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Umair Shah On Departing Harris County Public Health (Nov. 18, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The county's top public health official explains why he's leaving the job, and we learn about the extra precautions Texas universities are taking in the face of increasing cases of COVID-19.

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Tuesday’s Show: How A State Takeover Of HISD Would Work, And Practicing Haitian Vodou (Dec. 3, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We examine the history of the Port Neches chemical plant where explosions and a fire occurred last week. An expert walks us through how the impending state takeover of the HISD board might work. A bug expert answers your questions. And we meet a local practitioner of the Haitian Vodou religion.

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Full Show: Vetting Sources In Breaking News, And Plans To Eliminate Student Debt (July 1, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: How news organizations vet their sources during breaking news, how plans to eliminate student debt might work, a firsthand account of the situation at the Texas-Mexico border, and an update on Houston sports.

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Full Show: Legally Defining Gender, and Cartoonist Ngozi Ukazu (Nov. 1, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: A new report says public defenders in Harris County's juvenile courts aren't getting assigned enough cases. The Trump administration is considering altering the legal definition of gender. Houston-raised cartoonist Ngozi Ukazu discusses her popular hockey-themed web comic, Check, Please! And local band The Wheel Workers performs.

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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.