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Sex Trafficking Across Texas, and Political Roundup: Wednesday’s Show (February 15, 2017)

Sex Trafficking Across Texas, and Political Roundup: Wednesday’s Show (February 15, 2017)

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaA new project from The Texas Tribune is the result of several months of investigation looking at sex trafficking across Texas. The project is called Sold Out: How the crusade against sex trafficking in Texas has left child victims behind.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more about the report’s findings — and how Houston plays into the larger network across the state — from the Tribune’s Neena Satija.

Also this hour…

Political Roundup

On our weekly political roundup, we discuss the latest happenings at the Texas Legislature and talk about what’s happening in politics on the national level that could impact Houston. Our guests this week are: Justin Kirkland, assistant professor of political science at the University of Houston, Mark Jones, political science professor at Rice University, and Renée Cross, associate director of the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston.

Body Worlds Exhibit

You’re probably familiar with the “Bodies” exhibition, the displays of human specimens preserved to show their internal workings in unique detail. Well, an exhibit from the inventor of the preservation process, called “plastination,” has returned to Houston through April 23 at The Health Museum. And producer Michael Hagerty takes us on a tour of Body Worlds Rx: Prescriptions for Healthy Living with its creative and conceptual designer, Dr. Angelina Whalley.

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  • Sold Out: Texas Tribune Investigates Sex Trafficking in Texas

    A new project from The Texas Tribune is the result of a months-long investigation looking at sex trafficking across Texas. The project is called Sold Out: How the crusade against sex trafficking in Texas has left child victims behind. We learn more about the report’s findings — and how Houston plays into the larger network across the state — from the Tribune’s Neena

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  • Political Roundup: Flynn Resigns and the NFL Weighs in on the ‘Bathroom Bill’

    On our weekly political roundup, we discuss the latest happenings at the Texas Legislature and talk about what’s happening in politics on the national level that could impact Houston. Some topics we’ll address include: President Trump’s news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu The resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Potential points of debate in the Texas Legislature over

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  • Houston Poet Conor Bracken

    We meet Conor Bracken. Originally from Virginia, Bracken teaches and writes in Houston. His work has been published in — or forthcoming from — Handsome, the minnesota review, Ninth Letter, Puerto del Sol, and Thrush Poetry Journal, among others. He’s held numerous jobs — including as an English tutor, a software tester and a food truck fry cook — and he tells us

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  • ‘Body Worlds’ Exhibit Aims to Change the Way You See Your Body — and Treat It

    You’re probably familiar with the Bodies exhibition — the displays of human specimens preserved to show their internal workings in unique detail. Well, an exhibit from the inventor of the preservation process (called “plastination”) has returned to Houston through April 23, 2017 at The Health Museum. Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty takes us on a tour of Body Worlds Rx: Prescriptions

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Abner Fletcher

Abner FletcherAbner Fletcher is a multimedia producer for Houston Matters and Houston Public Media.View all posts by Abner Fletcher →