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Teachers Union Weighs In On COVID-19 School Closures (Oct. 21, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The Houston Federation of Teachers weighs in on recent HISD school closures due to COVID-19, our weekly political roundup, how first responders are dealing with the pandemic, and a new opera involves competitive bird calling.

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Friday’s Houston Matters: Arkema Case Ends Without A Prosecution, And Gov. Abbott Limits Ballot Drop-Off Locations (Oct. 2, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's show: A judge rules prosecutors failed to prove their case against Arkema and its Crosby plant manager, Gov. Abbott wields his power in the battle over absentee ballots, how a group as diverse as Latinos came to be considered a monolithic voting bloc, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news, and Houstonians share their mental health stories.

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Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Reforming The Police Oversight Board, Immigrant Children’s Mental Health (Sep. 1, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: City council members negotiate for reforms to the Police Oversight Board, Mayor Pro Tem Dave Martin answers questions, the mental health of immigrant students, and handwritten letters make a comeback.

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Monday’s Show: Businesses Continue To Partially Reopen, The Presidency Of George W. Bush, And Black Mental Health (May 4, 2020)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Businesses in Texas continue to partially reopen, a documentary examines the presidency of George W. Bush, issues facing the African American community when it comes to mental health, and an update on sports.

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Tuesday’s Show: Lessons From Houston’s Past Emergencies, And Chief Art Acevedo (April 7, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: How lessons from our floods and chemical disasters in recent years are coming in handy in the coronavirus pandemic, HPD Chief Art Acevedo answers your questions, advice for dealing with cabin fever, and The Alley Theatre's streaming video production of 1984.

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Friday’s Show: Managing Coronavirus Anxiety (March 13, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Managing stress and anxiety related to the coronavirus outbreak, how the virus is affecting area nonprofits, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and a Houston couple who inspired a Tony Award-winning musical.

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Monday’s Show: North Houston Cancer Cluster, And Seasonal Affective Disorder (Dec. 9, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: A report finds greater-than-expected numbers of Houston adults developed certain types of cancer in the north Houston neighborhoods of Fifth Ward and Kashmere Gardens. We learn more.