Houston Matters

How the Inflation Reduction Act might affect Houston (Aug. 9, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Analyzing the climate change provision in the Inflation Reduction Act and how it might affect Houston. Questions for Mayor Pro-Tem Dave Martin. A gardening expert answers your questions. And addressing problems Hurricane Harvey exposed with area reservoirs.

Houston Matters

Council Member Tarsha Jackson, and how big oil cast doubt on climate change (April 19, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: City Council Member Tarsha Jackson discusses issues facing the city, we discuss the fossil fuel industry’s history of casting doubt and delaying action on climate change, and local baker Hemlata "Hemu" Basumatary from the Netflix baking show Is It Cake? talks about her craft.

Houston Matters

Preparing for Ukrainian refugees in Houston (March 28, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: How a Houston nonprofit is preparing to welcome Ukrainian refugees, NASA opens a long-sealed container of moon rocks, fighting gridlock in the quest to stop climate change, and an update on Houston sports.

Houston Matters

Delay in Harris County’s primary vote count (March 3, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Harris County failed to finish the election count on time — a claim the elections administrator denies. So, what's going on and what does it mean? Plus, a conversation with the new chair of the Metro board, and remembering Houston blues musician and band leader Milton Hopkins.

Business

ExxonMobil is recovering from the pandemic downturn with $23 billion in profits and plans to expand in the Permian Basin

Posted on · Texas-based oil giant Exxon Mobil had a big week. The company reported a dizzying $23 billion in profits, said it plans to raise output in the Permian Basin, and is moving headquarters to Houston.