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Full Show: Plastic Bag Bans, And The Effect Of Gas Prices On Houston’s Economy (Jan. 11, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We consider our city’s history of trying to ban plastic bags and why those efforts have failed. Then, we learn how fluctuating gas prices affect Houston's economy. Plus, we discuss whether Houston is any closer to living up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream than we were a generation ago. And we preview the Battle of the Bands marching competition.

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DiverseCity: The Perspective of a First-Generation College Graduate

Posted on · We meet Houstonian Yolanda Norman. She’s originally from Memphis and has been in Houston since 2007. She’s a first-generation college graduate and is currently a doctoral student. She talks about the rarity of women of color in tenured faculty at universities and about her experience as the first in her family to go to college. She […]