Houston Matters

COVID-19 Hospitalizations In Houston Are On Pace To Set A New Record (Aug. 17, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: The region is on pace to exceed 4,000 total COVID-19 hospitalizations, City Council Member Carolyn Evans-Shabazz answers your questions, and how air conditioning shaped Houston's growth.

Criminal Justice

Bills To Combat Sweltering Prison Conditions Back In Texas Legislature Despite Past Legal Battle

Posted on · The House Committee on Corrections is considering several bills that would address the temperature issues in these facilities by installing climate-control systems, air-conditioning and modernized infrastructure.

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Conversations We’re Thankful For: Wednesday’s Show (November 25, 2015)

Posted on · Each day on Houston Matters, we, the producers of this program, are tasked with examining the issues, ideas, people, places and events that define Greater Houston. We're thankful to have the opportunity to bring you what we believe is a valuable service for the region. We're also thankful we have each other to bounce ideas […]

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Bribery, Air Conditioning and Juneteenth at 150: Friday’s Show (June 19, 2015)

Posted on · Back in 1977, Congress passed the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. It stipulates companies can be held liable for unethical actions like bribery conducted by a foreign subsidiary or a contractor. Tom Fox, an attorney who specializes in corporate compliance with the FCPA, says Houston is at “the epicenter of the FCPA enforcement world.” On this […]