Houston Matters

Full Show: Affirmative Action Rescinded, And Millennials (July 17, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We talk with a parent of Santa Fe High School about receiving metal detectors at the school, and News 88.7 Allison Lee checks up on allegations of mistreatment of migrants at the border. We discuss concerns about the relevance and future of affirmative action in college admissions, Millennials talk about what makes their generation unique, then we talk about addiction on college campuses and how students can get help.

Houston Matters

Supreme Court Rules in Two Cases Stemming from Texas

Posted on · On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down decisions in two of the three pending major cases tied to Texas. The court deadlocked 4-4 on President Obama’s plan that would have shielded millions of immigrants from deportation. And, in a 4-3 decision, the court upheld the affirmative action program at the University of Texas. Joining us to […]

Politics

How Will Scalia’s Death Affect Texas Cases Before The Supreme Court?

Posted on · Five major cases involving Texas are on the current docket: abortion clinic regulations, affirmative action policies at UT Austin, employer coverage of contraception, a voter redistricting case, and Obama’s executive action on immigration policy (put on hold by a Texas federal judge).

Full Show

The Year in Education, Philip Glass, and The Full Menu: Tuesday’s show (December 22, 2015)

Posted on · From legislative and judicial battles over school funding in Texas, to debate on area college campuses over how to implement the state’s new campus carry law, to oral arguments (again) before the Supreme Court over the use of affirmative action in college admissions, there were a lot of big developments in education here in Houston […]

Houston Matters

Why Do So Many Test Cases from Texas End Up at the Supreme Court?

Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court last week (Dec. 8 and 9, 2015) heard oral arguments in two cases that stem from Texas. One, Evenwel v. Abbott, deals with how legislative districts are drawn – and it could have a profound effect on future elections. The other, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, deals with affirmative […]

Full Show

Texas Cases Before the Supreme Court: Friday’s Show (December 18, 2015)

Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court last week (Dec. 8 and 9, 2015) heard oral arguments in two cases that stem from Texas. Evenwel v. Abbott deals with how legislative districts are drawn and could have a profound effect on future elections. Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin deals with the use of affirmative action in admissions decisions […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Affirmative Action, Confederate License Plates & Gov. Perry’s Boots: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From an appeals court ruling in favor of the University of Texas in an affirmative action lawsuit, to a ruling that favored a group wanting Texas to issue license plates that depict the Confederate flag, to Gov. Perry trading in his cowboy boots for more comfortable shoes: it’s The Good The Bad and The Ugly of […]