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Understanding COVID vaccinations, Texas politics and early voting

Posted on · Having trouble keeping up with headlines in Texas politics? Experts explain the legislature’s third special session and early voting. Plus, in light of the passing of former Secretary of State Colin Powell, we discuss COVID complications and vaccines.

Houston Matters

Complaints about new Congressional maps, & the week in politics (Oct. 6, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Two Houston members of Congress aren't pleased with proposed new Texas district maps, the week in politics, navigating the new world of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and singer Thomas Csorba performs.

Houston Matters

Marchers plan to demonstrate for women’s rights Saturday (Oct. 1, 2021)

Posted on · On Friday's show: A preview of the Houston Women’s March, an update on some key developments in Congress, a conversation with an astronaut from Axiom Space, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and musicians Wendy and Lisa from Prince's band, The Revolution.

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How Proposed Redrawing Of Texas Congressional Districts Could Affect Houston (Sept. 29, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: A closer look at the draft redistricting maps for the state's Congressional districts, the week's other political news, and creating a master-planned community of affordable housing.

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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.

Houston Matters

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.

Houston Matters

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.

Houston Matters

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.