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Full Show: Space Station Privatization, And Virtual Field Trips (Feb. 22, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We get the latest from a conference on flood prevention. We discuss what privatizing the International Space Station could mean for Houston. Barbecue icon Ronnie Killen talks about his craft. And we visit a program that aims to get kids out into nature using some ironic means.

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Full Show: Lessons From The Columbia Disaster, And Our Unpredictable Texas Weather (Jan. 31, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We look back at the space shuttle Columbia disaster, 15 years later. We discuss the latest political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston. State climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon discusses the roller coaster that is Texas weather. And we learn about Houston Grand Opera's production of Elektra.

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50 Years Later: How Star Trek Has Influenced Space City

Posted on · Houston Matters discusses the legacy and impact of Star Trek on Greater Houston with Matt Abbott, flight director at Johnson Space Center, and Dr. Dorit Donoviel, deputy chief scientist with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute.

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Cosmic Collisions: Neil deGrasse Tyson Says None Of Us Would Be Here Without Them

Posted on · Ahead of his Houston lecture on Jan. 15, Tyson tells Houston Matters producer Joshua Zinn that without cosmic objects like asteroids colliding with other bodies like the earth, the dinosaurs would still be at the top of the food chain. And he discusses the challenges science faces these days.

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Full Show: Back To The Moon, And Money Raised For Harvey Relief (Dec. 12, 2017)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We discuss Pres. Trump's decision to send astronauts back to the moon. We take a closer look at where money for Harvey relief is being spent. Author Reza Aslan talks about his book, God: A Human History. And a local artist turns debris found on Houston streets into art.