Full Show

Small Businesses, World AIDS Day and Did the Patriots Cheat? Houston Matters for Mon., Dec. 2, 2013

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this was a big weekend for holiday shoppers. It was also a big weekend for small businesses in Houston. That’s because Small Business Saturday encourages customers to shop local. So today, we’re taking a look at how small businesses are faring in Houston. Are they thriving or dying out? […]

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this was a big weekend for holiday shoppers. It was also a big weekend for small businesses in Houston. That’s because Small Business Saturday encourages customers to shop local. So today, we’re taking a look at how small businesses are faring in Houston. Are they thriving or dying out? How do small businesses stay competitive in a huge sea of chain stores? What are some of the advantages of being a small business here? What about the challenges?

Plus, in honor of World AIDS Day, we’ll hear the experiences of a Houston AIDS patient. We’ll meet the man who brought the Zumba fitness trend to Houston. And we’ll recap the weekend in sports, including a look at how the college football bowl picture is filling in.

Share

Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

More Information