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What Are The Implications Of The New Abortion Law On Women, Texans, And The Country?

Posted on · The Supreme Court declined to block the law in a 5 to 4 vote. The new Texas law states that abortions are banned after "cardiac activity" is detected in the fetus, estimated at six weeks, without exemptions for incest or rape.

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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Monitoring Air Pollution During Storms, And The Week In Politics (Sept. 23, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Tropical Storm Beta provides air quality information for Harris County, our weekly political roundup, a bug expert answers your questions, and an author returns to Texas 40 years after a falling out.

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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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Plenty Of Women Have Been Shortlisted For The Supreme Court — But Mostly For Show

Posted on · The new book "Shortlisted" explores the women considered for the nation's highest court, mainly to create the appearance of diversity while maintaining the status quo.

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Thursday’s Show: State Taking Over Houston’s Harvey Relief Program, And A Blueprint For Going Back To School (May 14, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: The state takeover of the city's Harvey homeowner relief program, a blueprint for going back to school, and women shortlisted for the Supreme Court over the years.

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Tuesday’s Show: DACA At The Supreme Court, And Author Elizabeth Gilbert (Nov. 12, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: The union representing Houston teachers takes issue with plans for a state takeover of HISD, the Supreme Court hears arguments on three cases related to DACA, a local ornithologist answers your bird-related questions, and writer Elizabeth Gilbert talks about her new novel.