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Full Show: Understanding the Ballot, and Houston’s Baseball History (Oct. 16, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Local journalist Nancy Barnes discusses her new role with NPR. Then, a local group is lobbying in Washington against a Trump administration rule change that could affect many immigrants. Plus, we break down what will be on the ballot in the upcoming election. We look back at the history of baseball in the Bayou City. And we go inside Rice University's presentation of the play She Kills Monsters.

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Full Show: HISD Board Reverses Course on Interim Superintendent (Oct. 15, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: The HISD board is reversing its recent decision to change interim superintendents. We weigh the pros and cons of Proposition B. We learn about the challenges of preventing HPV. We learn how Harvey affected Houston's Jewish community. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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Full Show: Building Homes in the Flood Plain, and Understanding Your DNA Results (Oct. 8, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn why many new homes are still being built in flood plains. Then, an expert helps us understand the surprises in our ancestry DNA tests. Plus, Dr. Lori Teller answers your pet care questions. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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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: Border Patrol Agent Arrested, and Changes to Texas Social Studies Curriculum (Sept. 17, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn about the arrest of a Border Patrol agent in connection with four murders. We learn about changes to social studies curriculum in Texas schools. We examine a recent study about liver cancer. Local veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller answers your questions. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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Full Show: Warning to Humanity, and Houstonians’ Favorite Books (Sept. 10, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We get an update on the case of a Dallas police officer fatally shooting a black man in his apartment. Then, scientists warn humanity about impending environmental disasters. Plus, Houstonians discuss their favorite books. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.