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Full Show: HISD’s Accountability Grades, Mounted Police Units, And Stevie Ray Vaughan Biography (Aug. 15, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We examine HISD's latest accountability ratings. We discuss the history and relevance of mounted police units. We meet the authors of a new biography about Stevie Ray Vaughan. We learn the history of Houston's downtown tunnels. And developer Gerald Hines reflects on his contributions to the city's skyline.

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Full Show: Record-High Power Use, Writer Nic Stone, & A Visit To Candytopia (Aug. 14, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We discuss whether Texas has the energy it needs for the oppressive heat of summer, we break down the week in politics, writer Nic Stone discusses her work, and we visit a candy-themed wonderland.

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Full Show: What New Petrochemical Projects Mean For The Region, And Playing Cricket In Prairie View (July 10, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We learn what plans for several new petrochemical plants mean for the region, we discuss the week in politics, we learn how law enforcement overcomes language barriers, and we visit new cricket fields in Prairie View.

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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: No-Knock Raids, And Unsung Civil Rights Leaders (Feb. 19, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: HPD ends the use of no-knock raids. We learn about some unsung Civil Rights activists. An art exhibit features work by adults with disabilities. And we reflect on what the film Reality Bites says about Houston, 25 years later.

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Full Show: Curbing Youth Violence, And Comparing Houston’s Transit System (Nov. 14, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We consider how the city’s addressing youth gun violence. Our experts break down the latest political stories. We discuss how Houston's transit system measures up nationally. And Jessica Wilbanks tells her story of walking away from faith.

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Full Show: Warning to Humanity, and Houstonians’ Favorite Books (Sept. 10, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We get an update on the case of a Dallas police officer fatally shooting a black man in his apartment. Then, scientists warn humanity about impending environmental disasters. Plus, Houstonians discuss their favorite books. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.