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Full Show: Different Perspectives From Houston’s LGBTQ+ Community, And Competitive Video Gaming (June 22, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We talk with three local LGBTQ+ activists about their experiences as part of different generations of the same community. We discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And we learn about competitive video game teams in Greater Houston.

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Full Show: Vaccines And Autism, And Dealing With Obnoxious People (June 21, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We examine concerns immigrant advocates still have despite Pres. Trump's executive order ending family separation. Then, a local expert dispels the myth that vaccines cause Autism by sharing the experience of his own daughter. Plus, we learn about humankind's increased knowledge of the human genome and our potential to alter it. And an author champions the benefits of loving the obnoxious people in our lives.

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Full Show: Abuse Allegations At Shelters, And Our Weekly Political Roundup (June 20, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: A new report says some of the shelters taking in migrant children have histories of abuse allegations. Then, we discuss the latest political stories. Plus, we learn about an online photo database that aims to help identify the remains of those who’ve died trying to cross the border. And we meet Eden MacAdam-Somer, who plays the violin while singing and performing percussion with her feet.

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Full Show: Zero Tolerance Policy’s Effect On Resources, And Developing A New Ebola Vaccine (June 19, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We discuss how the “zero tolerance” immigration policy is straining resources locally. We learn about a new experimental Ebola vaccine developed by a Galveston researcher. Horticulturalist Linda Gay answers your gardening questions. And, to commemorate Juneteenth, we revisit Emancipation Park's re-dedication celebration last year.

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Full Show: Opioid Intervention, And Harvey Recovery Update (June 18, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Could Houston house immigrant minors detained at the U.S.-Mexico border? Then, a new report says thousands of homes are at risk from rising tides. Also, we learn about a new intervention program for opioid abuse. We get an update on Harvey recovery efforts. And we discuss the latest Houston sports news.

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Full Show: Heart Transplants, And Changing The Narrative About Gun Owners (June 15, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Baylor St. Luke’s restarts its heart transplant program. A researcher wants to change the narrative about guns and gun owners. Plus, our panel of non-experts discusses the The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week’s news. And we learn about outsider art in Texas.

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Full Show: Prisoner Treatment, And Unmarked Graves In Sugar Land (June 14, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We take a closer look at who advocates for the rights of Texas inmates. We learn about the exhumation of unmarked graves in Fort Bend County. And Rick Bragg talks about his book, The Best Cook in the World.

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Full Show: Tent Cities For Migrant Children, And Our Weekly Political Roundup (June 13, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: We learn how tent cities could be used to shelter unaccompanied migrant children. Then, our experts discuss the latest political stories. We remember the roll the Turtle Bayou Resolutions played in Texas history. And we meet some boating enthusiasts in Greater Houston.

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Full Show: Comparing The Oil Boom In North Dakota To Houston, And Estimating Syrian War Victims (June 12, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We consider issues looming over this year’s meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. Then, a new book compares how the recent oil boom affected North Dakota compared to Greater Houston. Also, Rice University researchers are using data science to estimate the number of civilian casualties in Syria. And we visit an exhibit of Andy Warhol's photographs at UH.

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Full Show: Student Voices On School Safety, And New ‘Right-To-Try’ Law (June 11, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Student activists want their voices heard in a new school safety committee. We learn about some errors on recent STAAR tests. We discuss new federal legislation giving terminally ill patients the right to try experimental drugs. Veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller answers questions about your pets. And we get an update on Houston sports.

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Full Show: The Intersection Of Faith And Science, And Stolen Paintings From WWII (June 8, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Mayor Sylvester Turner says he’s joining other mayors to ask the federal government to stop separating undocumented families at the border. Then, we discuss how faith and science intersect. We break down The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week’s news. And a local artist reinterprets artwork stolen by the Nazis during World War II as body art.

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Full Show: When A Town Becomes A City, And The Texas Music Festival (June 7, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We reflect on the impact of James Byrd, Jr.'s murder, 20 years later. We learn what it would take for The Woodlands to become a city. We preview the annual Texas Music Festival. And Houston writer Chris Wise has a new book aimed at encouraging everyday people to write about their lives.

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Full Show: Political Roundup, And Houston’s Best Late-Night Eats (June 6, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We learn about a school safety summit being held today. Our local experts break down the latest political stories. Local food writers discuss their favorite places to go for late-night dining. And we learn about a new Houston Ballet performance inspired by Houston’s resilience during and after Harvey.

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Full Show: Pipe Manufacturer Seeks Tariff Exemption, And Houston Pet Peeves (June 5, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: A Baytown company is seeking an exemption from the Trump administration's tariffs, We discuss Texas' many remaining Confederate monuments. Our listeners share their pet peeves about life in Greater Houston. And we learn about some cheap activities to do this summer.

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Full Show: Forecasting Hurricane Season, And James Clapper (June 4, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn how NOAA forecasts each hurricane season. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper talks about Russian interference in the 2016 election. And we get an update on Houston sports.