Houston Matters

Full Show: Lesser Election Races to Watch, and a Victim’s Definition of Justice (Oct. 9, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We examine financial issues facing Crosby ISD. Then, we learn why oil and gas companies are flaring so much gas in West Texas. Plus, We learn about some of the less talked about local races in the 2018 midterm election. Then, Houston writer Lacy M. Johnson talks about her definition of justice. And we help you improve your public speaking.

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Full Show: Kavanaugh Vote and the Election, and Women In Houston History (Oct. 5, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We discuss what possible impact Brett Kavanaugh's nomination could have on the November election. We learn about influential women in Houston history. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And we learn about a book chronicling Houston’s rap scene.

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Full Show: Health Care Merger, and Rep. Culberson Candidate Interview (Oct. 2, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We take a closer look at the proposed merger between Memorial Hermann and Baylor Scott & White. Then, Rep. John Culberson of Congressional District 7 answers your questions. Plus, we learn what makes Houston a difficult place to conduct polls. And we reflect on the Battle of Gonzales.

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Full Show: Sen. Ted Cruz Candidate Interview, and Activist DeRay Mckesson (Sept. 13, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: HISD could disband its special education committee this week. Sen. Ted Cruz answers listener questions. Activist DeRay Mckesson discusses his work. And a new book reflects on contemporary art in Houston.

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Full Show: Voter Registration Challenges, And Sylvia Garcia Candidate Interview (Sept. 4, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: The Louisiana Cajun Navy prepares to help as Tropical Storm Gordon heads for Mississippi. We examines challenges to voter registration in Greater Houston. Democratic Congressional candidate Sylvia Garcia answers listener questions. And Jeff Balke updates us on local sports.

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Full Show: Mexico Trade Deal, And Todd Litton Candidate Interview (Aug 28, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We examine what the new, tentative trade deal with Mexico could mean for Houston. We continue our series of candidate interviews with Todd Litton, who's running for Congressional District 2. Then, local comedians discuss the fine art of being funny in a politically correct world. And Julie Beasley talks about her children's book, H is for Harvey.

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Full Show: Beto O’Rourke Candidate Interview, And Singer Stephanie Rice (Aug. 21, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We learn about the EPA's new proposal to replace the Clean Power Plan. We continue our series of candidate interviews with Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke. Then, we discuss how society decides which public figures accused of wrongdoing deserve another chance. And musician Stephanie Rice performs.

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From Treasury Bills To Amazon Stocks, Investments Make Up A Big Part Of Texas Political Campaign Spending

Posted on · A handful of elected officials used more than $28 million from their campaign accounts for investments, making it the second largest category of expenditures in the 2018 election cycle

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New Recycling Contract, And Dumping Hazardous Waste Into Sewers: The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of The Week’s News

Posted on · From the city’s new recycling contract, to a company being accused of dumping hazardous waste into the sewer system, our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of this week’s news.