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What are the duties of attorneys and judges in criminal appeals?

Posted on · Houston Matters discusses what a recent ruling related to a mistake made by a high-profile attorney says about the expectations of appellate lawyers and judges and what criminal defendants should know about the process.

Actor, writer, and director Rob Reiner

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Actor and director Rob Reiner on the power of the screen and stage to create change

Posted on · The director of some of the most successful movies of the 1980s and 90s, like "When Harry Met Sally," "The Princess Bride," and "A Few Good Men" was recently in Houston to promote a stage show about the prison system.

Students at The Opportunity Center shoot scenes for the short film "Border Life."

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Filmmaking program offers different path for Harris County youth needing second chance

Posted on · The Center also offers vocational trades, including a barber program where kids can become certified barbers.  Construction, drivers licenses, art, music, welding and dance are also offered. 

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Oil production and gas prices (June 6, 2023)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We talk about Saudi Arabia’s decision to cut oil production and what that may mean for the oil and gas industry here in Houston and gas prices for consumers in the busy summer travel months.

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Michael Eric Dyson on race in Harris County criminal justice (May 8, 2023)

Posted on · On Monday's show: Author and professor Dr. Michael Eric Dyson discusses ways to address racial and ethnic disparities in Harris County’s criminal justice system. He’s the keynote speaker at a conference in Houston on the subject May 18-20.

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How the energy industry and Houston’s environment have changed in the past decade (April 20, 2023)

Posted on · As Houston Matters prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary, we continue our series of conversations about how things in the city have and have not changed in the past decade. Today, we talk with experts about how the energy industry and concerns about the environment have changed in that time.

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Southwest’s cancelled flight debacle (Jan. 3, 2023)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We reflect on Southwest Airline's massive flight cancellation over the holidays, the fallout from which is still ongoing for some travelers. What went wrong, and how might it hurt the airline?

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I SEE U, Episode 13: The Radical Forgiveness of Anthony Graves [Encore]

Posted on · Death Row Exoneree Anthony Graves is fighting for a fair criminal justice system, but is Texas willing to take action? This is an encore of the August 14, 2021 broadcast.

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I SEE U, Episode 9: Vietnamese Fishermen v. the KKK [Encore]

Posted on · An intriguing look at the 1981 court case that brought justice to Vietnamese fishermen in East Texas who were terrorized by the Ku Klux Klan. This is an encore of the July 17th, 2021 broadcast.

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