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Full Show: Texas Children In Poverty, And Lessons From American Presidents At War (Nov. 15, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters:¬†A new study says one in five Texas children lives in poverty. Historian Michael Beschloss discusses¬†his book, Presidents of War. We answer your winter gardening questions. And performers tell us about their show, Midtown Live.

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Should Pre-K Funding Be a Priority in the 2017 Legislative Session?

Posted on · Back in 2015, lawmakers set aside some $130 million over two years for some pre-K programs in the state. But did House Bill 4 go far enough? The Austin-based think tank the Center for Public Policy Priorities recently suggested that, while research shows positive results for state-supported pre-K programs, Texas regularly receives low marks for […]

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Surprise Medical Bills and Austin City Limits Turns 40: Houston Matters for Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Posted on · It seems straight-forward enough: With most health insurance plans, if you’re treated by a doctor in your plan’s network, the cost of that treatment will be less than if you see someone outside the network. So, if you need to go to the emergency room, it would stand to reason you’re better off going to […]