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Full Show: District Attorney Kim Ogg On Bail Reform, And Cultivating A Fan Base For Houston Sports (Sept. 3, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Why the DA opposes the recent bail reform lawsuit settlement, area sports team discuss how you cultivate a fan base here, the experience of foreign exchange students and their hosts, and music from The Regrettes.

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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: Bail Reform Settlement, Juvenile Diversion Program, And The Integration Of Texas Football (July 29, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: A tentative settlement is reached in the lawsuit over the county's bail system, a new program aims to keeps kids out of the court system, lawmakers want Texas to sue the federal government over costs of securing the border, we discuss issues raised in the Hulu movie Culture Shock, and we hear stories from the integration of Texas football.

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Full Show: Bail Reform Lawsuit, The History Of Blackface, And Musician John Oates (Feb. 15, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Bail bond companies sue the county. We explore the history of blackface. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And John Oates pays homage to his roots.

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Full Show: Bail Reform Lawsuit, And Parental Incarceration (Feb. 1, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We discuss a lawsuit over bail reform in Harris County. We learn how children are affected when their parents are incarcerated. A historian explains how migration to Houston before World War II changed notions of race here. And a witness to the 1947 Texas City disaster shares his story.

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Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez Still Assessing ‘Responsible’ Way to End 287(g)

Posted on · Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says he’s still assessing all the factors and possible fallout involved in potentially ending the county’s cooperation with the controversial 287(g) program. The program allows local law enforcement to transfer inmates with criminal records who are undocumented immigrants over to federal authorities. Gonzalez campaigned on ending the program, and critics […]