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Full Show: Heart Transplant Program Losing Federal Funds, And Lessons From Hurricane Rita (Aug. 17, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn how the loss of federal funding for the heart transplant program at Baylor St. Luke's will affect patients. We examine the lessons learned from Hurricane Rita. Our non-experts discuss The Good, Bad, and Ugly of the week’s news. And we learn how a melting glacier in Iceland could affect Houston.

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Full Show: School Grades, And Lessons From Tropical Storm Allison (Aug. 15, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: HISD schools get their report cards from the TEA -- and so does the health of Galveston Bay. Then, our experts discuss the latest political stories. Plus, we look back at how Tropical Storm Allison affected our region. And author Kevin Kwan discusses his book Crazy Rich Asians, now a major motion picture.

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Full Show: Accidental Deaths In Texas, And Author Jon Meacham (Aug. 14, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Six years after he went missing in Syria, we revisit efforts to find Houston journalist Austin Tice. Then, we learn more about what flood control projects would be included in the bond measure that goes before voters Aug. 25. Plus, the head of the National Safety Council discusses the prevalence of accidental deaths in Texas. And writer Jon Meacham talks about his biography George H.W. Bush.

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Full Show: Lessons From Hurricane Alicia, And Celebrating Anett Cobb (Aug. 10, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke in Houston this morning about the government's efforts to combat violent crime, we talk with Brandon Rottinghaus for an analysis, we reflect on lessons learned from Hurricane Alicia in 1983. Then, our “non-experts” discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the news. And local musicians celebrate the 100th birthday of Houston jazz legend Arnett Cobb.

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Full Show: The Great Houston Flood of 1935, And Studying Hawaii’s Volcano (Aug. 3, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: NASA announces its first crews who will fly on commercial spacecraft. Then, we look back at the Great Houston Flood of 1935. We discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. A Rice professor tells us what she's learned from studying the erupting Kilauea volcano. And a local festival highlights women in jazz.

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Full Show: Rep. Gene Green, And Conversations We’re Thankful For (Nov. 21, 2017)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Rep. Gene Green talks about his decision to retire. We preview the Dynamo's playoff series against Seattle. And we revisit conversations from the past year that we're thankful for -- everything from a story about Scrabble clubs to a visit to the Moody Gardens aquarium.

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Political Roundup: Election Results, And Politicizing The Texas Church Shooting

Posted on · From Election Day results, to the Sutherland Springs mass shooting, to Pres. Trump's visit to Asia, Houston Matters discusses the week's national, state, and local political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.

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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.