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Full Show: Dealing With Social Media Backlash, and Texas After the Civil War (Aug. 13, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We discuss how local arts organizations view sexual assault allegations. We examine how local businesses deal with social media landmines. We learn what life was like for freed slaves in Texas after the Civil War. Veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller answers your pet care questions. And Jeff Balke updates us on local sports.

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Full Show: Houston Restaurant Weeks, And Writer Michael Arceneaux (Aug. 6, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: The largest health insurer in Texas is implementing a stricter review process for ER claims. Local food writers preview Houston Restaurant Weeks. Writer Michael Arceneaux talks about his book, “I Can’t Date Jesus." And Jeff Balke updates us on local sports.

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Full Show: Problems With The Flood Insurance Program, And Preserving Memories Of Harvey (July 30, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: As more people buy flood insurance, we learn what challenges the program faces. And we discover why HPD officers are learning Mandarin Chinese. Then, two local researchers explain why Harvey was a wake-up call regarding nature and our changing climate. Plus, we learn about a project to preserve Houstonians' memories of the storm. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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Full Show: Stories From The Storm, And The Impact Of Rising Temperatures (July 23, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: A local group is concerned an end to DACA would hurt the Houston economy. We meet a teacher who invited a student and her family to move in with her after Harvey. We examine the effects of rising temperatures across the country. And we get an update on Houston sports.

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New Book Chronicles Houston Astros’ Road to World Series Victory

Posted on · Sports Illustrated’s Ben Reiter's, new book “Astroball: The New Way to Win It All.” In 2014 he predicted the Houston Astros would win the World Series in 2017. He talks with producer Michael Hagerty about his book and how he reacted when his prediction was realized.

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Full Show: How Supreme Court Justices Are Vetted And Chosen, And Stories From The Storm (July 9, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We discuss how Supreme Court nominees are selected, a new U.S. Geological Survey post-Harvey, Houston Public Media's Stories from the Storm series with the story of how Gallery Furniture became a refuge during Harvey, Then, Dr. Lori Teller answers your pet care questions. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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Full Show: Addressing The DNA Backlog, And Correcting History (July 2, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We examine how some international news might affect global trade with Houston. Then, we discuss efforts to solve a backlog of DNA evidence. We explore examples of mis-remembered history. And we get an update on local sports.