Houston Matters

Full Show: Prison Heat Conditions, And Trees Ordinances (July 20, 2017)

Posted on · Houston Matters examines a ruling on heat conditions in a prison near Houston, Gov. Abbott’s desire to repeal tree ordinances in cities, and how Houston plant life has changed over the years. Plus Houston Millennials talk about the state of their generation.

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Why Are Millennials Starting More Businesses Than Previous Generations?

Posted on · We’re used to hearing a lot about the lives and attitudes of Millennials, the generation of young adults between the ages of 20 and 35. And it’s not always good. But one potentially positive story about Millennials is that some studies suggest they are outpacing their predecessors when it comes to starting their own businesses. […]

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Texas Water Issues, and Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Screening: Wednesday’s Show (January 11, 2017)

Posted on · Later this month (Jan. 23-27, 2017), policymakers and conservationists will gather in Austin for the Water for Texas 2017 conference to discuss all things water-related in the state. One of the speakers at the event is Luke Metzger of Environment Texas. He tells us what his main concerns are related to water quality and supply […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Renaming Dowling Street, and Houston’s Murder Rate: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of The News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, our panel weighs in on […]

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Affordable Housing and Retirement: Monday’s Show (March 7, 2016)

Posted on · A Houston-based think tank argues the greatest economic challenge America faces today is a lack of affordable housing. The Center for Opportunity Urbanism examines this challenge in a recent report entitled America’s Housing Crisis. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more from Anne Snyder, a fellow at the center. We also talk with Morley Winograd, the […]

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Open Carry in Effect and Attracting Millennials: Monday’s Show (January 4, 2016)

Posted on · Open carry is now officially legal in Texas. The new law, which took effect Jan. 1, allows licensed Texans to openly carry handguns in a shoulder or hip holster. But, there are some limitations concerning where open carry is allowed — as well as some concerns about how it’ll play out. On today’s Houston Matters, we discuss […]

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The 5th Circuit Rules on Clinics Providing Abortions: Wednesday’s show (June 10, 2015)

Posted on · The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans Tuesday upheld nearly all of the provisions in a controversial law which could leave fewer than ten health clinics in Texas that provide abortions. The three judge panel upheld House Bill 2‘s requirements for such facilities to meet the standards of hospital-style surgical […]