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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.

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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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Documentary Shares Perspectives of Those Who’d Be Affected By a Border Wall

Posted on · Behind all the rhetoric and political discourse about President Trump’s proposed wall along the US-Mexico Border are real people who would be affected by it – border patrol agents, ranchers and undocumented immigrants. A new documentary called Beyond the Wall aims to put viewers in the shoes of those people as it explores the complex […]

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State Funding for Higher Education Shrinks as Families Face Increases in College Tuition

Posted on · A new series from The Texas Tribune highlights the struggles Texans face in paying for college in the state – and also the struggle the state faces in funding its public colleges and universities. Reporter Matthew Watkins joins us to discuss what the Tribune has found out about both plights and how it all affects […]

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How Will Fewer Regulations Affect Houstonians? Thursday’s Show (February 9, 2017)

Posted on · President Trump says he’s going to seriously roll back regulations on businesses. So, for a city like Houston with so much industry, what would that mean for us? On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss how fewer regulations might affect business and the environment in Greater Houston. Joining us for this conversation is Adrian […]

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Vote Reignites Debate Over Teaching Evolution and Creationism in Texas Schools

Posted on · On Wednesday (Feb. 1, 2017), the Texas Board of Education held a preliminary vote on science standards, which some worry could make room for the teaching of creationism in science classrooms. We learn more from Texas Tribune reporter Aliyya Swaby, and then discuss famous court battles over evolution and creationism with Josh Blackman from South […]

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Science Standards in Texas Schools: Tuesday’s Show (February 7, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday (Feb. 1, 2017), the Texas Board of Education held a preliminary vote on science standards, which some worry could make room for the teaching of creationism in science classrooms. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more from Texas Tribune reporter Aliyya Swaby, and then discuss famous court battles over evolution and […]

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Texas Axing Planned Parenthood from Medicaid

Posted on · The Texas Health and Human Services Commission delivered a final legal notice to defund Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid program. In a provision under the state and federal law pertaining to Medicaid providers, the Office of the Inspector General wrote that the group is “not qualified to provide medical services in a professionally competent, safe, […]