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The future of Houston airports, and how cities take shape (Sept. 13, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We learn what millions of dollars being invested in Houston’s airports will mean for air travelers in the future. Then, Houston City Council Member Sallie Alcorn answers questions about issues facing the city. And a longtime city planner reflects on how cities take shape and how that's changing.

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Vaccine boosters target omicron, and writer Erika L. Sanchez (Sept. 6, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Who should get newly approved COVID-19 boosters that target the omicron variant? Then, Carolyn Evans-Shabazz answers questions about issues facing the city. And we talk with writer Erika L. Sanchez.

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A billion dollar county bond measure, and rebuilding after Harvey (Aug. 2, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Will a billion dollar bond measure go before Harris County voters for approval in November? Then, City Council Member Letitia Plummer answers your questions. And we begin a four-part series reflecting on lessons from Hurricane Harvey, five years later.

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What’s on the ballot for Election Day, and preparing to argue before the Supreme Court (Nov. 2, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We learn about what's on the ballot this Election Day, a conversation with City Council Member Amy Peck, what it's like to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court, and commemorating loved ones...under the sea.

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COVID-19 Hospitalizations In Houston Are On Pace To Set A New Record (Aug. 17, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: The region is on pace to exceed 4,000 total COVID-19 hospitalizations, City Council Member Carolyn Evans-Shabazz answers your questions, and how air conditioning shaped Houston's growth.

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What New CDC Guidelines Mean For Houston (March 9, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: The implications of the CDC's new guidelines for life in Houston, HISD’s Interim Superintendent is leaving, City Council Member Amy Peck answers your questions, and we discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected public health and communities of color one year later.

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Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Remembering George Floyd, And Plans For A Houston Hip-Hop Museum (June 9, 2020)

Posted on · On today's show: Funeral services for George Floyd, City Controller Chris Brown answers questions about the city's finances, warm weather gardening advice, and a museum to honor Houston hip-hop.

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Tuesday’s Show: ‘Stay Home Work Safe’ Order, And Council Member Tiffany Thomas (March 24, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We learn about the order for county residents to stay home to stop the spread of the coronarvirus, and City Council Member Tiffany Thomas answers questions about the city's response to the health crisis.

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The State of Houston Politics and Government, and Political Roundup: Wednesday’s Show (May 3, 2017)

Posted on · Today on Houston Matters, we continue our 3rd annual State of Houston series with a look at the state of politics and government in Greater Houston with the help of Andrew Schneider, News 88.7’s politics and government reporter Also this hour…