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

Posted on · 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.

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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: Immigration Issues In Houston, And Author Jon Meacham On ‘The Soul of America’ (May 17, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We discuss how the Brown v. Board of Education ruling is reflected in Houston schools today. Then, News 88.7's Elizabeth Trovall updates us on immigration issues in the region. Plus, writer Jon Meacham talks about his latest book, The Soul of America. And writer Aja Gabel discusses setting her debut novel in the intense dynamic of a group of young chamber musicians.

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George H.W. Bush Biographer, City Floods and ‘Prairie Home’ Host Chris Thile: Houston Matters Weekend for Feb. 4, 2017

Posted on · In his 2015 biography Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, author Jon Meacham explored how the nation’s 41st president has conducted himself throughout his life, through extensive interviews over a decade with the president, his family, friends, and colleagues. Meacham was also granted access to the former president’s audio diaries and […]

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Election Wrap, Jon Meacham, and Z-Ro: Wednesday’s Show (November 9, 2016)

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, host Craig Cohen and University of Houston political scientist Brandon Rottinghaus discuss the results of Tuesday’s election, both nationally and locally. Among the topics discussed: the Presidential race, Congress, voter turnout, voter ID, Harris County Sheriff and District Attorney election results, HISD’s Proposition 1 (recapture), a few compelling state […]

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Biography of George H.W. Bush and Property Brothers : Thursday’s show (April 21, 2016)

Posted on · The National Weather Service has issued an Areal Flood Warning for western and northern parts of Houston until 11:45pm Thursday, due to the impact of significantly heavy rain over our area.  This means residents near streams, bayous and creeks in these parts of Houston can expect to see flooding continue through tomorrow. As the Houston region […]