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More changes at HISD (Dec. 15, 2023)

Posted on · On Friday's show: We recap last night’s HISD Board of Managers monthly meeting, during which a vote is expected on the "District of Innovation" designation that would lengthen the school year, allow for the hiring of uncertified teachers, and change requirements for school counselors.

Ivan Cantu in a July 2022 interview from Texas' Polunsky Unit, which houses the state's male death row inmates.

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Texas halts execution of Ivan Cantu amid new revelations and legal questions

Posted on · A week before he was scheduled to be put to death, a court has put Cantu's execution on hold while new developments are considered, including recanted testimony and questions about evidence at his 2001 trial.

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Annise Parker and Ed Emmett on bridging the political divide (June 2, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We learn what's unusual about this week’s Supreme Court ruling that temporarily blocked a Texas social media law from taking effect. And former Houston Mayor Annise Parker and former Harris County Judge Ed Emmett discuss how to improve our public discourse.

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Judge Lina Hidalgo on two years of COVID, and judges recusing themselves (April 8, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Judge Lina Hidalgo reflects on two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, we discuss when judges should recuse themselves in cases, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and we visit the Mecum classic car auction.

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Thursday’s Show: State Taking Over Houston’s Harvey Relief Program, And A Blueprint For Going Back To School (May 14, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: The state takeover of the city's Harvey homeowner relief program, a blueprint for going back to school, and women shortlisted for the Supreme Court over the years.

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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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