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Full Show: Immigration System Reaches A ‘Breaking Point,’ And Returning To The Moon In Five Years (March 28, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: An official says the immigration system is at a "breaking point." Mike Pence wants NASA to return to the moon in five years. We discuss the college admissions system. And we preview the new Astros Hall of Fame.

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Full Show: Disaster Funds Favor The Rich, And Lowering Blood Alcohol Limits (March 5, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: How federal disaster money favors the rich, the pros and cons of lowering the legal blood alcohol limit, Children at Risk's annual Growing Up In Houston report, and developing the city’s image as an arts and culture destination.

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Full Show: Violence In Schools, Confederate Symbols, And NPR’s Carrie Johnson (Jan. 25, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Federal workers protest the shutdown. A new study examines violence in HISD schools. We discuss the messages Confederate icons convey to the public. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And NPR's Carrie Johnson talks about covering the Justice Department.

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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.