Houston Matters

Full Show: DOJ Suing The City, And UH Chancellor Renu Khator (March 1, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn about a DOJ lawsuit against the City of Houston. UH Chancellor Renu Khator answers your questions. We learn how the Great Migration helped and hurt African Americans. And a concert combines classical music with elements of a murder mystery.

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How Black Athletes Have Shaped The Olympics, And How The Olympics Shaped Black Athletes

Posted on · We learn about the stories, accomplishments, and challenges of African Americans in the Olympics from nine-time gold medalist Carl Lewis and Dr. Billy Hawkins from the University of Houston’s Department of Health and Human Performance.

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Top Workplaces in Houston, and Shutting Down Notorious Apartments: Tuesday’s Show (May 23, 2017)

Posted on · Every year, the Houston Chronicle puts together a list of the best workplaces in Houston, based on employee surveys distributed through a third-party company. The 2017 results won’t come until the fall, but, until then, what does make for a good workplace according to Houstonians? Is it the hours, the work space, the benefits, the […]

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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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Policing Black Neighborhoods, and Revitalizing the Fifth Ward: Houston Matters Weekend for November 26, 2016

Posted on · Following fatal police shootings of black men captured on video in Louisiana and Minnesota, Robert Muhammad, a Nation of Islam representative and student minister, suggested a number of ways to improve the relationship between law enforcement and the black community, including more face-to-face contact, more community involvement and more de-escalation and tension-reduction training for officers. But […]