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Full Show: Vote Delayed On Sewage Plan, Political Roundup, And Women’s Football In The ’70s (July 17, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: A vote is delayed on a plan to address sewage spills, the legacy of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, our weekly political roundup, two generations of NASA flight directors from the same family, and remembering the Houston Herricanes women's football team.

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Full Show: More Extreme Heat In Texas’ Future, And The Legacy Of Apollo 11 (July 16, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Scientists predict more extreme heat in Texas' future, the legacy of Apollo 11, outgoing higher ed commissioner Raymund Paredes, and synth-pop pioneer Howard Jones.

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Full Show: Preventing HIV/AIDS, And How Air Conditioning Shaped Houston (July 15, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Efforts to prevent new cases of HIV/AIDS, how air conditioning shaped the city, two astronauts from different eras have a conversation, and the latest on Houston sports.

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Full Show: Complaints Against A Faith-Based Health Share Company, And The Rockets Land Russell Westbrook (July 12, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Consumer complaints against a faith-based health share company, the Rockets acquire a former MVP, what drives Texas voters to the polls, The Good, Bad, and Ugly of the weeks' news, and Houstonians' favorite hidden gems.

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Full Show: Tropical Storm Barry Update, And Looming Immigration Raids (July 11, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: The latest on Tropical Storm Barry, ICE raids are expected to hit several major U.S. cities this weekend, resources for victims of domestic violence, answers to your eye care questions, and Houston native Michaela Abam talks about playing in the World Cup.

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Full Show: What New Petrochemical Projects Mean For The Region, And Playing Cricket In Prairie View (July 10, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We learn what plans for several new petrochemical plants mean for the region, we discuss the week in politics, we learn how law enforcement overcomes language barriers, and we visit new cricket fields in Prairie View.

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Full Show: Hurricane Season Preparedness, And One Architect’s Dream To Repurpose The Astrodome (July 9, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We continue to monitor and prepare you for potential storms between now and the end of hurricane season, and architect James Richards discusses his proposal to repurpose the Astrodome. We also talk with several members of Houston's Mahatma Gandhi District, and we hear from Houston-based jazz/soul singer, Madeline Edwards.

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Full Show: Affordable Care Act Case In Texas, And Rerouting I-45 (July 8, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn what a Texas court case could mean for the Affordable Care Act, we discuss plans to re-rout I-45 through downtown, we meet the first woman to serve in NASA’s Mission Control, and Jeff Balke updates us on sports.

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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: Father And Daughter Memorial At The Border, And HISD Budget Approved 5-1 (June 28, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Immigration reporter Elizabeth Trovall tells us about a memorial at the border for a father and daughter, and we discuss the HISD board approving its budget. There's also our weekly installment of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, and 'Unwrap Your Candies Now,' co-host Catherine Lu talks with members of the Apollo Chamber Players.

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Full Show: The U.S. Supreme Court’s Final Decisions, And Last Night’s Democratic Presidential Debate Overview (June 27, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We examine the U.S. Supreme Court's final opinions as they end their term, Houston Matters' host Craig Cohen gives us an overview of last night's Democratic presidential debate, and we look at efforts to reduce suicides in Harris County jails. We also speak with local American Ninja Warrior Daniel Gil, and the folks involved in the rock opera Speeding Motorcycle.

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Full Show: Kinder Morgan Wins Texas Eminent Domain Challenge, And Wrongful Conviction Compensation Denied (June 26, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Eminent domain in Texas, why a wrongfully-convicted death row prisoner was denied compensation, the latest developments in national, state and local politics, and the logistical challenges facing the concept of reparation. Plus, Ernie Manouse talks to Seth Andrew Bridges, who stars in the Alley Theatre’s production of The Three Musketeers.

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Full Show: DA Ogg Requests Additional Funds To Hire Prosecutors, And Why We Are Emotionally Attached To Local Brands (June 25, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: The Harris County Commissioners Court considers DA Ogg's request for additional prosecutors, and we discuss why we're emotionally attached to local brands, and the evolution of language.