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Thursday’s Houston Matters: City Cancels The State GOP Convention, And Examining Work Practices At Drug Rehab Facilities (July 9, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The Texas GOP's in-person convention is cancelled, an investigation into work practices at drug and alcohol rehab facilities, new opinions from SCOTUS, and developing walkable spaces near transit centers.

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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Supreme Court Upholds DACA, And The Intersection Of Food And Politics (June 18, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The U.S. Supreme Court upholds DACA. Plus, with Quaker Oats retiring the Aunt Jemima brand, we discuss the intersection of politics and food. Plus we get an update on recent stories in the immigration and education beats.

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Wednesday’s Show: Outbreaks At Nursing Homes, Constitutional Rights Amid A Crisis, And Nora Dunn (April 8, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Dealing with coronavirus outbreaks at nursing homes, how we balance Constitutional rights with the special circumstances of a global pandemic, our weekly political roundup, and SNL alum Nora Dunn.

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Houston Student Sues School District Over Expulsion For Sitting During Pledge

Posted on · India Landry, a senior from Windfern High School, is suing her school district after being expelled for not standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. We learn about her case and discuss our national fixation on things that are largely symbolic.

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As Supreme Court Term Ends, What Rulings Affect Texas?

Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court just wrapped up its latest term. What were the biggest cases the High Court handed down, and what could they mean for you? We talk with constitutional law scholars Josh Blackman and Rocky Rhodes of South Texas College of Law Houston.

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Reviewing the Supreme Court Session, and Defining Patriotism: Friday’s Show (June 30, 2017)

Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court just wrapped up its latest term. What were the biggest cases the High Court handed down, and what could they mean for you? We talk with constitutional law scholars Josh Blackman and Rocky Rhodes of South Texas College of Law Houston. Also this hour, with the Fourth of July approaching, we […]

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Do Recent Voting and Immigration Laws Mean Texas is Racist?

Posted on · Since March, three different Texas voting laws have been struck down by the courts as intentionally discriminatory. And the Texas Legislature recently passed Senate Bill 4, the so-called "sanctuary cities ban," which many immigrants rights' groups are concerned will lead to racial profiling. That string of news got us wondering – is Texas racist? Does […]

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Analysis of Former FBI Director James Comey’s Senate Testimony

Posted on · (Above: Former FBI Director James Comey, who will testify before the Senate today. AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Former FBI Director James Comey testified for about two hours Thursday before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. He faced questions about his conversations with President Donald Trump, the FBI’s investigation of possible Trump campaign connections to Russia, and […]

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Gerrymandering Ruling, Superbugs, and Sgt. Pepper: Thursday’s Show (June 1, 2017)

Posted on · Gerrymandering is the process by which congressional districts are drawn in a way that heavily favors one party over the other. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that North Carolina had violated the Constitution by doing this very thing — drawing district lines according to race. After similar rulings in Alabama and Virginia, could Texas […]