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Full Show: Curbing Youth Violence, And Comparing Houston’s Transit System (Nov. 14, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We consider how the city’s addressing youth gun violence. Our experts break down the latest political stories. We discuss how Houston's transit system measures up nationally. And Jessica Wilbanks tells her story of walking away from faith.

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In Light Of Fourth Of July Flooding, Are We Better Off After Harvey?

Posted on · Heavy rains on the Fourth of July caused flooding and blocked roadways across the region. Nearly a year after Harvey, Houston Matters examines the progress that's been made in flood prevention since then.

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Full Show: Flooding After Harvey, And Stories From Texas (July 5, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: After flooding on the Fourth of July, we look at what's been done since Harvey to mitigate flooding in Houston. Then, we learn what researchers found on thousands of hours of tapes from NASA’s archives. Plus, a local astronomer answers your questions about stargazing in Greater Houston. And writer W.F. Strong talks about his book Stories From Texas: Some of Them are True.

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Full Show: Flood Mitigation Tactics, And Dealing With Towing Companies (April 5, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We examine a new report on ways to prevent flooding. Then, we discuss the future of autonomous vehicles in Houston. Plus, we discuss dealing with towing companies. And we learn about the contributions of women in architecture.

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One Year Later: How is METRO’s Redesign Working for Bus Riders?

Posted on · A little more than a year ago (August 2015), METRO redesigned its bus network. Has it been a success? What are some lessons METRO has learned in the past year? Where are improvements still needed? To answer those questions we talk with Christof Spieler, a METRO board member. (Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media) MORE: Rerouting Houston Buses (Full Series) […]

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METRO Redesign Update: Friday’s Show (October 28, 2016)

Posted on · It’s been about 14 months since METRO redesigned its bus routes in Houston. When the redesign was launched, METRO touted it as a means to provide “simpler, faster, more frequent service.” A little over a year in, did it work? Has ridership increased? What still needs to be improved? On this edition of Houston Matters, we […]