Houston Matters

Bringing Black stories to the forefront of American history (Aug. 19, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Storms are bringing some much-needed rain to the region. We get the latest from Space City Weather. And we talk with journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, the creator of The 1619 Project, which aims to bring the stories and contributions of enslaved Africans to the forefront of American history.

Town Square with Ernie Manouse

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Hurricane Harvey 5 years later: Reflections on the storm and lessons learned

Posted on · Hurricane Harvey was the most costly and dangerous storm to ever hit the Houston area. Today, we talk with Former Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Former PIO for the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Francisco Sanchez, about their memories of those hours and days. Plus, are we better prepared for the next storm?

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Effectiveness of recent public safety efforts, and the state of Houston airports (Aug. 18, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Examining the effectiveness of some recent efforts to improve public safety in Harris County, the cancellation of debt for former students at ITT Tech, previewing Houston Theater Week, and the head of the Houston Airport System answers your questions.

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ERCOT names a new CEO, the week in politics, and the state’s oldest library (Aug. 17, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The agency in charge of regulating the Texas energy grid hires a new CEO, we discuss the week in politics, we get answers to your questions about bugs, and we visit the state's oldest library.

April Josephine

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‘Mean Girls’: Lessons from the show and how to stop bullying in school

Posted on · Bullying and cyberbullying are very prominent in our culture. Today, we talk to a cast member of 'Mean Girls' the musical about the show, and how she is helping provide a safe space for youth to open up and share. Plus, a school psychologist shares lessons can we learn from musical, and how students can combat bullying in school.