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Full Show: A New School Year At Wheatley High, Facilities For Migrant Teens, And Comedian Ali Siddiq On Prison Life (Aug. 26, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Parents and students at Wheatley High discuss the upcoming academic year at the troubled school. We meet a former unaccompanied migrant who's now a psychologist in a facility for migrant teens. And comedian Ali Siddiq discusses life in prison.

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Full Show: What The “Inverted Yield Curve” Means For Houston’s Economy, The Good, Bad And Ugly Of The News, And The Theater District Open House Preview (Aug. 16, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We discuss why economists are fearing an “inverted yield curve” and what it means for Houston, as well as ways media organizations can spur meaningful online discussions. We also look at The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news, and chat with Kathryn McNiel, CEO of Theater District Houston, about how the district is doing two years after Harvey.

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Full Show: Santa Fe Shooting Trial, Memories From The Pacific Theater, And An Orchestra Of Doctors (Aug. 13, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: METRO votes on some key transit measures, the latest in the trial of the accused shooter in Santa Fe, how a business in Greater Houston helped save a life in Scotland, a local veteran shares memories of World War II, and performers from the World Doctors Orchestra.

Unwrap Your Candies Now

UYCN Welcomes The Newest “Debbie” From The Doyle And Debbie Show, And ROCO Releases A New CD

Posted on · Actress Chelsea Ryan McCurdy shares tales from her newest show at STAGES Repertory Theatre with Ernie, and Catherine Lu learns about the CD that Hurricane Harvey couldn't stop.

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Full Show: Father And Daughter Memorial At The Border, And HISD Budget Approved 5-1 (June 28, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Immigration reporter Elizabeth Trovall tells us about a memorial at the border for a father and daughter, and we discuss the HISD board approving its budget. There's also our weekly installment of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, and 'Unwrap Your Candies Now,' co-host Catherine Lu talks with members of the Apollo Chamber Players.

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Full Show: Police Seek Katy Man In Connection With David Ortiz Shooting, And EPA And Local Partners Discuss Lead Dust (June 21, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Katy man sought in connection with the shooting of former baseball star David Ortiz, Federal Action Plan to reduce childhood lead exposure, how tensions between the U.S. and Iran impact Houston, and our latest installment of The Good, Bad, And Ugly. Plus, Houston Public Media's Catherine Lu chats with Mollie Haven Miller of Dance Source Houston.

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Full Show: Teacher Pay Raise Proposal, And How College Has Changed (Jan. 16, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We learn about a proposal to fund teacher pay raises. We break down the latest political stories. We explore how the experience of college has changed over the years. And a project puts artwork on billboards.

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Full Show: City’s First Certified Autism Center, And The History Of Baseball In Houston (July 12, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Our state’s comptroller says lawmakers will have an extra 2-point-7 billion dollars for the next legislative session in January, we learn about the first Certified Autism Center in Houston, the history of baseball in the Bayou City, and local Poet Laureate Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton and the first-of-its-kind summit called The Colony.

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Full Show: How Politicians Use Scripture, And Houston’s Best Hot Dogs (July 3, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We learn about a court ruling affecting certain asylum seekers. We examine how politicians use scripture to their benefit. Food writers discuss their favorite hot dog and hamburger joints. And we preview the Houston Symphony's annual Star-Spangled Salute concerts.

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Full Show: Lost Restaurants, And Houston Ballet Gets A New Floor (Oct. 24, 2017)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We discuss the economic impact of the World Series coming to Houston. We recall the important local restaurants of yore that have since disappeared. And we learn about the Houston Ballet getting a new floor, which will enable performances to continue after Harvey.

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Full Show: Extended Days At Some HISD Schools, And Previewing ‘The Vietnam War’ (Sept. 15, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday’s edition of Houston Matters: Students at a dozen HISD campuses will have longer school days to make up for lost time after Harvey. We examine the process of cleaning up storm debris in one neighborhood. And Ken Burns and Lynn Novick preview their new documentary series The Vietnam War.