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Friday’s Show: Education Update, And A Runner Overcomes An Eating Disorder (Jan. 17, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: A preview of MLK Day festivities, an update local education issues, The Good, Bad, and Ugly of the week's news, and a local marathoner with Olympic hopes overcomes an eating disorder.

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Thursday’s Show: The Race For Congressional District 22, And Poet Nick Flynn (Jan. 16, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn about the race for Congressional District 22, a new study about the health of Harris County, rapper SaulPaul tells his story, and Nick Flynn talks about his new collection of poetry.

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Tuesday’s Show: Astros Punished For Sign Stealing (Jan. 14, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: The Astros are hit with harsh punishments after their sign-stealing scandal. City Controller Chris Brown discusses the city's finances. We meet the new provost at Rice, an expert on the science of earthquakes. And we examine the financial and social challenges faced by small town America.

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Friday’s Show: Growing Gentrification, And How Texas Shaped Janis Joplin (Jan. 10, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Why gentrification here is outpacing other Texas cities, how tensions with Iran might affect the oil and gas industry, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news, and how Texas shaped the music of Janis Joplin.

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Thursday’s Show: The College Admissions Process, And Black Maternal Mortality (Jan. 9, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Safety concerns stall construction on the ship channel bridge. We discuss how colleges decide who gets in. We learn how Project Row Houses is taking on the issue of black maternal mortality. And we visit a traveling exhibition of art made from LEGOs.

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Wednesday’s Show: How Texas Oil And Gas Contributes To Greenhouse Gas Increases, And The Best Places To Eat In West Houston (Jan. 8, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: The role Texas oil and gas companies play in rises in greenhouse gases, our weekly political roundup, food writers discuss their favorite places to eat in west Houston, and a new documentary details Harvey rescue efforts.

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Friday’s Show: Why Houston’s The Place To Go To College If You Want To Be An Entrepreneur (Jan. 3, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We preview the Texans' playoff matchup against Buffalo, we learn why Houston is such a great place to go to school if you want to be an entrepreneur, a local chef explores the depths of Texas seafood, and inside the musical adaptation of The Color Purple.

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Friday’s Show: Holiday Travel, And Recapping The Biggest News Of The Year (Dec. 20, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: The perils of traveling over the holidays. We debate the biggest local news story of the year. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And a tour bus takes us to the city's best Christmas lights.

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Thursday’s Show: Illegal Air Pollution, And The Future Of Cinema (Dec. 19, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Surprising findings about illegal air pollution, the potential extinction of movie theaters, a discussion of the new Star Wars film, and a famous home becomes a winter wonderland.