffee. We learn more about how latte art is made and how Houston dominates many competitions.

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