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Full Show: Lessons For Houston From Superstorm Sandy (Sept. 22, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We find out what the city controller is learning from his counterpart in New York City about recovering from Hurricane Sandy. We compare FEMA's response to Sandy with what's happened so far following Harvey. And we learn the forgotten backstory of the Astros' iconic rainbow uniforms.

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Proposed Property Tax Hike, And Spraying For Mosquitoes From The Air: The Good, Bad, & Ugly Of The News

Posted on · From the mayor's proposed property tax increase to pay for flood recovery, to spraying for mosquitoes from the air -- our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of this week’s news.

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Full Show: Extended Days At Some HISD Schools, And Previewing ‘The Vietnam War’ (Sept. 15, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday’s edition of Houston Matters: Students at a dozen HISD campuses will have longer school days to make up for lost time after Harvey. We examine the process of cleaning up storm debris in one neighborhood. And Ken Burns and Lynn Novick preview their new documentary series The Vietnam War.

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Traffic After Harvey, And Fertitta Buys The Rockets: The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of The News

Posted on · From especially bad traffic after Harvey, to JJ Watt's fundraising for Harvey relief, to Tilman Fertitta buying the Rockets -- our panel of “non-experts” discusses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of this week's news.

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Full Show: American Red Cross Response To Harvey, And Writer Rodrigo Hasbún (Sept. 8, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday's edition of Houston Matters: We learn more about American Red Cross relief efforts in Greater Houston. Our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week's news. And writer Rodrigo Hasbún talks about his novel Affections.

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Full Show: Spike In Teen Pregnancy, And The Good, Bad And Ugly Of The Week’s News (Aug.18, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: A new study suggests a rise in teen pregnancy and birth rates corresponds with funding cuts from the Texas government. We discuss The Good, The Bad And The Ugly of the week’s news. And we tour an exhibit of Islamic art at Houston City Hall.

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Full Show: Kicking The Budget Can Down The Road, And NASA Scientist Jailed In Turkey (Aug. 11, 2017)

Posted on · Houston Matters learns about some creative accounting measures lawmakers are using to balance the state budget and the challenges that will create for the next legislature. And we take a closer look at the case of Serkan Golge, a Houstonian imprisoned in Turkey for more than a year.

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Full Show: Updates On The Future Of The GOP’s Heath Care Reform Bill, The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of News, And Live From The Houston Shakespeare Festival (July 28,2017)

Posted on · What lies ahead for the Republicans on a new effort to repeal and replace the ACA, when faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating “non-expert” panel to parse the good, the bad, and the ugly of it all. Also Houston Matters' Maggie Martin reports live from Miller Outdoor Theatre at The Houston Shakespeare Festival.