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Full Show: We Preview Tonight’s Cruz– O’Rourke Debate, And The Good, Bad, & Ugly Of The Week’s News (Sept. 21, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We preview tonight's Cruz, O'Rourke debate, what and how cybersecurity has evolved, and we turn to a rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of it all. Plus, The City Hall Farmers Market is back for the fall season.

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Full Show: Report Examines Houston’s Immigrant Population, and Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas (Sept. 20 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: A new report takes an in-depth look at Houston’s immigration population. Citizens are being asked to weigh in on flood-prevention priorities. Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas talks about being undocumented. And we look back at the “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match held at the Astrodome in 1973.

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Full Show: Impaired Drivers, and Reimagining Houston Streets (Sept. 19, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We take a closer look at traffic fatalities caused by impaired drivers. Our experts break down the latest political stories. We discuss ways to make Houston friendlier to pedestrians and cyclists. And we learn about "Green Books" -- segregation-era travel guides for African Americans.

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Full Show: Tariffs on Chinese Imports, and Dan Crenshaw Candidate Interview (Sept. 18, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We learn how new tariffs on Chinese imports could affect Texas. Congressional candidate Dan Crenshaw answers listener questions. We learn about the stress of working for the military’s bomb squad. And a local doctor has written a children's book about bullying.

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Full Show: Border Patrol Agent Arrested, and Changes to Texas Social Studies Curriculum (Sept. 17, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn about the arrest of a Border Patrol agent in connection with four murders. We learn about changes to social studies curriculum in Texas schools. We examine a recent study about liver cancer. Local veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller answers your questions. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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Full Show: The Rise of Fracking, and Actor Bruce Campbell (Sept. 14, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Journalist Bethany McLean tells us how the global oil landscape has shifted because of fracking. Our panel of non-experts breaks down the week's news. And actor Bruce Campbell discusses his career.

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Full Show: Sen. Ted Cruz Candidate Interview, and Activist DeRay Mckesson (Sept. 13, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: HISD could disband its special education committee this week. Sen. Ted Cruz answers listener questions. Activist DeRay Mckesson discusses his work. And a new book reflects on contemporary art in Houston.

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Full Show: Political Roundup, and the Ethics of Prescribing Painkillers (Sept. 12, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Local firefighters are helping with response to Hurricane Florence. Plus, our experts discuss the latest political stories. Then, a local expert discusses the ethical concerns doctors face when prescribing painkillers. And we learn about Cathay Williams, a freed slave woman who fought with the Buffalo Soldiers.

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Full Show: Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Candidate Interview, and Life On A Boys Ranch (Sept.11, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Democratic Congressional hopeful Lizzie Pannill Fletcher answers listener questions. Former Congressman Bill Sarpalius talks about growing up on a boys ranch. And a festival celebrates black composers.

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Full Show: Warning to Humanity, and Houstonians’ Favorite Books (Sept. 10, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We get an update on the case of a Dallas police officer fatally shooting a black man in his apartment. Then, scientists warn humanity about impending environmental disasters. Plus, Houstonians discuss their favorite books. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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Full Show: Law Enforcement Consolidation, and Liberating Concentration Camps (Sept. 7, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Parents of Santa Fe High School students react to how the school district handled a recent threatening text message exchange there. Then, we learn how law enforcement agencies in Greater Houston could consolidate some of their services. Plus, an exhibit honors Texas soldiers who liberated concentration camps during World War II. And we break down the week's news.

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Full Show: Texas Senators Question Kavanaugh (Sept. 6, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Texas senators get their chance to question Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Houston food writers discuss their favorite places for Italian cuisine. And we learn about a local celebration of the rock band Queen.

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Full Show: Voter Registration Challenges, And Sylvia Garcia Candidate Interview (Sept. 4, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: The Louisiana Cajun Navy prepares to help as Tropical Storm Gordon heads for Mississippi. We examines challenges to voter registration in Greater Houston. Democratic Congressional candidate Sylvia Garcia answers listener questions. And Jeff Balke updates us on local sports.

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Full Show: Enron Exec Released, and Ethan Hawke Pays Tribute to Texas Songwriter Blaze Foley (Aug. 31, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn about a leak on board the International Space Station. We discuss former Enron executive Jeff Skilling being released from prison. We break down The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week's news. We discuss the correct way to honor the dead while still calling attention to any negative aspects of their legacy. And actor Ethan Hawke tells us about Texas songwriter Blaze Foley, to whom he pays tribute in his new film.