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Will Vegas Shooting Change The Conversation About Guns In America?

Posted on · We learn about several pieces of gun-related legislation backed by Texas lawmakers making their way through Congress now. And we discuss whether this latest mass shooting will, in any way, change the conversation about guns in America.

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How Have Major ‘Paradigm Shifts’ Changed Houston And What’s Next?

Posted on · We talk with Dr. Gene Preuss, professor at University of Houston-Downtown and professor Scott Sonenshein from Rice University about what major paradigm shifts would make Greater Houston a better place to live.

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Full Show: Houston’s Response To Charlottesville Violence, And Major Paradigm Shifts In Houston’s Past And Future (Aug. 14, 2017)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We hear reactions to Saturday's violence in Charlottesville, Va. Then, we discuss examples of how life in Houston has changed dramatically in the past -- and what are some ways you'd like to see it change in the future?

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UHD Students Helps Former Inmates Transition Back into Society

Posted on · A program out of the University of Houston-Downtown’s Criminal Justice program trains and deploys students to help former inmates transition back into society. We talk with Shaun Sanchez and Bianca Serna, a couple of the students who’ll work with returning citizens. (Above: L-R UHD students  Shaun Sanchez and Bianca Serna. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)

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Voting on the Astrodome Plan, and Houston’s New Drug Policy: Monday’s Show (Feb. 27, 2017)

Posted on · Earlier this month (Feb. 14, 2017), Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said the county’s putting on hold a comprehensive study of facilities at the NRG complex, including NRG Stadium, NRG Arena, and – yep – the Astrodome. Why? Because state lawmakers may take up a bill this session that would require Harris County voters to approve […]

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Houston Writer Daniel Peña Wins Literary Prize for Small Presses

Posted on · The Pushcart Prize is one of the most prestigious literary prizes given to small presses and authors published by them. And, this year, a Pushcart landed close to home when Daniel Peña won for his short story Safe Home, originally published in 2015. Peña is an assistant professor of English at University of Houston-Downtown. Producer Paige Phelps […]

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Houston’s Economic Forecast, and The Beatles and the Astrodome: Thursday’s Show (December 8, 2016)

Posted on · What kind of year has it been for the Greater Houston? And what will 2017 hold? At a Houston Region Economic Outlook event on Friday, (Dec. 9, 2016), the Greater Houston Partnership will unveil its job forecast for 2017. On this edition of Houston Matters, we take a sneak peak at that – and look back at […]