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Do Vaccines Protect Against New COVID Variants? (June 14, 2021)

Posted on · On Monday's show: The effect vaccines have on new COVID-19 variants, how recently passed Texas laws seek to chip away at the Constitution's Establishment Clause, answers to your pet care questions, and an update on Houston sports.

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Wednesday’s Show: Outbreaks At Nursing Homes, Constitutional Rights Amid A Crisis, And Nora Dunn (April 8, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Dealing with coronavirus outbreaks at nursing homes, how we balance Constitutional rights with the special circumstances of a global pandemic, our weekly political roundup, and SNL alum Nora Dunn.

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As Supreme Court Term Ends, What Rulings Affect Texas?

Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court just wrapped up its latest term. What were the biggest cases the High Court handed down, and what could they mean for you? We talk with constitutional law scholars Josh Blackman and Rocky Rhodes of South Texas College of Law Houston.

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Reviewing the Supreme Court Session, and Defining Patriotism: Friday’s Show (June 30, 2017)

Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court just wrapped up its latest term. What were the biggest cases the High Court handed down, and what could they mean for you? We talk with constitutional law scholars Josh Blackman and Rocky Rhodes of South Texas College of Law Houston. Also this hour, with the Fourth of July approaching, we […]

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Houston Matters Special Edition: Neil Gorsuch Confirmation Hearings

Posted on · (Above: The US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC. Photo: Wikipedia Commons/Public Domain) Houston Matters will offer a special edition today (Tuesday, March 21, 2017), as News 88.7 brings you live coverage of the Senate Judiciary Committee questioning Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. Live coverage from NPR News begins […]

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The 28th Amendment and a Death Salon: Friday’s Show (September 16, 2016)

Posted on · Today we observe National Constitution Day and ask you to tell us what’s so important to you that you would want it added to the U.S. Constitution as the 28th Amendment. Among the 27 Amendments in place are the first ten, aka the Bill of Rights, which address matters ranging from speech to religion to […]

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Inside the Latest Battles in the Long War Over Prayer in School

Posted on · Last year, the American Humanist Association sued the Birdville Independent School District, northeast of Fort Worth, over its practice of opening school board meetings with student-delivered prayers. In the year since, the two sides have tussled over motions to dismiss. Most recently, the school district has appealed to have the case against individual school board […]