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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: Sen. Ted Cruz Candidate Interview, and Activist DeRay Mckesson (Sept. 13, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: HISD could disband its special education committee this week. Sen. Ted Cruz answers listener questions. Activist DeRay Mckesson discusses his work. And a new book reflects on contemporary art in Houston.

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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: Voter Registration Challenges, And Sylvia Garcia Candidate Interview (Sept. 4, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: The Louisiana Cajun Navy prepares to help as Tropical Storm Gordon heads for Mississippi. We examines challenges to voter registration in Greater Houston. Democratic Congressional candidate Sylvia Garcia answers listener questions. And Jeff Balke updates us on local sports.

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Full Show: Mexico Trade Deal, And Todd Litton Candidate Interview (Aug 28, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We examine what the new, tentative trade deal with Mexico could mean for Houston. We continue our series of candidate interviews with Todd Litton, who's running for Congressional District 2. Then, local comedians discuss the fine art of being funny in a politically correct world. And Julie Beasley talks about her children's book, H is for Harvey.