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Friday’s Show: Houston’s Economic Forecast For 2020, And The Year’s Best New Restaurants (Dec. 6, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We dig into the 2020 economic forecast for Houston. Local food writers continue their discussion of their favorite new restaurants of the year. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And we learn about a new play called Baby Screams Miracle.

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Thursday’s Show: Examining The STAAR Test, And Houston’s Best New Restaurants (Dec. 5, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: The results from a state-ordered study of this year’s STAAR exams, the best new restaurants of 2019, how human exploration has changed civilization, and local fashion designer Alan Gonzalez discusses his appearance on the new season of Project Runway.

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Wednesday’s Show: Mayoral Candidate Interviews, And Jay Leno (Dec. 4, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We hear highlights from recent conversations with the two candidates in the runoff election for Houston mayor. We learn about a new piece from the Houston Symphony celebrating the history of NASA. And retired Tonight Show host Jay Leno talks about his career.

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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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Monday’s Show: Ex-Felons As Candidates, And Embedded With White Supremacists (Dec. 2, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: The latest on the runoff race for Houston City Council District B, the latest efforts to treat HIV/AIDS, lessons from six years studying white supremacist groups, and the latest on Houston sports.