One year ago Saturday, Houston Matters debuted on Houston Public Media News 88.7. On that first broadcast, we spoke with Houston Mayor Annise Parker, learned the results of 2013’s Kinder Houston Area Survey, and spoke with Houston Public Media reporters about the various aspects of the beats they cover which new arrivals to Houston should know about.
In the year since, Houston Matters ramped up from a weekly to a daily program. We’ve highlighted hundreds of issues, ideas, people and places that define Greater Houston.
On this edition of the program, we turn to you for a bit of a progress report – what have we gotten right? What could we do better? What topics or guests would you like us to pursue in future programs?Â Houston Matters producers Michael Hagerty, Edel Howlin, and Maggie Martin will join host Craig Cohen toÂ welcome those thoughts, and share some of what goes on behind-the-scenes. (Share your thoughts with the Houston Matters team at 713-440-8870 orÂ firstname.lastname@example.org. We also welcome your suggestions on TwitterÂ or Facebook, or post your suggestions below).
Also this hour: A lot can happen in a week – some of it good, some of it bad, some of it ugly. As we do every Friday, we’ll parse The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Houston news with our rotating panel of “non-experts.” Today, we’re joined by “Native Texan” columnist Joe Holley, La Voz de Houston editor Aurora Losada, and “Defending People” blogger and attorney Mark Bennett.
Plus: A preview of this year’s iFest.