Houston Matters

Full Show: School Walkouts, And Houston’s Barbecue Culture (April 20, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn about some local school walkouts to bring attention to gun violence in America. Then, our panel of non-experts weighs in on some of the interesting stories from this week's news and decides if they are good, bad, or ugly. And we learn how barbecue culture in Houston is changing.

Houston Matters

Chef Series: Ronnie Killen on the Drive for the Best BBQ

Posted on · Chef and restaurateur Ronnie Killen grew up in Pearland. So it was fitting that his first – and subsequent – restaurants should also be located there. He travelled the world studying at Le Cordon Bleu in both Paris and London and nearly became a chef at the White House. But he always knew he wanted […]

Full Show

Failures in Corruption Investigations at the Border: Wednesday’s Show (December 16, 2015)

Posted on · On Tuesday (Dec. 15 2015), Gov. Greg Abbott announced Texas National Guard troops would remain at the Mexico border. Their nearly 18-month mission — prompted by an influx of unaccompanied children pouring into the country — was supposed to end this month, but it will now continue amid another wave of arrivals. Of course, it’s not just […]

Full Menu

The Full Menu: Greater Houston’s Best BBQ

Posted on · The Full Menu has been on the air nearly ten months now and not once has the topic of barbecue been fleshed out. However, today — thanks to a listener request — that changes. Our gaggle of food writers talk about their favorite places in Greater Houston to get barbecue. Today’s conversation features: Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine, David […]

Full Show

Floodplain Management, The Full Menu, and Hershey Felder: Wednesday’s Show (June 3, 2015)

Posted on · Eight dead in Houston, millions of dollars in damages — by now we all know how the Memorial Day rains affected the region, and while we can’t stop the rain, some argue we could do more to mitigate the results. Kriston Capps is a staff writer for CityLab, a division of The Atlantic. In a […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Oil Layoffs, Holiday Travel and BBQ Blunders: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From some potential layoffs in the Houston oil and gas industry, to a bustling holiday travel season getting underway, to a journalist’s errors in an article about Texas barbecue: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston news (albeit a shortened holiday week). Our panel of non-experts this week includes: […]