Houston Matters

An early uptick in flu cases, and how ‘The West Wing’ influenced real-life politics (Sept. 27, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We learn why Houston is seeing an early uptick in flu cases. And the television series The West Wing inspired a whole generation to engage in the world of politics, but did it establish unrealistic expectations?

Houston Matters

Tropical weather, and why the state continues to investigate transgender youth and their families (Sept. 26, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We get the latest on a tropical depression developing in the Caribbean Sea and whether it poses any threat to Houston -- and whether it could interfere with the latest attempt to launch the Artemis 1 mission. Also: Why Texas continues to investigate transgender youth and their families for child abuse despite a court ruling temporarily blocking such actions.

Megan Thee Stallion and The Southern Black Girls & Women Consortium

I SEE U

I SEE U, Episode 59: Real Hot Girl Inspiration

Posted on · Beyoncé, Oprah Winfrey, Robin Roberts, Tina Turner, Megan Thee Stallion—there’s something about Black women of the South… and Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium leaders, LaTosha Brown and Melikah Berry Rogers, offer up case studies fresh from cities across the South in an effort to prove why more corporations, not just non-profits, should start investing in Black girl dreams

Politics

Texas AG says counties can spend COVID relief funds on extra pay for elected officials without public notice

Posted on · The nonbinding legal opinion states local elected and appointed officials can receive up to $25,000 for work done during the COVID-19 pandemic on top of their regular salaries. Unlike other pay raises, these “premium pay” bonuses don’t need to be declared to the public ahead of time.

Houston Matters

Texans’ thoughts on gun laws, and the composer behind the films ‘Get Out’ and ‘Us’ (Sept. 23, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: A new survey suggests most Texans agree on certain restrictions on guns. We learn what those are. And Michael Abels, the composer who created the scores for Jordan Peele's films Get Out, Us, and Nope, talks about his work and the piece he created for shows in Houston this weekend.