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Full Show: How Supreme Court Justices Are Vetted And Chosen, And Stories From The Storm (July 9, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We discuss how Supreme Court nominees are selected, a new U.S. Geological Survey post-Harvey, Houston Public Media's Stories from the Storm series with the story of how Gallery Furniture became a refuge during Harvey, Then, Dr. Lori Teller answers your pet care questions. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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Full Show: Addressing The DNA Backlog, And Correcting History (July 2, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We examine how some international news might affect global trade with Houston. Then, we discuss efforts to solve a backlog of DNA evidence. We explore examples of mis-remembered history. And we get an update on local sports.

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Full Show: Opioid Intervention, And Harvey Recovery Update (June 18, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Could Houston house immigrant minors detained at the U.S.-Mexico border? Then, a new report says thousands of homes are at risk from rising tides. Also, we learn about a new intervention program for opioid abuse. We get an update on Harvey recovery efforts. And we discuss the latest Houston sports news.

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Full Show: Student Voices On School Safety, And New ‘Right-To-Try’ Law (June 11, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Student activists want their voices heard in a new school safety committee. We learn about some errors on recent STAAR tests. We discuss new federal legislation giving terminally ill patients the right to try experimental drugs. Veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller answers questions about your pets. And we get an update on Houston sports.

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Full Show: Forecasting Hurricane Season, And James Clapper (June 4, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn how NOAA forecasts each hurricane season. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper talks about Russian interference in the 2016 election. And we get an update on Houston sports.

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Full Show: Helping Students Return To School After A Shooting, And Answers To Your Sleep Questions (May 28, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We learn how counselors help students return to class after a school shooting. Sleep expert Dr. Richard Castriotta answers your questions. And we recap the Rockets' playoff loss to the Warriors.

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Full Show: Santa Fe Shooting Update, And Houston’s Role In A Global Economy (May 21, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We bring you the latest updates on the Santa Fe High School mass shooting. We examine how recent global events might affect Houston's economy. NPR’s Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow takes a closer look at some upcoming local races. Houston native Kat Edmonson talks about her music. And Jeff Balke updates us on local sports.

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Full Show: New U.S. Embassy In Jerusalem, And Precision Engineering (May 14, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: A former ambassador provides analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a new U.S. embassy opens in Jerusalem. Then, we discuss the pressing issues facing Houston's education community. Plus, writer Simon Winchester discusses his book, The Perfectionists. And Jeff Balke updates us on local sports.

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Full Show: Prison Heat Lawsuit, And Japanese Investment In Houston (May 7, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: A potential settlement is near in a class action lawsuit over heat in a Texas prison. Then, Texas and Japanese officials meet in Houston for an economic summit. Plus, a local veterinarian answers your pet care questions. And Jeff Balke updates us on local sports.