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Full Show: Hurricane Season Preparedness, And One Architect’s Dream To Repurpose The Astrodome (July 9, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We continue to monitor and prepare you for potential storms between now and the end of hurricane season, and architect James Richards discusses his proposal to repurpose the Astrodome. We also talk with several members of Houston's Mahatma Gandhi District, and we hear from Houston-based jazz/soul singer, Madeline Edwards.

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Full Show: Preparing For Hurricane Season, And Issues Facing Texas Teachers (May 31, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Property appraisals are returning to pre-Harvey levels for some homeowners. Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo discusses hurricane preparedness. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And we celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of Walt Whitman.

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Full Show: Manafort Verdict, And Lessons From Hurricane Ike (Aug. 22, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Our experts break down the latest political stories. We examine the lessons learned from Hurricane Ike. And we hear from Ron Stallworth, the real-life detective who inspired Spike Lee’s film Blackkklansman.

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Full Show: Heart Transplant Program Losing Federal Funds, And Lessons From Hurricane Rita (Aug. 17, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn how the loss of federal funding for the heart transplant program at Baylor St. Luke's will affect patients. We examine the lessons learned from Hurricane Rita. Our non-experts discuss The Good, Bad, and Ugly of the week’s news. And we learn how a melting glacier in Iceland could affect Houston.

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Full Show: School Grades, And Lessons From Tropical Storm Allison (Aug. 15, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: HISD schools get their report cards from the TEA -- and so does the health of Galveston Bay. Then, our experts discuss the latest political stories. Plus, we look back at how Tropical Storm Allison affected our region. And author Kevin Kwan discusses his book Crazy Rich Asians, now a major motion picture.

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Full Show: Lessons From Hurricane Alicia, And Celebrating Anett Cobb (Aug. 10, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke in Houston this morning about the government's efforts to combat violent crime, we talk with Brandon Rottinghaus for an analysis, we reflect on lessons learned from Hurricane Alicia in 1983. Then, our “non-experts” discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the news. And local musicians celebrate the 100th birthday of Houston jazz legend Arnett Cobb.