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Full Show: Bail Reform Lawsuit, The History Of Blackface, And Musician John Oates (Feb. 15, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Bail bond companies sue the county. We explore the history of blackface. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And John Oates pays homage to his roots.

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Full Show: Police Chief Acevedo Supports Hiring Additional Prosecutors, And A Perfect Day Off In Houston (Feb. 8, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We discuss Chief Art Acevedo's support of DA Kim Ogg’s request for additional prosecutors, the best ways to spend a day off in Houston, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. Plus, writer Alex Temblador.

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Full Show: Road Closures, Voter Lists, And The Music Of Harry Potter (Feb. 1, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: More road closures, examining voter lists, philosophers who perpetuated racist ideas, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and the music of Harry Potter.

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Full Show: Violence In Schools, Confederate Symbols, And NPR’s Carrie Johnson (Jan. 25, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Federal workers protest the shutdown. A new study examines violence in HISD schools. We discuss the messages Confederate icons convey to the public. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And NPR's Carrie Johnson talks about covering the Justice Department.

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Full Show: Views On Muslim Americans, And The Catholic Church Grapples With Credibility (Jan. 11, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: A new study examines Houstonians' views on Muslims. We discuss how the Catholic Church can gain back credibility. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And comedian Paula Poundstone answers some very random questions we throw at her.

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Full Show: Gov. Abbott’s Criticism Of HISD, And Rep. Sylvia Garcia (Jan. 4, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Community leaders react to Gov. Abbott's call for a state takeover of HISD. Newly elected Rep. Sylvia Garcia discusses her priorities. A scientist uses his personal experience to address the myth that vaccines cause autism. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And listeners share their New Year's resolutions.