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City Charter and NOAA Sea Turtle Farm: Friday’s Show (March 13, 2015)

Houston’s City Council is considering changes to the City Charter. Term limits and how the Council’s meetings operate are among the items being examined. The committee of Council members looking at Charter changes also has mulled over removing the city’s revenue cap. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss the process involved in seeking […]


Houston's City Council is considering changes to the City Charter. Term limits and how the Council's meetings operate are among the items being examined. The committee of Council members looking at Charter changes also has mulled over removing the city's revenue cap.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss the process involved in seeking a change to the charter, and the implications for what’s under consideration, as we talk with Houston Chronicle City Hall reporter Mike Morris.

Also this hour: Michael Hagerty learns about the Houston Global Health Collaborative in advance of its Impact 2015 Conference.

Then: Paige Phelps takes us to Galveston, where the NOAA Fisheries Service runs the only farm of its kind in the world, where they raise sea turtles.

And: From a collision in the Ship Channel to a call to end daylight saving time to J.J. Watt's definition of a minimalist log cabin, a lot happens in a week here in Houston. That's why we turn to our panel of "non-experts" to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. Kyrie O'Connor, Wayne Ashley, and Russ Capper shed their own special light on the week's Houston news.

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Craig Cohen

Craig Cohen

Executive Producer/Host, Houston Matters

Craig Cohen is the executive producer and host of Houston Matters, which airs weekdays at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Houston Public Media, News 88.7 FM. Craig is a 20+ year veteran of broadcast journalism. He's spent the bulk of his career in public media, in roles ranging from programmer...

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