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Full Show: Air Conditioning In Texas Prisons, And What The Legislature Accomplished For Children (Aug. 12, 2019)

On Monday’s Houston Matters: The latest in a lawsuit over heat in Texas prisons, how newly passed laws might affect Texas kids, veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller answers listener questions, and an update on Houston sports.

On Monday’s Houston Matters: There’s a heat advisory in effect today in the Houston area as temperatures are expected to once again hover close to 100 degrees. But what good is a heat advisory if you’re forced to remain in a building without working air conditioning? That’s what had apparently been happening recently at a Beaumont prison until a federal judge intervened. We discuss this latest development in what has been a five-year battle over the conditions in which inmates are held.

Also this hour: We explore new laws affecting children across the state with the help of the organization Children at Risk.

Plus, local veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller answers listener questions. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

 

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