Houston Matters

Monday’s Show: Special Ed In Charter Schools, Third Ward Survey, And Food Insecurity (Nov. 18, 2019)

On Monday’s Houston Matters: A recent survey examines life in the Third Ward, we discuss how Houston addresses food insecurity, and we get an update on Houston sports.

On Monday’s Houston Matters: In the struggle to fix special education in Texas, the state's charter schools still lag behind. We discuss the latest in an investigative series from News 88.7's Laura Isensee and the Houston Chronicle on the state of special education in Texas public schools:

Also this hour: A recent survey examines the attitudes and experiences of residents of Houston's Third Ward. It finds that people there are concerned about gentrification but want the services and amenities that tend to come with that development. We learn more about the report from its co-authors:

Then, we discuss how Houston addresses issues of food insecurity, such as hunger and food deserts:

And we get an update on Houston sports:

Subscribe to Today in Houston

Fill out the form below to subscribe our new daily editorial newsletter from the HPM Newsroom.

* required


This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast

  • Subscribe on Apple Podcasts
  • Subscribe on Google Podcasts
  • Subscribe on Spotify
  • Subscribe on Stitcher
  • Subscribe on TuneIn
  • Subscribe on iHeart
  • Subscribe on Pandora
  • Subscribe on RadioPublic
  • Subscribe on Pocket Casts
  • Subscribe on Overcast
  • Subscribe on Amazon Music
  • Subscribe via RSS


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