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Full Show: Bush Library’s Role In Honoring The Late President, And More Organ Transplant Problems At Baylor St. Luke’s (Dec. 4, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: As a week of mourning continues for former Pres. George H.W. Bush, we learn about the role his presidential library in College Station is playing in memorializing him. We learn about complications for lung and liver transplant patients at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. We find out how Texas is using settlement money from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. And James Prince talks about founding Houston-based Rap-A-Lot Records.

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Deepwater Horizon Spill Creates Ripple Effect on Gulf’s Bluefin Tuna

Posted on · The new movie Deepwater Horizon serves as a grim reminder of what happened on April 20, 2010 in the Gulf Of Mexico. That’s when eleven crewmen were killed on the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig, about 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana. That deadly incident was just the start of what became an all-out environmental catastrophe, as […]

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When Will the Little Guys Get Their Share of the BP Settlement?

Posted on · It’s been six years since the Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent spill, which devastated several state coastlines along the Gulf of Mexico. Last month, a federal judge approved a more than $20 billion settlement between BP and plaintiffs, including the federal government, Texas, four other Gulf Coast states and hundreds of local municipalities. That settlement includes […]

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BP Spill and Small Businesses: Thursday’s Show (May 5, 2016)

Posted on · It’s been six years since the Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent spill, which devastated several state coastlines along the Gulf of Mexico. Last month, a federal judge approved a more than $20 billion settlement between BP and plaintiffs, including the federal government, Texas, four other Gulf Coast states and hundreds of local municipalities. That settlement includes […]

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The Environmental Effects of Deepwater Horizon Six Years Later

Posted on · It’s been six years since the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Eleven crewmen were killed on the offshore oil rig, about 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana. That deadly incident was just the start of what became an all-out environmental catastrophe, as millions of barrels of crude oil spilled onto beaches and wetlands from here in Texas […]

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The Environmental Impact of Deepwater Horizon: Friday’s Show (April 29, 2016)

Posted on · It’s been six years since the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Eleven crewmen were killed on the offshore oil rig, about 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana. That deadly incident was just the start of what became an all-out environmental catastrophe, as millions of barrels of crude oil spilled onto beaches and wetlands from here in Texas […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Halliburton-Baker Hughes Merger, and Equal Pay for Women’s Soccer: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, we discuss the U.S. […]

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The State of Houston Transportation: Friday’s Show (April 8, 2016)

Posted on · Today, we continue our 2nd annual “State of Houston” series – exploring the state of Greater Houston’s economy, transportation, health, education, environment, politics and culture. On this edition of Houston Matters, we delve into what is a sort of pastime for Houstonians: complaining about our traffic and the conditions of our roads. We explore the state of transportation […]

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What Does BP’s Record Settlement for Deepwater Horizon Spill Mean for Houston?

Posted on · Last Thursday, BP agreed to pay $18.7 billion to settle state and federal claims from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. We discuss what the settlement means for BP, Houston and the Gulf region with Bradley Olson, who reports on the oil and gas industry for Bloomberg News. MORE: Will The Settlement Cost From […]

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Making Houston More Bike Friendly: Tuesday’s Show (July 7, 2015)

Posted on · A couple weeks back, cyclists staged a “die-in” outside Houston’s City Hall, to send a message to the City Council that cyclists need safer roads and that motorists need to be held accountable for bike-related accidents, especially in light of four bicycle-related fatalities that occurred over a recent three-week period. The demonstration outside City Hall […]

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Low Oil Prices on Minds as Offshore Technology Conference Begins

Posted on · The 2015 Offshore Technology Conference kicks off today at NRG Park. More than 90,000 oil and gas professionals from 130-plus countries will converge to learn about the industry’s latest technology and equipment. Also high on the minds of OTC attendees: how the drop in oil prices is impacting the industry, and what the new Subsea […]

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Could Some Good Come from the Deepwater Horizon Accident, Environmentally?

Posted on · This week, News 88.7 Energy and Environment reporter Dave Fehling is examining the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on its fifth anniversary. The first installment looked at whether drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is any safer today than it was when the accident happened in 2010. In the second and final installment, he looks at the legacy […]

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Immigration, Traffic Congestion, and Migraines: Tuesday’s show (April 21, 2015)

Posted on · Each day on Houston Matters, we seek to examine a variety of issues, ideas, people, places, and events that define Greater Houston. Tuesday’s program will demonstrate that variety, as we explore issues related to the environment, immigration and justice, transportation, health, and history, all in one hour! On this edition of the program, we address […]