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  • GOP Convention Wrap-Up: Friday’s Show (July 22, 2016)

    Texas delegates cast their votes on the floor of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. (Photo: Andrew Schneider, Houston Public Media)The 2016 Republican National Convention concluded last night (July 21, 2016), with Donald Trump accepting his party’s nomination for President. On this edition of Houston Matters, News 88.7’s politics and government reporter Andrew Schneider joins us from Cleveland to discuss the Texas GOP delegation’s week.

    (Above: Texas delegates cast their votes on the floor of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Photo: Andrew Schneider, Houston Public Media)

    Then: recently, News 88.7’s Gail Delaughter noted how often she hears folks ask “why can’t Houston be more like” a city where they used to live, particularly when it comes to transportation and mass transit.

    We talk about such examples with Gail, as well as the city’s planning director Patrick Walsh, and Ryan Holeywell from the Kinder Institute for Urban Research. We explore why, in some cases, Houston really can’t be like another city, and we welcome any examples you have of other cities that, in some way, you wish Houston would emulate.

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