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Full Show: Deer Park Fire Update, And Coming To Terms With The South (March 19, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: An update on the fire at a Deer Park chemical facility, details on how Proposition B will be implemented, and a discussion on lingering notions of the reasons behind the Civil War.

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Full Show: Proposed Rules For Houston Floodplains, And Texas After The Confederacy (Feb. 15, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We discuss proposed new regulations for construction within Houston's floodplains. We learn about the plight of African Americans in the South after the dissolution of the Confederacy. We visit the massive Girl Scout Cookie drop. And we find people playing hockey in Greater Houston.

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What Should Become of Confederate Symbols In Houston?

Posted on · After the fatal church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, there has been a nationwide debate over not just the Confederate flag, but other symbols of the old South, including some monuments dedicated to the Confederacy here in Houston. News 88.7’s Florian Martin asks Houstonians what should become of these symbols in Greater Houston. (Above: The “Spirit […]

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Taxes, Confederate Symbols and Cat-Killing Vet: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From Houstonians identifying solutions to traffic problems but not wanting to pay for them, to the UT Austin campus joining the growing cacophony in opposition to Confederate statues and symbols, to a Brenham veterinarian not facing charges after allegedly boasting on Facebook she shot a cat through the head with an arrow: we discuss The Good, The […]

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Listener Comments on the Astrodome, Confederate Heroes Day, and Houston’s Greatest Mistakes

Posted on · From time to time we share some of your recent comments about Houston Matters. Today we have thoughts from listeners about people’s concern over the fate of the Astrodome while neglecting the fates of other historic structures around the city. We  also share some thoughts on a bill calling for the replacement of Confederate Heroes Day in […]

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What Do We Teach About the Confederacy in Schools?

Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court is currently grappling with whether Texas was wrong to reject a specialty license plate displaying the Confederate battle flag. As modern day battles over what the flag and other Confederate symbols mean go on, students in Houston classrooms continue to learn and discuss the history and legacy of the Confederacy in […]