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Full Show: Legally Defining Gender, and Cartoonist Ngozi Ukazu (Nov. 1, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: A new report says public defenders in Harris County's juvenile courts aren't getting assigned enough cases. The Trump administration is considering altering the legal definition of gender. Houston-raised cartoonist Ngozi Ukazu discusses her popular hockey-themed web comic, Check, Please! And local band The Wheel Workers performs.

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Full Show: Back To The Moon, And Money Raised For Harvey Relief (Dec. 12, 2017)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We discuss Pres. Trump's decision to send astronauts back to the moon. We take a closer look at where money for Harvey relief is being spent. Author Reza Aslan talks about his book, God: A Human History. And a local artist turns debris found on Houston streets into art.

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Do Recent Voting and Immigration Laws Mean Texas is Racist?

Posted on · Since March, three different Texas voting laws have been struck down by the courts as intentionally discriminatory. And the Texas Legislature recently passed Senate Bill 4, the so-called “sanctuary cities ban,” which many immigrants rights’ groups are concerned will lead to racial profiling. That string of news got us wondering – is Texas racist? Does […]

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Documentary Shares Perspectives of Those Who’d Be Affected By a Border Wall

Posted on · Behind all the rhetoric and political discourse about President Trump’s proposed wall along the US-Mexico Border are real people who would be affected by it – border patrol agents, ranchers and undocumented immigrants. A new documentary called Beyond the Wall aims to put viewers in the shoes of those people as it explores the complex […]

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State Funding for Higher Education Shrinks as Families Face Increases in College Tuition

Posted on · A new series from The Texas Tribune highlights the struggles Texans face in paying for college in the state – and also the struggle the state faces in funding its public colleges and universities. Reporter Matthew Watkins joins us to discuss what the Tribune has found out about both plights and how it all affects […]