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Full Show: Lessons From Hurricane Alicia, And Celebrating Anett Cobb (Aug. 10, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke in Houston this morning about the government's efforts to combat violent crime, we talk with Brandon Rottinghaus for an analysis, we reflect on lessons learned from Hurricane Alicia in 1983. Then, our “non-experts” discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the news. And local musicians celebrate the 100th birthday of Houston jazz legend Arnett Cobb.

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Full Show: The Great Houston Flood of 1935, And Studying Hawaii’s Volcano (Aug. 3, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: NASA announces its first crews who will fly on commercial spacecraft. Then, we look back at the Great Houston Flood of 1935. We discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. A Rice professor tells us what she's learned from studying the erupting Kilauea volcano. And a local festival highlights women in jazz.

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Full Show: Vicarious Trauma, And Musician Matisyahu (July 26, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We discuss something called "vicarious trauma." We hear the latest installment of Houston Public Media’s Stories from the Storm series. And we talk with musician Matisyahu.

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Full Show: Abuse Allegations At Shelters, And Our Weekly Political Roundup (June 20, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: A new report says some of the shelters taking in migrant children have histories of abuse allegations. Then, we discuss the latest political stories. Plus, we learn about an online photo database that aims to help identify the remains of those who’ve died trying to cross the border. And we meet Eden MacAdam-Somer, who plays the violin while singing and performing percussion with her feet.

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Concert Celebrates Houston’s Space History Through Music

Posted on · Cosmic Beginnings, the first concert of the 2018 Texas Music Festival, features music from The Planets, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and space-themed art cars.

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Full Show: Primary Election Runoff Day, And Hurricane Season Preparedness (May 22, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We recap what's at stake in the runoffs in the Texas primary election. We discuss the ethical questions raised by research on human embryos. We go shopping for an emergency kit with Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. And we learn about the diverse musical acts coming to Houston this summer.