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Full Show: The New American Economy, And Stories from the Storm (July 16, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: A group called New American Economy released data showing how much Houston's economy is affected by immigrants, and Houston Public Media’s 'Stories from the Storm', featuring community leaders and everyday Houstonians reflecting on the value of a community and coming together in times of need.

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Full Show: City’s First Certified Autism Center, And The History Of Baseball In Houston (July 12, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Our state’s comptroller says lawmakers will have an extra 2-point-7 billion dollars for the next legislative session in January, we learn about the first Certified Autism Center in Houston, the history of baseball in the Bayou City, and local Poet Laureate Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton and the first-of-its-kind summit called The Colony.

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Full Show: Political Roundup, And Houston Public Media’s ‘Stories From The Storm’ (July 11, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We discuss a Baytown pipe manufacturer exemption request on imported steel and aluminum tariffs. Our political experts discuss the latest national, state, and local political stories, and Houston Public Media’s 'Stories from the Storm' series featuring stories from community leaders and everyday Houstonians on how Harvey changed lives. Plus, we learn what went wrong at Worthing High.

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Full Show: Court-Imposed Deadline Reunites Migrant Children With Their Families, And Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh (July 10, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We learn that dozens of migrant children under 5 will be reunited with their families today, Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court. If confirmed, what would his appointment to the High Court mean for Texas. We learn repeatedly-flooded homes are costing taxpayers $1 Billion, we talk with Native Americans from Houston who says they're an invisible minority, and Sports Illustrated writer Ben Reiter's, new book “Astroball: The New Way to Win It All.”

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Full Show: How Supreme Court Justices Are Vetted And Chosen, And Stories From The Storm (July 9, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We discuss how Supreme Court nominees are selected, a new U.S. Geological Survey post-Harvey, Houston Public Media's Stories from the Storm series with the story of how Gallery Furniture became a refuge during Harvey, Then, Dr. Lori Teller answers your pet care questions. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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Full Show: The Supreme Court And Abortion Rights, And The Tamarie Cooper Show (July 6, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We discuss how Scott Pruitt's resignation from the EPA might affect Houston. Then, we explore how a new Supreme Court justice might affect abortion law. Our non-experts weigh The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And actor Tamarie Cooper talks about 21 years of hosting her annual, full-scale musical comedy show.

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Full Show: Flooding After Harvey, And Stories From Texas (July 5, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: After flooding on the Fourth of July, we look at what's been done since Harvey to mitigate flooding in Houston. Then, we learn what researchers found on thousands of hours of tapes from NASA’s archives. Plus, a local astronomer answers your questions about stargazing in Greater Houston. And writer W.F. Strong talks about his book Stories From Texas: Some of Them are True.

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Full Show: How Politicians Use Scripture, And Houston’s Best Hot Dogs (July 3, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We learn about a court ruling affecting certain asylum seekers. We examine how politicians use scripture to their benefit. Food writers discuss their favorite hot dog and hamburger joints. And we preview the Houston Symphony's annual Star-Spangled Salute concerts.

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Full Show: Addressing The DNA Backlog, And Correcting History (July 2, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We examine how some international news might affect global trade with Houston. Then, we discuss efforts to solve a backlog of DNA evidence. We explore examples of mis-remembered history. And we get an update on local sports.

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Full Show: What Asylum-Seekers Are Fleeing, And Comedian Mo Amer (June 29, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn what drives so many asylum seekers to flee their home countries in Central and South America and make the dangerous journey to the United States. Then, our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of The Week’s News. And Houston Comedian Mo Amer talks about his journey into comedy and his fateful plane ride with Eric Trump.

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Full Show: #MeToo In The Workplace, And HSPVA’s New Campus (June 28, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We examine how cases retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy was involved with affected Houston. Then, we find out how the #MeToo movement is impacting Houston workplaces. Plus, a local researcher studies Zealandia, a mostly underwater continent. And we tour HSPVA's new downtown campus.

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Full Show: Political Roundup, And Rating Cell Phone Service In Houston (June 27, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: How might a court ruling to reunite families separated at the border within 30 days affect a shelter set to open in Houston and others like it? Then, our experts discuss the latest political stories. We learn about a ranking of cell phone carriers in Greater Houston. And we tour HSPVA’s new downtown campus.

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Full Show: Travel Ban Upheld, And Improving Houston’s Walkability (June 26, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: The Supreme Court upholds Pres. Trump's travel ban. We discuss efforts to make Houston a more walkable environment. Then, new research helps us understand how memories are stored. And a new book captures the beauty (and eeriness) of some of the Lone Star State’s most interested abandoned buildings.

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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.