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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of 2015

Posted on · A lot can happen in a year – some of it good, some of it bad, some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the news, we turn each week to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of 2015. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised […]

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Ed Emmett and The Good, Bad, and Ugly of 2015: Wednesday’s Show (December 23, 2015)

Posted on · As the Judge of Harris County, Ed Emmett is both chief judicial officer and chief executive of the county. While we mostly hear from him during hurricane season as the most visible figure leading in the event of a weather emergency, he’s also the man routinely pushing hardest to build support for a long-term vision […]

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Bad Week for the Texans and Bacon Linked to Cancer: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From a federal judge dismissing a civil rights lawsuit filed by Chad Holley, to a really bad week for the Houston Texans, to a study linking bacon to cancer: our rotating panel of “non-experts” comes together to consider The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of the week’s Houston news. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised of: Aurora […]

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Harris County Sues VW and Protesting at Whole Foods: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From Harris County suing Volkswagen, to a ruling on an accident at a La Porte chemical plant, to a protest at a local Whole Foods in Houston over food produced by prison labor: our rotating panel of “non-experts” comes together to consider The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of the week’s Houston news. This week’s […]

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Renaming Streets and Science in the Movies: Friday’s Show (October 2, 2015)

Posted on · Last week, the Prairie View City Council upheld its decision to rename University Drive in honor of Sandra Bland. Naming and renaming streets in the city of Houston can be a lengthy and sometimes controversial process. On this edition of Houston Matters, explore why and how streets are named and renamed and what prompts the […]

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Mental Health and JJ Watt and the SI Jinx: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From a Houston mayoral candidate forum on mental health issues; to another company (albeit a smaller one) in the energy industry conducting layoffs; to Houston Texans star JJ Watt on the cover of Sports Illustrated (and hoping to avoid the fabled SI jinx): our rotating panel of “non-experts” comes together to consider The Good, The Bad and […]

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The State of Houston Radio: Friday’s Show (September 4, 2015)

Posted on · Amid technological advances, format changes, and frequencies bought and sold, the radio industry is constantly in flux. The rise of streaming, HD Radio, podcasts, and satellite radio all available on demand have provided listeners more choices than ever. What does it all mean for radio in Greater Houston today and in the future? On this […]

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Voter ID Law Struck Down, Paxton Indictment, and Blue Bell Making Comeback: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals striking down the Texas voter ID law, to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s indictment for securities fraud, to Blue Bell Creameries starting up production in Alabama post-recall: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised […]

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Abortion Law Upheld, McKinney Pool Party and Tal’s Hill: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From an appeals court upholding Texas’ controversial abortion law, to a police officer’s response to a pool party in McKinney, to the end of Tal’s Hill in Minute Maid Park: our rotating panel of “non-experts” comes together to consider The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of the week’s Houston news. This week’s panel of non-experts […]

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HISD Proposals and William Fitzsimmons: Friday’s Show (June 12, 2015)

Posted on · In the past few weeks, the Houston Independent School District’s administration has announced some planned changes, including scaling back student testing next year. HISD Superintendent Terry Grier also initially proposed to end the district’s controversial performance bonus system, but he went back on that proposal earlier this week. Next week, the HISD board will review and vote […]

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New Sheriff, New Beer & New Flights: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From a new sheriff in town, to a new beer in town, and to soon-to-be new flights in town: we discuss The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of this week’s Houston news. This week’s panel of rotating “non-experts” includes: Aurora Losada, editor of La Voz de Houston; Joe Holley, “Native Texan” columnist for the Houston Chronicle; […]

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Toll Roads and the Grand Parkway: Friday’s Show (May 15, 2015)

Posted on · Chances are, at some point, you’ve used some of the 132 miles of toll roads operated by the Harris County Toll Road Authority, from the Westpark Tollway, to the Katy managed lanes, the Sam Houston, and now a toll road to Tomball. There’s more either under construction or in the works. On this edition of […]

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HCC Restructuring and Matthew McConaughey’s Price Tag: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of non-experts to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. Today: Aurora Losada of La Voz […]