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Full Show: Legally Defining Gender, and Cartoonist Ngozi Ukazu (Nov. 1, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: A new report says public defenders in Harris County's juvenile courts aren't getting assigned enough cases. The Trump administration is considering altering the legal definition of gender. Houston-raised cartoonist Ngozi Ukazu discusses her popular hockey-themed web comic, Check, Please! And local band The Wheel Workers performs.

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Sold Out: Texas Tribune Investigates Sex Trafficking in Texas

Posted on · A new project from The Texas Tribune is the result of a months-long investigation looking at sex trafficking across Texas. The project is called Sold Out: How the crusade against sex trafficking in Texas has left child victims behind. We learn more about the report’s findings — and how Houston plays into the larger network across […]

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Sex Trafficking Across Texas, and Political Roundup: Wednesday’s Show (February 15, 2017)

Posted on · A new project from The Texas Tribune is the result of several months of investigation looking at sex trafficking across Texas. The project is called Sold Out: How the crusade against sex trafficking in Texas has left child victims behind. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more about the report’s findings — and how Houston plays […]

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Property Tax Cuts, Parks, and ‘Once’ on Stage: Tuesday’s Show (March 10, 2015)

Posted on ·   Tyler Republican State Sen. Kevin Eltife is working to build support for a combination of bills he believes will provide both a property tax cut and set a path to spend money on deferred road maintenance and paying off some pension liabilities, among other state needs. Eltife argues that while the state is unusually […]

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How a Court Ruling Could Affect the Public’s Access to Texas Beaches

Posted on · The Texas Open Beaches Act was passed in 1959 and added to the state constitution in 2009. It guarantees the public the right to free and unrestricted access to Texas beaches along the state’s 367 miles of coastline. Those beaches are basically defined as the areas from the water to the vegetation lines. But what happens when […]