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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Supreme Court Upholds DACA, And The Intersection Of Food And Politics (June 18, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The U.S. Supreme Court upholds DACA. Plus, with Quaker Oats retiring the Aunt Jemima brand, we discuss the intersection of politics and food. Plus we get an update on recent stories in the immigration and education beats.

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Full Show: Vote Delayed On Sewage Plan, Political Roundup, And Women’s Football In The ’70s (July 17, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: A vote is delayed on a plan to address sewage spills, the legacy of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, our weekly political roundup, two generations of NASA flight directors from the same family, and remembering the Houston Herricanes women's football team.

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Full Show: Troops At The Border, And Repealing A Constitutional Amendment (April 9, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn about Texas National Guard troops being deployed to the border. Then, we discuss the process of repealing a constitutional amendment. Plus, veterinarian Lori Teller answers your pet care questions. And we get an update on Houston sports.

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Revisiting Debate Over Texas Voter ID Law

Posted on · Judges for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit heard oral arguments last week (May 24, 2016) over a challenge to the state’s voter ID law. Plaintiffs allege the requirement violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act by making it more difficult — specifically for African Americans and Latinos — to cast a […]

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Voter ID, Construction Trends, and Distracted Driving: Thursday’s show (June 2, 2016)

Posted on · Judges for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit heard oral arguments last week (May 24, 2016) over a challenge to the state’s voter ID law. Plaintiffs allege the requirement violates section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, by making it more difficult — specifically for African Americans and Latinos — to cast […]

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How Calls for Profiling After Terrorist Attacks Impact Houston’s Muslims

Posted on · Following last Tuesday’s (March 22, 2016) attacks in Brussels, GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz of Texas called for “empower[ing] law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized.” It’s the latest such comment from the two leading Republican presidential candidates suggesting Muslims should be in some way singled out for scrutiny even […]

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How the Fifth Circuit Became the Nation’s Most Right-Leaning Appellate Court

Posted on · Until a new justice is named and confirmed to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court, any rulings resulting in a 4-4 tie among the current justices will lead to the lower court ruling being upheld, without a precedent set. When it comes to cases involving the state of Texas, that lower […]

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Fifth Circuit, Immigration Economics, and Diane Rehm: Monday’s Show (February 22, 2016)

Posted on · Until a new Justice is named and confirmed to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court, any rulings resulting in a 4-4 tie among the current Justices will lead to the lower court ruling being upheld, without a precedent set. When it comes to cases involving the state of Texas, that lower […]