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Full Show: Controversy At Furr H.S., And Reauthorizing CHIP (Oct. 12, 2017)

Posted on · On Thursday's edition of Houston Matters: We learn the latest on Furr High School's reassigned principal, Dr. Bertie Simmons, who's under scrutiny for her administrative practices. We learn about the fate of the Children's Health Insurance Program. And we meet Brazilian artist Tony Paraná.

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Full Show: Lessons From Harvey, And Political Roundup (Oct. 11, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday's edition of Houston Matters: Regional leaders meet to discuss lessons to be learned from Harvey. We engage in our weekly political roundup. We discuss Houston's relationship with its sister cities. And reporter Melissa Del Bosque tells us about her book, Bloodlines.

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Full Show: Deadline Looms For Harvey Assistance, And The Politics Of Refugee Aid (Oct. 6, 2017) 

Posted on · On Friday's edition of Houston Matters: Houstonians face long lines at the GRB to apply for food assistance after Harvey. A former Assistant Secretary of State tells us how the politics of refugee assistance has changed over the years. Our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week's news. And a new exhibit opens at the MFAH on the life and work of fashion designer Oscar de la Renta.

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Full Show: Lingering Post-Harvey Health Concerns, And Inside Chinese Public Schools (Sept. 27, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday's edition of Houston Matters: We learn what health hazards still remain a month after Harvey. We engage in our weekly political roundup. And journalist Lenora Chu takes us inside the intense world of the Chinese public school system.

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Full Show: Political Roundup, And Houston Restaurants Help Out After Harvey (Sept. 20, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday’s edition of Houston Matters: We discuss the latest political stories. We learn how local restaurants have stepped up to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. And some New Orleans musicians help out their Houston counterparts after the storm.