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Full Show: Preventing School Shootings, And The Next Step For The Astrodome (Feb. 23, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We discuss how to better protect schools from gun violence. Then, we discuss what future events might take place in a renovated Astrodome. Plus, our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of this week’s news. And musician Kevin Griffin talks about writing hit songs for other people.

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Full Show: Space Station Privatization, And Virtual Field Trips (Feb. 22, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We get the latest from a conference on flood prevention. We discuss what privatizing the International Space Station could mean for Houston. Barbecue icon Ronnie Killen talks about his craft. And we visit a program that aims to get kids out into nature using some ironic means.

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Full Show: Flood Prevention Conference, And Political Roundup (Feb. 21, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We check in on a Rice University conference on flood prevention. Then, our experts discuss the latest national, state, and local political news. Then, we compare hurricane recovery efforts in Texas with those in the Caribbean. And a new documentary examines senior citizens in the dating game.

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Full Show: Home Buying After Harvey, And Tax Reform’s Impact On Houston’s Economy (Feb. 20, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We learn about the challenges of buying or selling a home after Harvey. Then, one analyst says recent changes to the nation's tax laws will be good for the energy Industry -- and therefore Houston's economy. We find out why. Plus journalist Chris Whipple discusses his book about the role of past White House Chiefs of Staff. And we learn how AMBER, Silver, and Blue Alerts work.

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Full Show: The Story Of Black Colleges And Universities, And Anthony Graves Tells His Story (Feb. 19, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: On the eve of early voting, we preview the primary election races. Then, a new film documents the history of America’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Plus, exonerated, former death row inmate Anthony Graves talks about his new book. And we recap the latest news in Houston sports.

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Full Show: Restaurants And The #MeToo Movement, And Gentrification Of The Third Ward (Feb. 16, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Could the #MeToo movement have played a role in who didn't get selected as a James Beard Award semifinalist? Then, we explore the gentrification of Houston's Third Ward. Our non-experts break down The Good, Bad, and Ugly of the week’s news. And we find some people actually participating in the winter sport of curling here in Houston.

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Full Show: Proposed Rules For Houston Floodplains, And Texas After The Confederacy (Feb. 15, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We discuss proposed new regulations for construction within Houston's floodplains. We learn about the plight of African Americans in the South after the dissolution of the Confederacy. We visit the massive Girl Scout Cookie drop. And we find people playing hockey in Greater Houston.

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Full Show: African Americans At The Olympics, And Political Roundup (Feb. 14, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Educators are gathering in Houston to discuss how to better engage Latinos in STEM fields. Then, we examine the stories of African Americans at the Olympic games. Plus, our political experts discuss the latest news. And we meet skiing enthusiasts in the Bayou City.

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Full Show: Commissioners Court Votes On Astrodome, And Measuring Presidential Accomplishments (Feb. 13, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Harris County Commissioners voted to move forward with Astrodome renovation plans. We visit the public radio stations at Greater Houston's two historically black universities. A new book examines American presidents from the past century based solely on their accomplishments. And we go inside the world of figure skating in Houston.

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Full Show: Trump’s Infrastructure Plan, And Law Enforcement And The Black Community (Feb. 12, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn how Pres. Trump's infrastructure plan could affect Houston. The Texas Railroad Commissioner talks about oil and gas expanding to new parts of the state. Then, we revisit the relationship between Houston's African-American community and the police. We get answers to your pet care questions. And MK Bower discusses the latest Houston sports news.

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Full Show: Houston’s Korean Community, And The Kings Of Big Spring (Feb. 9, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's show: We get the latest on budget concerns at HISD. We take a closer look at Korean culture in Greater Houston. We discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And Bryan Mealer discusses his book about the booms and busts of life in the oil industry.

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Full Show: DREAMers And Mental Health, And Discovering Lost Civilizations With Lasers (Feb. 8, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: A new survey examines the health concerns undocumented immigrants face. Some UH researchers were involved in the recent discovery of an unknown civilization in Guatemala. And a Houston native discusses her documentary about the challenges of finding love when you're visually impaired.

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Full Show: Political Roundup, And Great Date Night Restaurants (Feb. 7, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We break down the latest political stories and their potential impact locally. Then, just in time for Valentine's Day, our group of food writers discusses their favorite places to take a date. And we learn about the rise and development of West Houston in the Nineteenth Century.

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Full Show: Apartment Safety, And East End Development (Feb. 6, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: A new study calls for urgent reform to Houston’s apartment safety programs. We learn how the East End is changing in terms of business and real estate. And we meet the passionate volunteers working to save a historic African-American cemetery.

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Full Show: Bullet Train Update, And Buyouts As Flood Prevention (Feb. 5, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: A site has been chosen for a proposed high-speed rail station. Plus, we learn more about buyouts as a means to mitigate future flooding. Then, we discuss the challenges of facing early onset Alzheimer's disease. And Jeff Balke walks us through the latest Houston sports stories.