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Full Show: HISD Leadership Changes, and Former Astronaut Scott Kelly (Oct. 12, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn why some HISD board members pushed for a new interim superintendent. Then, former astronaut Scott Kelly talks about spending a year in space. Plus, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And the classical ensemble Loop38 translates visual art into music.

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Full Show: Ronald Reagan Biographer, and Writer Mitch Albom (Oct. 11, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: A crew headed to the ISS makes an emergency landing. Bob Spitz discusses his biography Reagan: An American Journey. Houston food writers discuss their favorite distinctive meal items at area restaurants. And writer Mitch Albom talks about his new novel, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven.

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Full Show: Political Roundup, and the Portrayal of Disabilities in the Media (Oct. 10, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We learn about Texans helping Florida prepare for Hurricane Michael. Then, we discuss local efforts to reduce climate change. Plus, our experts break down the latest political news. We discuss how disabilities are depicted in the media. And we learn about a new prequel to Bram Stoker's Dracula.

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Full Show: Lesser Election Races to Watch, and a Victim’s Definition of Justice (Oct. 9, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We examine financial issues facing Crosby ISD. Then, we learn why oil and gas companies are flaring so much gas in West Texas. Plus, We learn about some of the less talked about local races in the 2018 midterm election. Then, Houston writer Lacy M. Johnson talks about her definition of justice. And we help you improve your public speaking.

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Full Show: Building Homes in the Flood Plain, and Understanding Your DNA Results (Oct. 8, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn why many new homes are still being built in flood plains. Then, an expert helps us understand the surprises in our ancestry DNA tests. Plus, Dr. Lori Teller answers your pet care questions. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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Full Show: Kavanaugh Vote and the Election, and Women In Houston History (Oct. 5, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We discuss what possible impact Brett Kavanaugh's nomination could have on the November election. We learn about influential women in Houston history. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And we learn about a book chronicling Houston’s rap scene.

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Full Show: Law Professors Oppose Kavanaugh, and Remembering Dr. Red Duke (Oct. 4, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Local law professors take a stand against Brett Kavanaugh. We discuss how young people with disabilities or chronic illnesses make the transition to adulthood. A local doctor calls for stricter standards in diagnosing gestational diabetes. And a new biography remembers Dr. Red Duke.

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Full Show: Firefighter Pay Debate Cancelled, and Political Roundup (Oct. 3, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We learn why a debate over firefighter pay parity has been cancelled. Then, we break down the latest political stories. Plus, a former climate change denier explains why he had a change of heart. And we learn about a local production of Evil Dead: The Musical.

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Full Show: Health Care Merger, and Rep. Culberson Candidate Interview (Oct. 2, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We take a closer look at the proposed merger between Memorial Hermann and Baylor Scott & White. Then, Rep. John Culberson of Congressional District 7 answers your questions. Plus, we learn what makes Houston a difficult place to conduct polls. And we reflect on the Battle of Gonzales.

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Full Show: Houston Scientist Wins Nobel Prize, And The Challenges of Polling (Oct. 1, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We hear from Dr. Jim Allison from MD Anderson, recipient of the Nobel Prize for his work in cancer treatment research. We examine how polls are conducted with Anthony Salvanto of CBS News. We look back at NASA's history as the agency marks 60 years. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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Full Show: Effect of Kavanaugh Hearings on Sen. Cruz, and John Kerry (Sept. 28, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We examine Sen. Cruz's position on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Former Secretary of State John Kerry discusses his book, Every Day Is Extra. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And Houston writer Christopher Flakus talks about Houston's Chicano literature scene.

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Full Show: City Hiring Freeze, and Political Roundup (Sept. 26, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We learn more about the city's hiring freeze. Then, our experts discuss the latest political stories. Plus, we learn how Houston can spur more innovation by investing in the arts. And some Houston writers have contributed to a new anthology of writing by women.

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Full Show: Diversity at the Symphony, And Celebrities and Politics (Sept. 25, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We discuss the significance of a new Coca Cola plant in Houston. We examine the Houston Symphony's efforts to be more diverse. We discuss whether celebrities and athletes should speak out on politics. We learn about a new documentary on organ transplants that features Houston. And a photographer talks about his portraits of the homeless.

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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.