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Tuesday’s Show: Bill King Candidate Interview, And Vietgone (Oct. 15, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Some new developments in local transportation issues, mayoral candidate Bill King, a play about the Vietnamese immigrant experience, and a new children's book designed to help kids and adults better communicate.

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Full Show: Harvey Two Years Later, And Time Spent In Traffic (Aug. 23, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: How much time we spend in traffic each year, the effects of Harvey two years later, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news.

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Full Show: Santa Fe Shooting Trial, Memories From The Pacific Theater, And An Orchestra Of Doctors (Aug. 13, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: METRO votes on some key transit measures, the latest in the trial of the accused shooter in Santa Fe, how a business in Greater Houston helped save a life in Scotland, a local veteran shares memories of World War II, and performers from the World Doctors Orchestra.

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Full Show: TxDOT Considers Defunding Grand Parkway Project Segments, And Public Attitudes Toward Public Schools (Aug. 6, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We discuss TxDOT's plans to defund some of the Grand Parkway segments and a recent poll that examines public attitudes toward public schools. We also find out if Texas Democrats could reclaim the State House of Representatives in 2020. Plus, Houston writer Katherine Center talks about her latest novel, Things You Save in a Fire.

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Full Show: Affordable Care Act Case In Texas, And Rerouting I-45 (July 8, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn what a Texas court case could mean for the Affordable Care Act, we discuss plans to re-rout I-45 through downtown, we meet the first woman to serve in NASA’s Mission Control, and Jeff Balke updates us on sports.

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Full Show: Legislature Wrap-Up, And Improving Houston Parking (May 28, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: The accomplishments and failures of the legislative session, how Houston parking could be improved, how police shootings are handled nearly half a decade after Ferguson, and a novel about the origins of the oil industry.

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Full Show: Houston’s Future Transportation Needs, And The Effect Of Freestanding ERs (May 24, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Planning for the region's future transportation needs, the effect of free-standing ERs on health care, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and the growing hobby of homebrewing.

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Full Show: Benzene Levels Around Deer Park, And Combatting Antibiotic Resistance (March 21, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: The latest on benzene levels detected around Deer Park, new ways to combat antibiotic resistance, the effect of immigration policy on the construction workforce, and writer Kathi Appelt.

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Full Show: Problems With The Texas Permanent School Fund, And Proposed Driving Test Changes (March 4, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Problems with The Texas Permanent School Fund, potential changes to the driver’s license test, questions for a local allergy doctor, and Houston sports.

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Full Show: Federal Employees Brace For The Unknown, And Dealing With Road Debris (Feb. 14, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: How federal employees are preparing for the unknown, the pros and cons of property tax reform, the business of modern fertility, dealing with road debris, and the sport of axe throwing.

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Full Show: Road Closures, Voter Lists, And The Music Of Harry Potter (Feb. 1, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: More road closures, examining voter lists, philosophers who perpetuated racist ideas, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and the music of Harry Potter.