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Full Show: Benzene Levels Around Deer Park, And Combatting Antibiotic Resistance (March 21, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: The latest on benzene levels detected around Deer Park, new ways to combat antibiotic resistance, the effect of immigration policy on the construction workforce, and writer Kathi Appelt.

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Full Show: Troops Arrive At The Texas Border, And Improving Teacher Diversity (Nov. 12, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's show: The first U.S. troops have arrived at the Texas border. Plus, we learn about sulfur dioxide emissions from Texas coal plants. Then, we discuss efforts to improve the diversity of teachers around the state. And Jeff Balke updates us on sports.

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Full Show: Election Day Primer, And ExxonMobil Settlement (Nov. 7, 2017)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters, we preview the items you'll see on your ballot today. We discuss the recent ExxonMobil settlement over air pollution allegations. And we learn about an opera being staged in an airplane hangar at Hobby Airport.

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How Air Quality in Houston is Getting Better — and Worse

Posted on · Is it getting harder to breathe around here? According to Environment Texas, the number of days Houston experienced unhealthy levels of ozone increased from 101 in 2015 to 106 last year. But that momentary snapshot may miss the bigger picture: the air quality in Houston is much improved from what it was years ago. We […]