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November’s BBC World Questions will be recorded in Houston, Texas on Wednesday November 6th, with Lina Hidalgo, Randy Weber, Joan Huffman and Joaquin Castro on the panel.

As the political temperature rises and the US starts to gear up for the Presidential election in one year’s time, World Questions comes to Houston on November 6 for a Texan perspective on the great issues convulsing the nation.

The BBC’s Jonny Dymond and a panel of Republicans and Democrats will debate questions raised by an audience at the Hobby Center in Downtown Houston.

Stephen Titherington, Senior Commissioning Editor, BBC World Service English, says: “This is a crucial time for the United States as it prepares for the Presidential election next year, and World Questions brings the debate to Houston to find out what’s next for the US, and how those in the US see their country’s place in the world.”

Leigh Gibson, Country Director for the US, British Council says: “Creating an opportunity for open debate and connecting people internationally is one of the core components of our mission at the British Council. We are delighted to be partnering with the BBC to bring World Questions to Houston, supporting a platform for discussion at this critical moment for the US.”

BBC World Questions: Houston is created in partnership with the British Council and will be recorded for radio broadcast worldwide. It will be recorded on 6 November at the Hobby Center in Houston, Texas at 6.30pm (for a 7pm start).

BBC World Questions: Houston will air on BBC World Service English on Saturday 9 November at 7pm (GMT) and 2pm (local time), and Sunday 10 November at midday (GMT) and 5am (local time), and is available online after that.