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Wednesday’s Show: Dennis Bonnen’s Demise And The Week In Politics (Oct. 23, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: In our weekly political roundup, we discuss the news that Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen won’t seek reelection after a recent scandal. Plus a local organization celebrates the 80th birthday of Blue Note Records.

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Full Show: Debate Recap, Black Lives Matter Focuses On The Election, And Country Cover Songs (Sept. 13, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: A recap of the Presidential debate from TSU, Black Lives Matter focuses on the 2020 election, some area musicians sing covers of their favorite country classics, and we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the news.

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Full Show: Debate Countdown, Young People On Climate Change, And Medicare For All (Sept. 12, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Countdown to the Presidential debate at TSU, young people share their thoughts on climate change, the meaning of "Medicare for All," and a choral work based on Anne Frank's diary.

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Full Show: ‘Worst-First’ Approach To Flood Projects, The Week In Politics, And The Wit Of Molly Ivins (Aug. 28, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: A new approach to tackling flood bond projects, our weekly political roundup, the latest Galveston Bay Report Card, and a documentary about Texas columnist Molly Ivins.

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Full Show: TEA Completes HISD Investigation, Voices From El Paso, And The Santa Fe Resiliency Center (Aug. 8, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: What we know about the findings from TEA's investigation of HISD, stories from survivors of the El Paso mass shooting, inside a program to help victims of the Santa Fe school shooting, an examination of workplace accidents, and inside the world of competitive drum corps.

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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)

Posted on · 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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Full Show: Citgo’s Future, And Asylum Seekers Without Attorneys (July 31, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We discuss Citgo's future after a recent court ruling, we learn about the challenges faced by asylum seekers without an attorney, we break down the latest political news, we learn about historic buildings in Galveston in need of preservation, and the local duo Space Kiddettes performs some original songs.

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Full Show: Accountability For Environmental Incidents, And Hearing From All Sides (May 20, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Calls for accountability following chemical incidents, improving scientific literacy, hearing from all sides of an issue, and Houston sports.

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Full Show: Presidential Candidate Forum, And Galveston Home Renovators (April 25, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Democratic Presidential candidates descend on Houston, how movies portray Bonnie and Clyde, and Galveston home renovators.

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Full Show: Federal Employees Brace For The Unknown, And Dealing With Road Debris (Feb. 14, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: How federal employees are preparing for the unknown, the pros and cons of property tax reform, the business of modern fertility, dealing with road debris, and the sport of axe throwing.

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Full Show: Police Officer Shooting Update, And Uncovering Who Murdered A CIA Agent (Jan. 29, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We learn the latest on five police officers injured in a shooting Monday evening. We discuss the role of religion on college campuses. A Houston lawyer uncovers the truth about the murder of a CIA agent. And we meet some Actors From the London Stage.

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Full Show: Hidalgo’s First Commissioners Court, And Women In The Cockpit (Jan. 8, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We discuss Lina Hidalgo's priorities as Harris County Judge. A UH professor studies sea level rise in Antarctica. A pioneer in women's aviation tells her story. And we learn about a pivotal era in Houston's art scene.

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Full Show: New Bipartisan Justice Reform Legislation, And The Year In Houston Politics (Dec. 19, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We discuss the new bipartisan criminal justice reform bill called the First Step Act, we break down the latest political stories, and we continue our look back at 2018, the year in Houston politics. Also, we revisit The Virtually Wild Texas program: Educators use virtual field trips to Interest kids In real outdoor adventures.