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What are the duties of attorneys and judges in criminal appeals?

Posted on · Houston Matters discusses what a recent ruling related to a mistake made by a high-profile attorney says about the expectations of appellate lawyers and judges and what criminal defendants should know about the process.

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Deaths at the Harris County Jail, and the president of the NAACP (Oct. 6, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We learn more about a pair of recent deaths at the Harris County Jail and what role overcrowding at the facility may have played. And the national president of the NAACP talks about what needs to be done to achieve racial equity in this country.

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Other legal questions spawned by the Dobbs ruling (July 28, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Local officials take action against Union Pacific, citing pollution in Kashmere Gardens and the Fifth Ward. And we discuss some other legal questions the recent Dobbs ruling has spawned.

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Council Member Tarsha Jackson, and how big oil cast doubt on climate change (April 19, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: City Council Member Tarsha Jackson discusses issues facing the city, we discuss the fossil fuel industry’s history of casting doubt and delaying action on climate change, and local baker Hemlata "Hemu" Basumatary from the Netflix baking show Is It Cake? talks about her craft.

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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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Thursday’s Show: The Legacy Of George P. Mitchell, And What To Believe When Products Claim Certain Health Benefits (Oct. 10, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: A new biography of billionaire Texas oilman George P. Mitchell, what ancient coins can tell us about history, and knowing what to believe when products claim certain health benefits.

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Full Show: Supreme Court Rulings, And Inside The Flood Control Bond Projects (June 25, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We analyze the latest Supreme Court rulings. We take a closer look at the flood control projects voters will cast ballots on in August. And we get an update on Houston Sports.

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