Houston Matters

Where Does Houston Stand in the Global Economy?

Posted on · (Above: Countries shaded in blue are among Houston’s top 20 trading partners. Image Courtesy: Greater Houston Partnership) We often hear that Houston is a global city – but what does that mean? The term might be used to describe our area’s much-touted cultural diversity. But it could also be used to describe the region’s role […]

Houston Matters

Astros President Reid Ryan Discusses the Business of Baseball

Posted on · (Above: Houston Astros President Reid Ryan speaks with host Craig Cohen onstage during a live broadcast of “Houston Matters” from the offices of the Greater Houston Partnership on Monday, May 15, 2017. Photo: Derek Stokely | Houston Public Media) Today’s Houston Matters is broadcasting from the Greater Houston Partnership’s downtown headquarters, just across the street […]

Houston Matters

How Can Houston Become More of a Hub for Innovation?

Posted on · (Above: Gina Luna, chair of the Greater Houston Partnership’s Houston Innovation Roundtable; Ed Egan, director of the McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy; and Lori Vetters, president and CEO of the Houston Technology Center, speak onstage during a live broadcast of “Houston Matters” from the offices of […]

Full Show

Live from the Greater Houston Partnership! Monday’s Show (May 15, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: Panelists discuss diversity in the workforce (L-R): Bruce Ruzinsky, partner and chair of the diversity committee at the Jackson Walker law firm; Ivette Mayo, president of Yo Soy I Am, LLC; and Dennis Kennedy, founder of the National Diversity Council. Photo: Derek Stokely | Houston Public Media) Houston Matters is broadcasting live today from […]

Houston Matters

Houston Matters: Live from the Greater Houston Partnership!

Posted on · (Above: The Greater Houston Partnership’s new building, Partnership Tower. Photo Courtesy: GHP) Houston Matters is broadcasting live from downtown on Monday, May 15, at noon. In many ways, it’ll be our normal show — just from a different location. We’ll be broadcasting from the new headquarters of the Greater Houston Partnership — the new Partnership Tower. […]

Houston Matters

How Will Rolling Back Federal Regulations Affect Businesses in Houston?

Posted on · President Trump says he’s going to seriously roll back regulations on businesses. So, for a city like Houston with so much industry, what would that mean for us? We discuss how fewer regulations might affect business and the environment in Greater Houston. Joining us for this conversation is Adrian Shelley, who serves as both the director […]

Full Show

How Will Fewer Regulations Affect Houstonians? Thursday’s Show (February 9, 2017)

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss how fewer business regulations might affect the environment, changes to the National Weather Service's National Water Model, and the struggle Texas and Texans face paying for college. Also, singer-songwriter Mike Doughty performs in studio.

Full Show

Look Back at 2016, and Catch Fever: Houston Matters Weekend for Dec. 31, 2016

Posted on · It happened in a flash — 2016 is almost in the Mixdown HMW 123116books. It’s been a busy year for Greater Houston, so we’re taking some time today to recap this past year’s biggest developments with our beat reporters, covering transportation, education, politics and arts and culture and business. On this edition of Houston Matters Weekend, […]

Full Show

Third-Annual Newcomers’ Guide to Houston: Thursday’s Show (December 29, 2016)

Posted on · On this special edition of Houston Matters, we offer our third-annual Newcomers Guide to Houston! Whether you’re new to town, or just want a refresher on the basics of life in the Bayou City, this is a must listen. We cover absolutely as much territory as we can in an hour, presenting the lowdown on everything you need to […]

Houston Matters

The Year in Houston Business and Energy — 2016

Posted on · We’re continuing our look back at the biggest news stories of 2016. Next up, we take a closer look at the year in business and energy. We ask how the oil and gas industry’s doing now and examine any projections on how the industry will fare in the year ahead. And we discuss whether the oil and […]

Full Show

Cabinet Appointments and the Year in Business and Energy: Wednesday’s Show (December 14, 2016)

Posted on · President-elect Donald Trump named former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to head the Department of Energy. The announcement comes on the heels of another appointment — Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State for the Trump administration. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss what these appointments could mean for Texas and the nation […]

Full Show

Polling Places and the GE-Baker Hughes Merger: Tuesday’s Show (November 8, 2016)

Posted on · It’s Election Day…finally! On today’s edition of Houston Matters, we check in on several polling places around Greater Houston with our colleagues from News 88.7. Then, we discuss some lingering election issues with Houston Chronicle editorial writer Joe Holley, and News 88.7’s News Director Dave Fehling. Also this hour…