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The Oddities of Political Power in Texas

Posted on · Even though Republicans hold all statewide elective offices, and have solid majorities in both legislative houses, we’ve seen instances this session when Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and House Speaker Joe Straus have not been on the same page. Brandon Rottinghaus, professor of political science at the University of Houston (and co-host of […]

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How Powerful Should Any American President Be?

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we join with public radio programs nationwide participating in NPR’s latest A Nation Engaged project, examining Power and the Presidency. We ask you: How powerful should any American president be? What do you see as the proper balance between the executive, legislative and judicial branches? What would you like to […]

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How Powerful Should the President Be? Monday’s Show (April 24, 2017)

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we join with public radio programs nationwide participating in NPR’s latest A Nation Engaged project, examining Power and the Presidency. We ask you: How powerful should any American president be? What do you see as the proper balance between the executive, legislative and judicial branches? What would you like to […]

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President Trump, and Civil Rights in the Space Race: Houston Matters Weekend for Jan. 28, 2017

Posted on · President Donald Trump was sworn into office on Jan. 20, 2017. And before the ceremony, we asked you to share what you want him to know about Houston as part of NPR’s A Nation Engaged project. On this edition of Houston Matters Weekend, we hear some of your answers and discuss them with Brandon Rottinghaus, political […]

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A Nation Engaged: What Should President Trump Know About Houston?

Posted on · President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn into office on Friday (Jan. 20, 2017). We’re asking you to share what you want President Trump to know about Houston. It’s part of NPR’s A Nation Engaged project. You can share your ideas now on Facebook and Twitter @HoustonMatters. In this segment, we hear you what you want […]

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Flooding Updates from Around Greater Houston: Wednesday’s Show (January 18, 2017)

Posted on · Sustained heavy rains have brought flooding to many areas of Greater Houston today. On Wednesday’s edition of Houston Matters, we’ll bring you the latest on road conditions, weather conditions and emergency response across the region from News 88.7 and local officials. For the latest, follow News 88.7, Transtar and Harris County Office of Homeland Security and […]

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What Does it Mean to Be a Houstonian?

Posted on · What does it mean to be an American? That’s a question that’s evolved over our nation’s history and one that underlies much of the debate in the current presidential election. And so today we join the public radio project called A Nation Engaged and discuss what it means to be an American these days – and how the presidential candidates […]

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What Does it Mean to Be a Houstonian? Monday’s Show (October 10, 2016)

Posted on · What does it mean to be an American? That’s a question that’s evolved over our nation’s history and one that underlies much of the debate in the current presidential election. And so, on today’s edition of Houston Matters, we join the public radio project called A Nation Engaged and discuss what it means to be an American these days – […]

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What Are the Economic Opportunities in Greater Houston?

Posted on · All this week, NPR and public radio stations nationwide are taking part in this week’s A Nation Engaged project which asks, “What can we do to create economic opportunity for more Americans?” On this edition of Houston Matters, we turn the question towards economic opportunity here in Greater Houston. First, Michael Hagerty talks with Bill Gilmer, Director of […]

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Economic Opportunity and Student Debate Advice: Wednesday’s Show (September 21, 2016)

Posted on · All this week, NPR and public radio stations nationwide are taking part in this week’s A Nation Engaged project which asks, “What can we do to create economic opportunity for more Americans?” On this edition of Houston Matters, we turn the question towards economic opportunity here in Greater Houston. First, Michael Hagerty talks with Bill Gilmer, Director of […]

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What’s Houston’s Place in America and In the World?

Posted on · All this week, NPR and public radio stations nationwide are taking part in this week’s A Nation Engaged project which asks, “What is America’s place in the world?” Well, we’re Houston Matters, your daily guide to the people, places, issues and ideas that define Greater Houston. So guess what we’ve decided to ask? Yep: “What is Houston’s […]

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Houston’s Place in America and the World: Monday’s Show (August 29, 2016)

Posted on · All this week, NPR and public radio stations nationwide are taking part in this week’s A Nation Engaged project which asks, “What is America’s place in the world?” Well, we’re Houston Matters, your daily guide to the people, places, issues and ideas that define Greater Houston. So guess what we’ve decided to ask? Yep: “What is Houston’s […]