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Full Show: Understanding the Ballot, and Houston’s Baseball History (Oct. 16, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Local journalist Nancy Barnes discusses her new role with NPR. Then, a local group is lobbying in Washington against a Trump administration rule change that could affect many immigrants. Plus, we break down what will be on the ballot in the upcoming election. We look back at the history of baseball in the Bayou City. And we go inside Rice University's presentation of the play She Kills Monsters.

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Full Show: Arkema Criminal Case, and Children’s Mental Health (Aug. 30, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn how commercial real estate investors see Harvey recovery as an opportunity. We learn about the potential precedents the Arkema criminal case could set. We discuss the mental health challenges that children face -- especially following a disaster like Harvey. And local author Caroline Leech talks about writing historical fiction for young adults.

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Full Show: Stories From The Storm, And The Impact Of Rising Temperatures (July 23, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: A local group is concerned an end to DACA would hurt the Houston economy. We meet a teacher who invited a student and her family to move in with her after Harvey. We examine the effects of rising temperatures across the country. And we get an update on Houston sports.

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Full Show: Harvey’s Impact On The Ship Channel, And New Sexual Harassment Policies (Dec. 11, 2017)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: NPR's John Burnett tells us how Harvey has affected the Houston ship channel. We learn about new sexual harassment policies adopted by the Texas House. A veterinarian answers your pet care questions. And we discuss the latest on developments in Houston sports.

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Full Show: Job Forecast For 2018, And Healing After Harvey (Dec. 8, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn the forecast for jobs in Houston for 2018. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro discusses her visit to Houston. We discuss how Harvey victims are healing during the holidays. Our panel of non-experts parses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week's news. And we remember an infamous moment in Houston sports history that happened 40 years ago this weekend.