Houston Matters

Full Show: Uninsured Children In Texas, And Former Pres. Obama At Rice (Nov. 29, 2018)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: We learn about the number of uninsured children in Texas. We discuss Airbnb in Houston. And former Pres. Barack Obama and former Sec. of State James Baker discuss how politics has changed.

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: A new report says the number of uninsured children increased in 2017 for the first time in nearly a decade, and Texas has the largest share of children without health insurance. We talk with one of the study’s co-authors and hear from members of Houston’s health care community.

Also this hour: Since its founding in 2008, Airbnb has blossomed into a booming industry with hundreds of thousands of listings in countries around the world. So, for the fourth-largest city in the country, how is Houston’s Airbnb market? We talk with a local Airbnb representative.

And we hear highlights from a conversation in Houston this week between former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State James Baker, and historian Jon Meacham at an event celebrating the 25th anniversary of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Obama and Baker talked with Meacham about how politics has changed over the years and about their legacies of public service.

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