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Full Show: Political Roundup, and Houston’s Version of Winter (Oct. 17, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We break down the latest political stories. We discuss what passes for fall and winter weather in Houston. And writer Anne Lamott talks about the importance of forgiveness.

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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: 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: 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: Impaired Drivers, and Reimagining Houston Streets (Sept. 19, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We take a closer look at traffic fatalities caused by impaired drivers. Our experts break down the latest political stories. We discuss ways to make Houston friendlier to pedestrians and cyclists. And we learn about "Green Books" -- segregation-era travel guides for African Americans.

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Full Show: Political Roundup, and the Ethics of Prescribing Painkillers (Sept. 12, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Local firefighters are helping with response to Hurricane Florence. Plus, our experts discuss the latest political stories. Then, a local expert discusses the ethical concerns doctors face when prescribing painkillers. And we learn about Cathay Williams, a freed slave woman who fought with the Buffalo Soldiers.

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Full Show: Measles in Houston, And Defining Hate Crimes (Aug. 29, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We learn more about measles and the effectiveness of vaccination. We break down the week's big political stories. We discuss what constitutes a hate crime. And writer Attica Locke talks about her work.

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Full Show: Manafort Verdict, And Lessons From Hurricane Ike (Aug. 22, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Our experts break down the latest political stories. We examine the lessons learned from Hurricane Ike. And we hear from Ron Stallworth, the real-life detective who inspired Spike Lee’s film Blackkklansman.