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Full Show: Presidential Candidate Forum, And Galveston Home Renovators (April 25, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Democratic Presidential candidates descend on Houston, how movies portray Bonnie and Clyde, and Galveston home renovators.

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Full Show: Federal Employees Brace For The Unknown, And Dealing With Road Debris (Feb. 14, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: How federal employees are preparing for the unknown, the pros and cons of property tax reform, the business of modern fertility, dealing with road debris, and the sport of axe throwing.

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Full Show: Police Officer Shooting Update, And Uncovering Who Murdered A CIA Agent (Jan. 29, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We learn the latest on five police officers injured in a shooting Monday evening. We discuss the role of religion on college campuses. A Houston lawyer uncovers the truth about the murder of a CIA agent. And we meet some Actors From the London Stage.

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Full Show: Hidalgo’s First Commissioners Court, And Women In The Cockpit (Jan. 8, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We discuss Lina Hidalgo's priorities as Harris County Judge. A UH professor studies sea level rise in Antarctica. A pioneer in women's aviation tells her story. And we learn about a pivotal era in Houston's art scene.

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Full Show: New Bipartisan Justice Reform Legislation, And The Year In Houston Politics (Dec. 19, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We discuss the new bipartisan criminal justice reform bill called the First Step Act, we break down the latest political stories, and we continue our look back at 2018, the year in Houston politics. Also, we revisit The Virtually Wild Texas program: Educators use virtual field trips to Interest kids In real outdoor adventures.

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Full Show: Heart Transplant Program Losing Federal Funds, And Lessons From Hurricane Rita (Aug. 17, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn how the loss of federal funding for the heart transplant program at Baylor St. Luke's will affect patients. We examine the lessons learned from Hurricane Rita. Our non-experts discuss The Good, Bad, and Ugly of the week’s news. And we learn how a melting glacier in Iceland could affect Houston.

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Full Show: School Grades, And Lessons From Tropical Storm Allison (Aug. 15, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: HISD schools get their report cards from the TEA -- and so does the health of Galveston Bay. Then, our experts discuss the latest political stories. Plus, we look back at how Tropical Storm Allison affected our region. And author Kevin Kwan discusses his book Crazy Rich Asians, now a major motion picture.

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Full Show: Accidental Deaths In Texas, And Author Jon Meacham (Aug. 14, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Six years after he went missing in Syria, we revisit efforts to find Houston journalist Austin Tice. Then, we learn more about what flood control projects would be included in the bond measure that goes before voters Aug. 25. Plus, the head of the National Safety Council discusses the prevalence of accidental deaths in Texas. And writer Jon Meacham talks about his biography George H.W. Bush.

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Full Show: Lessons From Hurricane Alicia, And Celebrating Anett Cobb (Aug. 10, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke in Houston this morning about the government's efforts to combat violent crime, we talk with Brandon Rottinghaus for an analysis, we reflect on lessons learned from Hurricane Alicia in 1983. Then, our “non-experts” discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the news. And local musicians celebrate the 100th birthday of Houston jazz legend Arnett Cobb.