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Full Show: Hearing On Ft. Bend Graves, And Rules For Holiday Driving (Nov. 19, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: The fate of nearly 100 historic graves in Ft. Bend County may be decided today. We learn about efforts to soften the noise from sonic booms off the Texas coast. We discuss the rules of the road for holiday travel. We hear from former Obama speechwriter David Litt. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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Full Show: Census Trial, And Houston’s Connection To Jonestown (Nov. 16, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: A trial is wrapping up over a potentially thorny question on the 2020 Census. We explore Houston's connection to the Jonestown massacre. We break down The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week's news. And Chef David Cordúa discusses his new program showcasing the rich diversity of Houston's culture and food.

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Full Show: Texas Children In Poverty, And Lessons From American Presidents At War (Nov. 15, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: A new study says one in five Texas children lives in poverty. Historian Michael Beschloss discusses his book, Presidents of War. We answer your winter gardening questions. And performers tell us about their show, Midtown Live.

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Full Show: Curbing Youth Violence, And Comparing Houston’s Transit System (Nov. 14, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We consider how the city’s addressing youth gun violence. Our experts break down the latest political stories. We discuss how Houston's transit system measures up nationally. And Jessica Wilbanks tells her story of walking away from faith.

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Full Show: Remembering Stan Lee, And Howard Hughes The Womanizer (Nov. 13, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We learn why authorities have searched the offices of a prominent attorney. Plus, we remember comic book icon Stan Lee. Then, writer Karina Longworth uses Howard Hughes to illustrate some of the challenges women faced in the Golden Age of Hollywood. Plus, we discuss the contributions of women in the arts. And we meet Houston's new youth poet laureate.

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Full Show: Troops Arrive At The Texas Border, And Improving Teacher Diversity (Nov. 12, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's show: The first U.S. troops have arrived at the Texas border. Plus, we learn about sulfur dioxide emissions from Texas coal plants. Then, we discuss efforts to improve the diversity of teachers around the state. And Jeff Balke updates us on sports.

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Full Show: USA Gymnastics Case, And Rapper Bun B On His Love Of Film (Nov. 9, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We get the latest on Walker County's case against former USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny, Then, we offer you a chance to share the good news from your life. Plus, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And rapper Bun B talks about his love of film.

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Full Show: Madeleine Albright On Bipartisanship, And Remembering Filmmaker James Blue (Nov. 8, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: After losing his re-election bid, a judge releases many of the juvenile defendants who had cases before him. Then, former Sec. of State Madeleine Albright discusses the need for bipartisanship in foreign policy. Plus, a new documentary tells the story of Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker James Blue, who spent much of his career in Houston. And a new performance explores the impact of Houston’s drag scene on the LGBT rights movement.

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Full Show: Post-Election Analysis, And Houston’s Best Vegetarian And Vegan Food (Nov. 7, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Our political analysts break down the results from Election Day. Then, Ben Reiter discusses his book, Astroball. Plus, local food writers talk about their favorite places to get vegetarian and vegan cuisine. And we learn about some postcards from a soldier fighting World War I and their connection to Houston.

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Full Show: Election Day, and When Women Ruled the World (Nov. 6, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We survey the scene on Election Day. A renowned Egyptologist tells us about a time when women ruled the world. We learn about a short film about a veteran's experience with PTSD. And we learn about the new facility for The Menil Drawing Institute.

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Full Show: Sutherland Springs Anniversary, And Houston’s Changing Skyline (Nov. 5, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn how candidates are spending the final hours of campaigning. And we check in on Sutherland Springs a year after the mass shooting there. Plus, we examine ways local governments can change to keep up with Houston's growth. We tour downtown to learn the stories behind Houston's skyscrapers. And Jeff Balke updates us on local sports.

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Full Show: Early Voting Turnout, and Mystery Science Theater’s Joel Hodgson (Nov. 2, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Early voting ends today and has already surpassed all of 2014 in Harris County. Then, we discuss how nurses are perceived in culture. Plus, our non-experts break down the week's news. And Joel Hodgson of Mystery Science Theater 3000 discusses the art of mocking bad movies.

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Full Show: Legally Defining Gender, and Cartoonist Ngozi Ukazu (Nov. 1, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: A new report says public defenders in Harris County's juvenile courts aren't getting assigned enough cases. The Trump administration is considering altering the legal definition of gender. Houston-raised cartoonist Ngozi Ukazu discusses her popular hockey-themed web comic, Check, Please! And local band The Wheel Workers performs.

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Full Show: Political Roundup, and Texas Horror Films (Oct. 31, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We preview open enrollment for health care plans in Texas. Our experts break down the latest political stories. Local film critic Dustin Chase discusses Texas movies. And author Joe R. Lansdale tells us about his writing.

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Full Show: Birthright Citizenship, and Divided Views on Immigration in Texas (Oct. 30, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Pres. Trump wants to end the practice of birthright citizenship. We examine how opinions on immigration vary across Texas. We discuss how to deal with an Alzheimer's diagnosis. A photographer documents the changing scene along the U.S.-Mexico border. And we learn about efforts to save the endangered Attwater's prairie chicken.