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Full Show: Southern Baptist Convention, And Inside The School Finance Reform Bill (June 11, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: An update from the Southern Baptist Convention, the school finance reform bill, gender equality in music, LGBTQ portrayal in film and TV, and poet Ocean Vuong.

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Full Show: Children At Risk Release School Report Card, And Southern Baptist Missionary Abuse Uncovered (June 3, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Children at Risk published 2015 report,the latest on a three-part investigation into the Southern Baptist Convention, we learn about the first-ever Latin Restaurant Weeks, and sportswriter Jeff Balke

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Full Show: The Human Toll Of Santa Fe, One Year Later (May 17, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: One year after the shooting at Santa Fe High School, we share some stories of families directly affected by the tragedy.

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Full Show: Proposed Property Tax Reforms, And Sandy Hook Mothers (March 29, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: State lawmakers are considering property tax reforms. We learn how Harris County's marijuana diversion program is going. Parents of Sandy Hook victims visit with their Santa Fe counterparts. Comedian Patton Oswalt discusses his late wife's true crime book. And we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news.

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Full Show: Benzene In The Ship Channel, And HISD Ordered To Suspend Superintendent Search (March 26, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: An environmental group finds benzene in the ship channel, HISD is ordered to suspend its superintendent search, a national conference in Houston addresses cyber security issues facing the oil and gas industry, a local apartment locator shares some tricks of his trade, and a local police department plans to purchase gun-mounted cameras.

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Full Show: No Knock Warrants, And Bringing The Arts To Juvenile Detention, (March 22, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: New rules for no-knock warrants, bringing the arts to at-risk youth, breaking down The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the news, and an informal spelling bee.

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Full Show: Chemical Fire Extinguished, New Kashmere Principal, And Writer Bryan Washington (March 20, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: The latest on the fire at a Deer Park chemical facility, a discussion of the latest political news, Kashmere High School's new principal, and writer Bryan Washington.

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Full Show: College Admissions Scandal, And The Weekly Political Roundup (March 13, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matter: A pair of Houstonians are caught up in the college admissions cheating scam. We discuss the week in politics. A study says continued immigration is key to the city's economic future. And writer Susan Meissner tells us about her book, The Last Year of the War.

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Full Show: Harris Co. Dept. Of Education Controversy, And The Weekly Political Roundup (Feb. 27, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Controversy surrounding the Harris Co. Department of Education. Our weekly political roundup. A look at school finance reform. And the documentary, Where There Is Darkness.

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Full Show: HISD Accreditation Investigation, And Comedian Aasif Mandvi (Jan. 23, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: A state agency is investigating HISD, we discuss the latest political news, comedian Aasif Mandvi talks about his career, and we learn about an event called A Night of Philosophy and Ideas.

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Full Show: HISD’s Superintendent Search, And A Near-Fatal Spacewalk (Jan. 17, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We preview tonight's HISD board meeting and learn what community members want in their next superintendent. We examine why so few minorities are head coaches. And we learn about a spacewalk that went awry.

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Full Show: Texas Public School Funding, And The Year In Education (Dec. 20, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We discuss proposed recommendations for comprehensive school funding reform, by the year 2050 the over-65 population will more than triple. We discuss the challenges facing the state and Houston. Also, we review the complicated year in education with News 88-7’s Laura Isensee, and we treat you to our version of "Twas the Night Before Christmas”.