Houston Matters

Full Show: Commuting Alone, And Dealing With Sewage Overflows (Aug. 16, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn why about 80 percent of Houston commuters drive to work by themselves. Plus, a local nonprofit is taking the city to task over violations of the Clean Water Act. We discuss what podcasts you're listening to. And we visit some local gathering spots built around playing the games.

Houston Matters

Does The Clean Water Act Need More Teeth?

Posted on · A new report says Texas industrial facilities had the most incidences of pollution being released into waterways at levels beyond what federal law allows. Houston Matters learns more and discusses what can be done to prevent such pollution.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Industrial Plants And Water Pollution, And Writer William T. Vollmann On Climate Change (April 12, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn more about a caravan of migrants arriving in Houston today to discuss the state’s so-called sanctuary cities law. We delve deeper into Houston's "apartment epidemic." We examine a new report about water pollution in Texas. Writer William T. Vollmann discusses his new two-volume series on climate change. And we learn about Sam Houston State's National Book Awards Festival.