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Full Show: Criminal Charges Against ITC, And Restoring Historic Buildings (April 30, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We explore Harris County’s efforts to prosecute more environmental crimes, we discuss the challenge of restoring historic buildings, and a documentary delves into the mental toll of the Vietnam War.

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Full Show: Texas Population Growth, And Reparations For Slavery (April 18, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: New Census numbers for Texas, getting more families to vaccinate, examining Houston’s air quality, paying reparations for slavery, and poet Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton.

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Full Show: Benzene In The Ship Channel, And HISD Ordered To Suspend Superintendent Search (March 26, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: An environmental group finds benzene in the ship channel, HISD is ordered to suspend its superintendent search, a national conference in Houston addresses cyber security issues facing the oil and gas industry, a local apartment locator shares some tricks of his trade, and a local police department plans to purchase gun-mounted cameras.

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Full Show: Challenges Community Colleges Face, And Surviving Sexual Abuse (March 7, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Congressional Democrats want more information about a decision not to use a NASA jet to monitor air quality after Harvey. Then, we discuss the challenges community colleges face. Plus, online educator Sal Khan talks about his work. And a sexual abuse survivor shares his story.

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Full Show: Spotting Pollution After Harvey, And Houston’s Best Pizza (March 6, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Why a state official rejected NASA's offer to fly a pollution-detecting plane over Houston after Harvey. Our weekly political roundup. The best places for pizza in town. And filmmaker Patrick Wang discusses his feature film, A Bread Factory.

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Full Show: Stress After The 2016 Election, And A Lost Boy Of Sudan (May 3, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn about hotspots of the dangerous chemical dioxin found in some area waterways. Then, a new study seems to indicate an increase in stress after the 2016 election. Plus, a former Lost Boy of Sudan shares his story. And we bid farewell to Houston Public Media's Edel Howlin.

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Does The Clean Water Act Need More Teeth?

Posted on · A new report says Texas industrial facilities had the most incidences of pollution being released into waterways at levels beyond what federal law allows. Houston Matters learns more and discusses what can be done to prevent such pollution.

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Full Show: Industrial Plants And Water Pollution, And Writer William T. Vollmann On Climate Change (April 12, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn more about a caravan of migrants arriving in Houston today to discuss the state’s so-called sanctuary cities law. We delve deeper into Houston's "apartment epidemic." We examine a new report about water pollution in Texas. Writer William T. Vollmann discusses his new two-volume series on climate change. And we learn about Sam Houston State's National Book Awards Festival.