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Teachers Union Weighs In On COVID-19 School Closures (Oct. 21, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The Houston Federation of Teachers weighs in on recent HISD school closures due to COVID-19, our weekly political roundup, how first responders are dealing with the pandemic, and a new opera involves competitive bird calling.

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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Monitoring Air Pollution During Storms, And The Week In Politics (Sept. 23, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Tropical Storm Beta provides air quality information for Harris County, our weekly political roundup, a bug expert answers your questions, and an author returns to Texas 40 years after a falling out.

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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: HISD Students Struggle To Access Classes, And World Sky Race (Sept. 9, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: HISD's back-to-school woes, our weekly political roundup, Bakari Sellers shares his leadership wisdom, and a Houstonian organizes World Sky Race.

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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Houston’s Role In The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement, And The Battle Over Mail-in Balloting (Sep. 2, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Houston's role in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, our political experts look into the court battles over mail-in ballots, and handwritten letters make a comeback.

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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Hurricane Laura Update, And Texas Coast Evacuates (Aug. 26, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday’s show: Hurricane Laura is expected to intensify before making landfall by late evening, and Harris County prepares for the oncoming storm as coastal cities and counties issue mandatory evacuations.

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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Homeschooling In A Pandemic, The Week In Politics, And Making Houston Prettier (Aug. 12, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The benefits of home schooling during a global pandemic, our weekly political roundup, efforts to make Houston prettier, and an ambitious music project nears completion.

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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: The Political Battle Over Back-To-School Plans, And Houston Restaurant Weeks (Aug. 5, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: What BP's plan to cut production means for Houston, an update on transportation news, our weekly political roundup, an overview of Houston Restaurant Weeks, and ways people can help others in need during these challenging times.

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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: The Battle Over Back-To-School Plans, And Video Games Filling The Social Void (July 29, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The back-and-forth over back-to-school plans, our weekly political roundup, how video games are filling the void of social interaction these days, and tracking down all the players from a pack of baseball cards from the 1980s.

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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Texas GOP Convention Plans, And The Week In Politics (July 8, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The Texas GOP's plans to hold an in-person convention in Houston, our weekly political roundup, how the Houston Food Bank is handling increased demand for food assistance, and biographer Suzanne Finstad on the life and death of actress Natalie Wood.

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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: A New Month Means New Evictions, And A Virtual Summer Camp For Kids (July 1, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Evictions are resuming as we enter a new month, we discuss the latest developments in politics, food writers discuss restaurant safety and takeout offerings, and we learn about a virtual summer camp for kids.