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Protests planned as NRA convention arrives in Houston (May 27, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Protests are planned this weekend as the National Rifle Association's annual convention takes place in Houston just days after the school shooting in Uvalde. We learn who's speaking at this year's event and what to expect from activists outside the George R. Brown Convention Center.

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The Battle Over Drive-Through Voting In Harris County (Oct. 29, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The latest attempt to challenge drive-through voting in Harris County, inside the Pearland mayoral race, putting off medical care because of the pandemic, and this year's all-virtual Houston Fringe Festival.

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Friday’s Houston Matters: Gov. Abbott Loosening COVID-19 Restrictions, And Honoring Houston’s Latino Icons (Sept. 18, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Gov. Greg Abbott loosens some COVID-19 restrictions, high school students work to diversify school curriculum, profiles of iconic Houston Latinos, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.

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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Supreme Court Upholds DACA, And The Intersection Of Food And Politics (June 18, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The U.S. Supreme Court upholds DACA. Plus, with Quaker Oats retiring the Aunt Jemima brand, we discuss the intersection of politics and food. Plus we get an update on recent stories in the immigration and education beats.

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Full Show: A New School Year At Wheatley High, Facilities For Migrant Teens, And Comedian Ali Siddiq On Prison Life (Aug. 26, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Parents and students at Wheatley High discuss the upcoming academic year at the troubled school. We meet a former unaccompanied migrant who's now a psychologist in a facility for migrant teens. And comedian Ali Siddiq discusses life in prison.

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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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