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Full Show: Vote Delayed On Sewage Plan, Political Roundup, And Women’s Football In The ’70s (July 17, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: A vote is delayed on a plan to address sewage spills, the legacy of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, our weekly political roundup, two generations of NASA flight directors from the same family, and remembering the Houston Herricanes women's football team.

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Full Show: More Extreme Heat In Texas’ Future, And The Legacy Of Apollo 11 (July 16, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Scientists predict more extreme heat in Texas' future, the legacy of Apollo 11, outgoing higher ed commissioner Raymund Paredes, and synth-pop pioneer Howard Jones.

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Full Show: Tropical Storm Barry Update, And Looming Immigration Raids (July 11, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: The latest on Tropical Storm Barry, ICE raids are expected to hit several major U.S. cities this weekend, resources for victims of domestic violence, answers to your eye care questions, and Houston native Michaela Abam talks about playing in the World Cup.

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Full Show: Vetting Sources In Breaking News, And Plans To Eliminate Student Debt (July 1, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: How news organizations vet their sources during breaking news, how plans to eliminate student debt might work, a firsthand account of the situation at the Texas-Mexico border, and an update on Houston sports.

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Full Show: Father And Daughter Memorial At The Border, And HISD Budget Approved 5-1 (June 28, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Immigration reporter Elizabeth Trovall tells us about a memorial at the border for a father and daughter, and we discuss the HISD board approving its budget. There's also our weekly installment of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, and 'Unwrap Your Candies Now,' co-host Catherine Lu talks with members of the Apollo Chamber Players.

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Full Show: Houston Reactions To “Postponed” ICE Raids, And Paying For Education Without Breaking The Bank (June 24, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: ICE raid threat postponed, getting a higher education without breaking the bank, Houston Public Media's The Bigger Picture, and updates on the latest developments in Houston sports.

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Full Show: Children At Risk Release School Report Card, And Southern Baptist Missionary Abuse Uncovered (June 3, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Children at Risk published 2015 report,the latest on a three-part investigation into the Southern Baptist Convention, we learn about the first-ever Latin Restaurant Weeks, and sportswriter Jeff Balke

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Full Show: Fort Bend County Judge Discusses Priorities, And Helping Non-English Speakers In A Disaster (April 2, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Fort Bend County Judge KP George, serving non-English speakers during a disaster, an exhibit featuring work by Latinx artists, and using art to help veterans adjust to civilian life.

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Full Show: Crack Down On Overserving At Houston Bars, And Judge Ed Emmett (Dec. 21, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We discuss the latest efforts to crack down on overserving at Houston bars, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett joins us for another Houston Matters' exit interview, we review the year in immigration with News 88.7's Elizabeth Trovall, and our “non-experts” joins us to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the weeks' news. 

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Full Show: Birthright Citizenship, and Divided Views on Immigration in Texas (Oct. 30, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Pres. Trump wants to end the practice of birthright citizenship. We examine how opinions on immigration vary across Texas. We discuss how to deal with an Alzheimer's diagnosis. A photographer documents the changing scene along the U.S.-Mexico border. And we learn about efforts to save the endangered Attwater's prairie chicken.

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Full Show: Report Examines Houston’s Immigrant Population, and Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas (Sept. 20 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: A new report takes an in-depth look at Houston’s immigration population. Citizens are being asked to weigh in on flood-prevention priorities. Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas talks about being undocumented. And we look back at the “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match held at the Astrodome in 1973.

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Full Show: Texas A&M’s Role At Los Alamos, And NASA Goes To The Sun (Aug. 2, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Stafford schools look to ensure safety after funding was cut for security officers. We examine why Houston immigration judges are less likely to grant asylum. We learn what Texas A&M's role might be as part of the new group managing Los Alamos National Laboratory. Then, we learn about NASA's new mission to the sun. Author Reza Aslan discusses his book, God: A Human History. And we visit to Houston's 311 call center.

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Full Show: Immigration Issues In Houston, And Author Jon Meacham On ‘The Soul of America’ (May 17, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We discuss how the Brown v. Board of Education ruling is reflected in Houston schools today. Then, News 88.7's Elizabeth Trovall updates us on immigration issues in the region. Plus, writer Jon Meacham talks about his latest book, The Soul of America. And writer Aja Gabel discusses setting her debut novel in the intense dynamic of a group of young chamber musicians.