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Full Show: Plastic Bag Bans, And The Effect Of Gas Prices On Houston’s Economy (Jan. 11, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We consider our city’s history of trying to ban plastic bags and why those efforts have failed. Then, we learn how fluctuating gas prices affect Houston's economy. Plus, we discuss whether Houston is any closer to living up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream than we were a generation ago. And we preview the Battle of the Bands marching competition.

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Rules of the Road: Surviving Holiday Traffic in Houston

Posted on · Tailgating, speeding, changing lanes without signaling — do you see these offenses increase around the holidays? More than 7 million Texans are going to hit the road for holiday travel this year, according to AAA Texas. And while Houstonians are no strangers to traffic, no matter when you hit the road it's still a good […]

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Planned Parenthood Cut from Medicaid, and The Good, Bad and Ugly of 2016: Wednesday’s Show (December 21, 2016)

Posted on · The Texas Health and Human Services Commission delivered a final legal notice to defund Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid program. In a provision under the state and federal law pertaining to Medicaid providers, the Office of the Inspector General wrote that the group is “not qualified to provide medical services in a professionally competent, safe, […]