Houston Matters

Full Show: Same-Sex Benefits Case, Pothole Repair, And Writer Justin Cronin (Feb. 22, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: A lawsuit over same-sex benefits is thrown out. We learn about the mayor's pothole program. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the news. And Justin Cronin discusses his series of vampire novels.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Madeleine Albright On Bipartisanship, And Remembering Filmmaker James Blue (Nov. 8, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: After losing his re-election bid, a judge releases many of the juvenile defendants who had cases before him. Then, former Sec. of State Madeleine Albright discusses the need for bipartisanship in foreign policy. Plus, a new documentary tells the story of Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker James Blue, who spent much of his career in Houston. And a new performance explores the impact of Houston’s drag scene on the LGBT rights movement.

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Full Show: Legally Defining Gender, and Cartoonist Ngozi Ukazu (Nov. 1, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: A new report says public defenders in Harris County's juvenile courts aren't getting assigned enough cases. The Trump administration is considering altering the legal definition of gender. Houston-raised cartoonist Ngozi Ukazu discusses her popular hockey-themed web comic, Check, Please! And local band The Wheel Workers performs.

Houston Matters

Full Show: New Mental Health Facility, And Texas Turning Blue (Jan. 9, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We learn about a new mental health facility coming to the city. Then, a local columnist thinks 2018 could be the year Texas elects a Democrat to a statewide office. We learn why. Plus, we learn how the courts handle discrimination cases. And we remember a pioneer of the Houston theater scene.