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Full Show: Impaired Drivers, and Reimagining Houston Streets (Sept. 19, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We take a closer look at traffic fatalities caused by impaired drivers. Our experts break down the latest political stories. We discuss ways to make Houston friendlier to pedestrians and cyclists. And we learn about "Green Books" -- segregation-era travel guides for African Americans.

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Full Show: Political Roundup, and the Ethics of Prescribing Painkillers (Sept. 12, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Local firefighters are helping with response to Hurricane Florence. Plus, our experts discuss the latest political stories. Then, a local expert discusses the ethical concerns doctors face when prescribing painkillers. And we learn about Cathay Williams, a freed slave woman who fought with the Buffalo Soldiers.

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Full Show: Measles in Houston, And Defining Hate Crimes (Aug. 29, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We learn more about measles and the effectiveness of vaccination. We break down the week's big political stories. We discuss what constitutes a hate crime. And writer Attica Locke talks about her work.

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Full Show: Manafort Verdict, And Lessons From Hurricane Ike (Aug. 22, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Our experts break down the latest political stories. We examine the lessons learned from Hurricane Ike. And we hear from Ron Stallworth, the real-life detective who inspired Spike Lee’s film Blackkklansman.

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Full Show: School Grades, And Lessons From Tropical Storm Allison (Aug. 15, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: HISD schools get their report cards from the TEA -- and so does the health of Galveston Bay. Then, our experts discuss the latest political stories. Plus, we look back at how Tropical Storm Allison affected our region. And author Kevin Kwan discusses his book Crazy Rich Asians, now a major motion picture.

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Full Show: Permits For A Migrant Children Shelter, And Storms That Shaped Greater Houston (Aug. 1, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We learn how a potential shelter for migrant children doesn't have the permits it needs to operate. Then, we discuss the latest political stories. Plus, we look back at the Galveston Hurricane of 1900. And a local director makes a prequel to one of the worst movies ever made.