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Thursday’s Show: Pregnancy Amid COVID-19, And The Effect On Court Proceedings (March 26, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: COVID-19 and pregnancy, the effect on jails and prisons, how courts have adapted, tips for staying physically active, and our monthly film segment, The Bigger Picture.

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Thursday’s Show: Preventing Vaping, Shackling Defendants, And Quixote Nuevo (Jan. 23, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Efforts to curb vaping in Fort Bend County, shackling defendants in federal courts, the issues raised in the film 1917, and Don Quixote is transported to the Texas border.

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Full Show: Affordable Care Act Case In Texas, And Rerouting I-45 (July 8, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn what a Texas court case could mean for the Affordable Care Act, we discuss plans to re-rout I-45 through downtown, we meet the first woman to serve in NASA’s Mission Control, and Jeff Balke updates us on sports.

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Full Show: Same-Sex Benefits Case, Pothole Repair, And Writer Justin Cronin (Feb. 22, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: A lawsuit over same-sex benefits is thrown out. We learn about the mayor's pothole program. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the news. And Justin Cronin discusses his series of vampire novels.

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Full Show: Madeleine Albright On Bipartisanship, And Remembering Filmmaker James Blue (Nov. 8, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: After losing his re-election bid, a judge releases many of the juvenile defendants who had cases before him. Then, former Sec. of State Madeleine Albright discusses the need for bipartisanship in foreign policy. Plus, a new documentary tells the story of Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker James Blue, who spent much of his career in Houston. And a new performance explores the impact of Houston’s drag scene on the LGBT rights movement.

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Full Show: Legally Defining Gender, and Cartoonist Ngozi Ukazu (Nov. 1, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: A new report says public defenders in Harris County's juvenile courts aren't getting assigned enough cases. The Trump administration is considering altering the legal definition of gender. Houston-raised cartoonist Ngozi Ukazu discusses her popular hockey-themed web comic, Check, Please! And local band The Wheel Workers performs.