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Full Show: The Supreme Court And Abortion Rights, And The Tamarie Cooper Show (July 6, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We discuss how Scott Pruitt's resignation from the EPA might affect Houston. Then, we explore how a new Supreme Court justice might affect abortion law. Our non-experts weigh The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And actor Tamarie Cooper talks about 21 years of hosting her annual, full-scale musical comedy show.

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Full Show: What Asylum-Seekers Are Fleeing, And Comedian Mo Amer (June 29, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn what drives so many asylum seekers to flee their home countries in Central and South America and make the dangerous journey to the United States. Then, our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of The Week’s News. And Houston Comedian Mo Amer talks about his journey into comedy and his fateful plane ride with Eric Trump.

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Full Show: Different Perspectives From Houston’s LGBTQ+ Community, And Competitive Video Gaming (June 22, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn how immigration legislation might affect the local construction industry. Then, we talk with three local LGBTQ+ activists about their experiences as part of different generations of the same community. Also, we discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And we learn about competitive video game teams in Greater Houston.

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Full Show: Heart Transplants, And Changing The Narrative About Gun Owners (June 15, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Baylor St. Luke’s restarts its heart transplant program. A researcher wants to change the narrative about guns and gun owners. Plus, our panel of non-experts discusses the The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week’s news. And we learn about outsider art in Texas.

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Full Show: The Intersection Of Faith And Science, And Stolen Paintings From WWII (June 8, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Mayor Sylvester Turner says he’s joining other mayors to ask the federal government to stop separating undocumented families at the border. Then, we discuss how faith and science intersect. We break down The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week’s news. And a local artist reinterprets artwork stolen by the Nazis during World War II as body art.

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Full Show: Former Texans Cheerleaders File Lawsuit, And Concerns Heading Into Another Hurricane Season (June 1, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn about the lawsuit filed by former Houston Texans cheerleaders. We discuss how experiences during Harvey could be dangerously shaping how we approach future storms. We break down The Good, Bad, And The Ugly of the week's news. And we learn about the flock of chickens that's taken up residence at Sam Houston State.

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Full Show: Comicpalooza, And Superfluous Superheroes (May 25, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday’s Houston Matters: We broadcast live from the convention floor at Comicpalooza, where we discuss what conventions like it mean for Greater Houston, the saturation of superheroes in pop culture, and The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week’s news. Plus, we learn about the three different film festivals happening at Comicpalooza.