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What Texas has gotten in return for security initiatives at the border (April 22, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: In recent years, Texas has launched numerous costly initiatives aimed at securing the U.S.-Mexico border. But what has Texas gotten in return for those measures? Plus, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week and learn about the new BIPOC Book Festival.

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Another setback for the San Jacinto Waste Pits (April 15, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: We learn about the latest delay in efforts to clean up a hazardous waste site. Plus, Houston will likely face stricter pollution standards to reduce smog. And we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

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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: Border City Mayors, And Political Roundup (Jan. 9, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Following Pres. Trump's address on border security, the mayors of McAllen and Laredo weigh in on the situation. Then, we break down the recent political news. Plus, we learn about notable shipwrecks off the Texas coast. And a series of play readings adds to the #MeToo conversation.

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Full Show: Border Security, And Vocalist Kristen Hertzenberg (Jan. 3, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We consider the reality of a border wall as the government shutdown continues over border security. Plus, we talk about sleep and sleep disorders, and vocalist Kristen Hertzenberg talks about growing up in Houston and previews an upcoming performance.