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Full Show: Primary Election Runoff Day, And Hurricane Season Preparedness (May 22, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We recap what's at stake in the runoffs in the Texas primary election. We discuss the ethical questions raised by research on human embryos. We go shopping for an emergency kit with Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. And we learn about the diverse musical acts coming to Houston this summer.

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Full Show: Heart Transplant Complications, Political Roundup, And A Mariachi Opera (May 16, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We examine why heart transplant patients at one Houston hospital have had more complications than others. We get an update on the state of the energy industry and on environmental issues facing the region. Our experts break down the latest national, state, and local political stories. And we learn about an opera featuring mariachi music.


Full Show: Mapping The DNA Of All Life On Earth, And Ira Glass (May 9, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We learn about efforts to reduce flooding in area bayous and how underground tunnels might help. We discuss the week's political news and learn about efforts to map the genome of every species on earth. And we talk with Ira Glass about lessons he's learned in his public radio career.

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Study: Stress And Even OCD Symptoms On The Rise After 2016 Election

Posted on · Research from Baylor College of Medicine indicates that, following the 2016 election, many individuals have reported intrusive thoughts -- and even ritualistic behaviors -- associated with anxiety and stress related specifically to the state of politics.