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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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Full Show: The Future Of Houston’s Workforce, And Life On A Boys Ranch (May 1, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We discuss the reliability of Texas' energy grid and consider the challenges facing Houston's workforce. Then, a former Congressman talks about growing up on a boys ranch. And a new book tells the story of the 2017 Astros against the backdrop of Hurricane Harvey and illustrates what the championship meant for the city.

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Harvey Impacted Houstonians In More Ways Than One: Houston Area Survey

Posted on · 'I think, at least, the Harvey experience has reinforced the growing awareness that climate change is not some invention of liberals or something,' said Stephen Klineberg, author of the report, 'but that is a real phenomenon that is going to affect Houston in a variety of ways.'

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Full Show: What The Annual Houston Area Survey Tells Us About Our City (April 23, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn what the 2018 Houston Area Survey tells us about Houstonians and their lives. And we check in on the latest Houston sports stories.

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Full Show: End-Of-Life Care, And Re-Negotiating NAFTA (April 16, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: In light of former First Lady Barbara Bush’s decision to seek comfort care, we discuss how medical specialists work with patients and their families to make those decisions. Then, we discuss the re-negotiation of NAFTA. Plus, we learn the forgotten story behind the creation of the Astros' iconic rainbow uniforms. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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Full Show: The Future Of Offshore Drilling, And Actor Sean Penn (April 10, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We learn about college enrollment by HISD grads, we find out where the offshore drilling industry is headed, actor Sean Penn talks about his new novel, and we learn about the annual CounterCurrent festival.

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Full Show: Mixing Politics And Culture, And Studying Houston Dialects (March 20, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We get an update on the latest explosion in Texas and whether it's connected to four others in Austin. Then, we discuss whether or not celebrities, athletes and other public figures should weigh in on political matters. Plus, a local researcher tells us about her work studying the ways Houstonians speak. And we visit an exhibit of African art.