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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: 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: Racism in Law Enforcement, And the Risks of Candidate Debates (Aug. 23, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Vice President visits NASA. A new survey says many Texans are still reeling from the aftermath of Harvey. Author Matthew Horace gives an account of the racism, crimes, and color lines that permeate America's law enforcement. We examine the risks and rewards of candidates participating in public debates. And we talk with the director and cast of the Houston production Talk Radio.

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Full Show: The Great Houston Flood of 1935, And Studying Hawaii’s Volcano (Aug. 3, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: NASA announces its first crews who will fly on commercial spacecraft. Then, we look back at the Great Houston Flood of 1935. We discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. A Rice professor tells us what she's learned from studying the erupting Kilauea volcano. And a local festival highlights women in jazz.

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Full Show: Texas A&M’s Role At Los Alamos, And NASA Goes To The Sun (Aug. 2, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Stafford schools look to ensure safety after funding was cut for security officers. We examine why Houston immigration judges are less likely to grant asylum. We learn what Texas A&M's role might be as part of the new group managing Los Alamos National Laboratory. Then, we learn about NASA's new mission to the sun. Author Reza Aslan discusses his book, God: A Human History. And we visit to Houston's 311 call center.