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Will Texas Pass A “Red Flag” Law To Remove Guns From People Who Are Deemed Dangerous?

Posted on · As part of his school and gun safety plan, Gov. Greg Abbott wants to explore a law that would allow local officials to take guns away from people if a judge declares them a danger — while also protecting Second Amendment rights. It's an issue that has previously gone nowhere in the Texas Legislature.

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Full Show: Immigration Policy Under Trump, And Sean Astin On Mental Health (May 8, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: A new report examines how immigration policy and enforcement have changed under the Trump administration. Actor Sean Astin talks about improving our national dialogue on mental health. And a new choral performance in Los Angeles get its inspiration partially from Houston.

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Study: Stress And Even OCD Symptoms On The Rise After 2016 Election

Posted on · Research from Baylor College of Medicine indicates that, following the 2016 election, many individuals have reported intrusive thoughts -- and even ritualistic behaviors -- associated with anxiety and stress related specifically to the state of politics.

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Full Show: Stress After The 2016 Election, And A Lost Boy Of Sudan (May 3, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn about hotspots of the dangerous chemical dioxin found in some area waterways. Then, a new study seems to indicate an increase in stress after the 2016 election. Plus, a former Lost Boy of Sudan shares his story. And we bid farewell to Houston Public Media's Edel Howlin.