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Full Show: Sutherland Springs Anniversary, And Houston’s Changing Skyline (Nov. 5, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn how candidates are spending the final hours of campaigning. And we check in on Sutherland Springs a year after the mass shooting there. Plus, we examine ways local governments can change to keep up with Houston's growth. We tour downtown to learn the stories behind Houston's skyscrapers. And Jeff Balke updates us on local sports.

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Full Show: Flood Mitigation Tactics, And Dealing With Towing Companies (April 5, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We examine a new report on ways to prevent flooding. Then, we discuss the future of autonomous vehicles in Houston. Plus, we discuss dealing with towing companies. And we learn about the contributions of women in architecture.

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Gulf Coast Green Conference Brings Sustainability Minds to Houston

Posted on · For more than 10 years, the Gulf Coast Green Conference has quietly been building a name for itself, drawing sustainability professionals, architects and designers to town. This theme for this year’s conference is about art and sustainability and includes lessons in something called “hedonistic sustainability.” We learn about the conference — and what exactly that term […]

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Building the Astrodome: The Parallels Between Creating and Saving the 8th Wonder of the World

Posted on · As Houston’s NRG Stadium prepares to host the Super Bowl next year, that ever-present question remains about what to do with the neighboring Astrodome. Architect James Gast sees parallels between that debate and the efforts that got the dome built in the first place. Gast is the author of The Astrodome: Building an American Spectacle, and […]

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Building a Himalayan Mountain Out of Gingerbread

Posted on · On Dec. 12, 2015, AIA Houston (the Houston chapter of the American Institute of Architects) held its annual Gingerbread Build Off, where contestants — including local architecture firms — spend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. building gingerbread houses. Kathleen English and her colleagues at English + Associates Architects, had one of the winning entrants. They […]

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How Will Paris Climate Talks Affect Industry and the Environment in Houston?

Posted on · The world has been watching Paris in recent days as the city hosts the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, known as COP21. But, since we’re a show that focuses on Houston, we wondered how might climate change decisions made at the summit affect industry here? We talk with several guests on this subject: First an eye-witness to the […]