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Using Independence Day to end slavery (July 3, 2023)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We learn how abolitionists used Independence Day to make their case in pre-Civil War America. That story is the subject of Symbols of Freedom: Slavery and Resistance Before the Civil War by University of Houston history professor Matt Clavin.

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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Public Hospitals Weather The COVID-19 Influx, And Your Feelings About America (July 2, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: How public hospitals are weathering an influx of COVID-19 patients, your feelings about America right now heading into the Fourth of July weekend, and some advice on organizing and decluttering your life.

Fourth of July Flooding

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In Light Of Fourth Of July Flooding, Are We Better Off After Harvey?

Posted on · Heavy rains on the Fourth of July caused flooding and blocked roadways across the region. Nearly a year after Harvey, Houston Matters examines the progress that's been made in flood prevention since then.