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Ike Dike bills moving closer to reality, and Houston pet peeves (Aug. 1, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: What needs to happen for the long-sought-after Ike Dike/coastal barrier project to become reality after the U.S. House and Senate both passed bills containing it? Also: Houstonians share their pet peeves, and we discuss the high cost of going to an Astros game.

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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.

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Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Antibody Testing Survey, And Retiring In Houston (Sept. 8, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Show: Searching door to door for those who've had COVID-19 in the past, Houston City Council Member Martha Castex-Tatum answers questions, what's keeping Houston from being a top choice for retirees, new teachers share their thoughts about about their first day of school, and the state of fishing in Galveston Bay.

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Galveston Bay Gets Bad Grade For Pollution

Posted on · The Galveston Bay Foundation recently released its latest Galveston Bay Report Card, a progress report on the state of the bay’s water and ecosystem. While foundation president Bob Stokes told News 88.7 "The water today in Galveston Bay is much cleaner that it was 30 to 40 years ago," he says there’s still plenty of […]

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The Galveston Bay Report Card: Thursday’s Show (August 20, 2015)

Posted on · Last week, the Galveston Bay Foundation and the Houston Advanced Research Center released the latest Galveston Bay Report Card, which grades the health of the Bay, from water quality to wildlife to human health risks, coastal change and more. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Bob Stokes, President of the Galveston Bay […]

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What’s the Effect of the Oil Spill on Galveston Bay?

Posted on · On Saturday, a barge in Galveston Bay struck a ship and sprung a leak. While the barge was carrying a million gallons of marine fuel oil, officials believe just one tank was breached, which would suggest no more than 168,000 gallons spilled into the bay. As crews skimmed oil from the water, and containment booms […]