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Full Show: Teacher Pay Raise Proposal, And How College Has Changed (Jan. 16, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We learn about a proposal to fund teacher pay raises. We break down the latest political stories. We explore how the experience of college has changed over the years. And a project puts artwork on billboards.

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Full Show: Border City Mayors, And Political Roundup (Jan. 9, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Following Pres. Trump's address on border security, the mayors of McAllen and Laredo weigh in on the situation. Then, we break down the recent political news. Plus, we learn about notable shipwrecks off the Texas coast. And a series of play readings adds to the #MeToo conversation.

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Full Show: The Shutdown’s Impact On Immigration Cases, And Tying CEO Pay To Carbon Footprints (Jan. 2, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We learn how the government shutdown is affecting local immigration cases. We break down the week’s biggest political stories. We discuss the concept of tying CEO pay to certain real-world outcomes. And we learn how alligator snapping turtles have thrived in the heart of Houston.

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Full Show: New Bipartisan Justice Reform Legislation, And The Year In Houston Politics (Dec. 19, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We discuss the new bipartisan criminal justice reform bill called the First Step Act, we break down the latest political stories, and we continue our look back at 2018, the year in Houston politics. Also, we revisit The Virtually Wild Texas program: Educators use virtual field trips to Interest kids In real outdoor adventures.

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Full Show: Uninsured In Houston, And Our Grackle Infestation (Dec. 12, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We examine who's uninsured in Greater Houston and why. Then, our local experts break down the latest political stories. Plus, we discuss parallels between Frankenstein and issues in health care today. And we investigate Houston's grackle infestation.

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Full Show: National Day of Mourning, And Political Roundup (Dec. 5, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Our political experts share their memories of former Pres. George H.W. Bush and break down the latest political stories. Then, local food writers discuss what restaurants to take visitors to during the holidays. And a new film documents the resurgence of hate groups.

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Full Show: Immigrant Numbers, And Potential Changes To Marijuana Law (Nov. 28, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We learn why a search warrant was executed at the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Plus, we examine why the number of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally is at its lowest level since 2004. Then, our experts break down the latest political news. We discuss the potential for changes in the state's marijuana laws. And we hear the story of a Texas woman who coached a high school football team during World War II.

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Full Show: Curbing Youth Violence, And Comparing Houston’s Transit System (Nov. 14, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We consider how the city’s addressing youth gun violence. Our experts break down the latest political stories. We discuss how Houston's transit system measures up nationally. And Jessica Wilbanks tells her story of walking away from faith.

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Full Show: Political Roundup, and Texas Horror Films (Oct. 31, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We preview open enrollment for health care plans in Texas. Our experts break down the latest political stories. Local film critic Dustin Chase discusses Texas movies. And author Joe R. Lansdale tells us about his writing.