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Full Show: Problems With The Texas Permanent School Fund, And Proposed Driving Test Changes (March 4, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Problems with The Texas Permanent School Fund, potential changes to the driver’s license test, questions for a local allergy doctor, and Houston sports.

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Full Show: Springtime Allergies, And Wes Anderson (March 23, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn more about the interim superintendent appointed to lead HISD. Then, an area specialist answers questions about allergies. Plus, our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And we revisit our 2014 conversation with filmmaker Wes Anderson.

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Full Show: Gun Control Debate Surfaces Again, And Ask The Allergy Doctor (Oct. 3, 2017)

Posted on · On Tuesday's edition of Houston Matters: How might the mass shooting in Las Vegas affect several pieces of gun-related legislation backed by Texas lawmakers? Also, an allergy expert answers your questions. And a Houston ensemble continues toward its goal of performing music from 20 different global cultures.

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Tree Pollen on the Rise: Answers to Your Allergy Questions

Posted on · (Above: Experiencing Houston’s rich greenery, like that seen at Buffalo Bayou Park, can often come with a downside — allergies. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media) Springtime is back in Houston, and that means allergies are too. Hooray! The pollen counts provided by houstontx.gov are very high this month and slightly higher than last year. Pollen from […]

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New Leader in City of Houston’s Office for Disabilities, and Writer Lindy West: Tuesday’s Show (March 28, 2017)

Posted on · Mayor Sylvester Turner recently announced that Maria Town will head the Office for People with Disabilities. Town previously served as the disability community liaison for the Obama Administration’s Office of Public Engagement. On this edition of Houston Matters, Maggie Martin talks with her about her previous national experience and what she hopes to accomplish here in Houston. […]

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Answers to Your Questions About Allergies

Posted on · We’re seeing a heavy dose of tree pollen these days. And mold and weed counts — while low this week — are ever-present concerns for those who suffer from seasonal allergies. Never mind the cat dander. Dr. Dat Tran, an allergist with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, answers listeners’ allergy […]

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Foster Care, Zoning, and Allergies: Wednesday’s Show (March 30, 2016)

Posted on · Last week (March 21, 2016), the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals denied an attempt by the Sttate of Texas to pause a revamp of its foster care system. That ruling leaves intact a December 2015 ruling by Judge Janis Graham Jack, who declared the system “broken” and unconstitutional. In ordering the overhaul, Judge Jack […]

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Sleep and Sleep Disorders, and Allergies: Tuesday’s Show (July 21, 2015)

Posted on · On the road, at work, at school and at home — we, our friends, neighbors, co-workers and loved ones average less than seven hours of sleep each weekday. That’s a lot of sleep-deprived Houstonians. And we’re not just tired. We’re inattentive, less productive and it’s not good for us. That’s why every six months or so, […]