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Why Houston And Harris County Missed Out On The Latest Harvey Relief Funds (May 26, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Why Houston and Harris County received none of the $1.3 billion in recent Hurricane Harvey relief from the federal government, the week in politics, and Houston's oldest hospital gets a makeover.

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Why Texas Had Among The Most Arrests From The Capitol Insurrection (April 7, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Why Texas had among the most arrests stemming from the capitol insurrection, our weekly political roundup, Houston's best restaurants for outdoor dining, and a new dance festival celebrates Latinx dancers and choreographers.

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The Battle Over Drive-Through Voting In Harris County (Oct. 29, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The latest attempt to challenge drive-through voting in Harris County, inside the Pearland mayoral race, putting off medical care because of the pandemic, and this year's all-virtual Houston Fringe Festival.

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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: The Week In Politics, And The Health Of Galveston Bay (Sept. 16, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Harris County Commissioners Court voted on Tuesday on its toll system and a vaping lawsuit, we discuss the week in politics, a look at the latest Galveston Bay Report Card, and Houston Botanic Garden prepares for it's grand opening.

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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: The Battle Over Back-To-School Plans, And Video Games Filling The Social Void (July 29, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The back-and-forth over back-to-school plans, our weekly political roundup, how video games are filling the void of social interaction these days, and tracking down all the players from a pack of baseball cards from the 1980s.

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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Texas GOP Convention Plans, And The Week In Politics (July 8, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The Texas GOP's plans to hold an in-person convention in Houston, our weekly political roundup, how the Houston Food Bank is handling increased demand for food assistance, and biographer Suzanne Finstad on the life and death of actress Natalie Wood.

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Monday’s Houston Matters: How The Medical Center Reports On ICU Capacity, And Early Voting Begins Amid The Pandemic (June 29, 2020)

Posted on · On Monday's show: Why the Texas Medical Center changed how it's reporting on ICU capacity, early voting amid a spike in COVID-19 cases, checking in with the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Astros take initial steps for the return of baseball.

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Friday’s Houston Matters: Policy Changes To Aid Recovery, And Voting During A Pandemic (May 22, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Bars reopening across the state, policy changes to help the economic recovery, voters' concerns about going to the polls during a pandemic, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news.

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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Creating A County Elections Administrator, The Week In Politics, And Coronavirus Art (May 20, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Harris County considers creating a non-partisan elections administrator position, our weekly political roundup, Dr. Laura Murillo of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and local muralists create coronavirus-inspired art.

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Monday’s Show: County Clerk Resigning, And Texas As A Battleground State (May 11, 2020)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Harris County Clerk Diane Trautman is resigning, the potential for Texas to be a battleground state, the contributions of Asian Americans to Greater Houston, and veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller answers your questions.

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Tuesday’s Show: The Race For Precinct 3, And Voting Rights For Minorities (Jan. 28, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: The race to replace Harris County Commissioner Steve Radack, City Councilman Greg Travis answers your questions, we discuss how far voting rights for minorities have come since the 15th amendment, and we meet the new mariachi ensemble at the University of Houston.