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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.

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Full Show: Law Enforcement Consolidation, and Liberating Concentration Camps (Sept. 7, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Parents of Santa Fe High School students react to how the school district handled a recent threatening text message exchange there. Then, we learn how law enforcement agencies in Greater Houston could consolidate some of their services. Plus, an exhibit honors Texas soldiers who liberated concentration camps during World War II. And we break down the week's news.

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Full Show: HISD Budget Concerns, And Jail Reform Efforts (Aug. 27, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: As HISD students return to class, the interim superintendent discusses the district's budget challenges. Then, we learn how Houston's reservoirs are still at risk of failing. Also, a new podcast examines jail reform in Harris County. And we get an update on local sports.

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Full Show: Racism in Law Enforcement, And the Risks of Candidate Debates (Aug. 23, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Vice President visits NASA. A new survey says many Texans are still reeling from the aftermath of Harvey. Author Matthew Horace gives an account of the racism, crimes, and color lines that permeate America's law enforcement. We examine the risks and rewards of candidates participating in public debates. And we talk with the director and cast of the Houston production Talk Radio.

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Full Show: Gov. Abbott’s School Safety Plan, And Political Roundup (May 30, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: We learn about Gov. Abbott's new school safety plan. Our experts break down the latest national, state, and local political stories. We discuss some peculiar methods Texas has used to solve crimes. And we meet some local competitive Scrabble players.