Houston Matters

Full Show: Commissioners Court Votes On Astrodome, And Measuring Presidential Accomplishments (Feb. 13, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Harris County Commissioners voted to move forward with Astrodome renovation plans. We visit the public radio stations at Greater Houston's two historically black universities. A new book examines American presidents from the past century based solely on their accomplishments. And we go inside the world of figure skating in Houston.

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Will the ‘Bathroom Bill’ Have Economic Implications for Texas?

Posted on · Earlier this month (Jan. 5, 2017), State Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, a Republican from Brenham, introduced a so-called “bathroom bill” for consideration at the Texas Legislature. Senate Bill 6, aka the Texas Privacy Act, is unquestionably controversial. It would require citizens to use the restroom associated with the gender on their birth certificate. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick […]

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Covering President Trump and the Bathroom Bill: Thursday’s Show (January 26, 2017)

Posted on · Last week, Senior White House Adviser Kellyanne Conway introduced America to the term “alternative facts” after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer claimed – despite contradictory evidence — that Trump’s inauguration gathered the largest crowd ever for that event. Suddenly the press was faced with calling out blatant lies. That’s not something seasoned journalists enjoy […]