Houston Matters

Attitudes about marijuana laws, and previewing the Astros first playoff series (Oct. 10, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We discuss changes attitudes about marijuana laws in the wake of Pres. Biden's recent pardons of those convicted for simple possession of the drug. Then, we discuss what can be done to improve safety for cyclists around town. And we preview the Astros' playoff series against the Seattle Mariners, which begins Tuesday.

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Friday’s Show: The State Takeover Of HISD, And Cycling Fatalities (Nov. 8, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Inside the state takeover of the HISD board, cycling fatalities outside the city's urban core, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the news, and religious historian Karen Armstrong on how we approach and interpret scripture.

Hurricane Harvey

WATCH: Houston Keeps Rolling Along

Posted on · Houston Bike Share, along with BikeHouston, FreeWheels Houston, and Rice Bikes have all come together to give away bicycles to Houstonians who were affected by Hurricane Harvey. Whether it was due to losing a car, being relocated, or simply having disrupted public transportation services, close to five hundred thousand Houstonians are in need of transportation.

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Update on the Finalized Houston Bike Plan

Posted on · Last week, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Joe Turner from the city's Parks and Recreation Department announced plans to close gaps in the White Oak Bayou bike trail. The project is a piece of a larger citywide bike plan awaiting City Council approval. We last discussed the plan in late February, when its first draft […]

Full Show

Abandoned Oil Wells and Houston’s Bike Plan: Tuesday’s Show (July 5, 2016)

Posted on · Brent crude oil prices are hovering these days around $50 a barrel. While that’s an improvement over the historic lows seen back in January, it’s still a far cry from $100-plus totals we saw through much of 2011-2014. Such sustained low oil prices have had ripple effects across the industry, leading to layoffs, some bankruptcies […]