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Full Show: Restored Question On 2020 Census, And Political Roundup (March 28, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We learn that a question about citizenship will appear on the 2020 census, our panel of experts discuss the latest political stories, the recent data breach from Facebook, and choreographer Garrett Smith, tells Michael Hagerty about his piece 'Imitations', which will be performed at Houston’s annual Dance Salad festival, March 29-31.

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Full Show: Political Roundup, And Our Privacy At Risk With Social Media (March 28, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Our panel of experts discuss the latest political stories, the recent data breach from Facebook, and choreographer Garrett Smith, tells Michael Hagerty about his piece 'Imitations', which will be performed at Houston’s annual Dance Salad festival, March 29-31.

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Full Show: Harvey’s Environmental Impact, And High Schoolers Bridging The Political Divide (March 22, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn more about the environmental impact of Hurricane Harvey. Then, some high school students have created an event aimed at bridging the nation's political divide. Also, we discover how NASA is using virtual reality technology. And we learn about efforts to preserve an historic fire station in Galveston.

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Is This the Year Virtual Reality Finally Becomes Mainstream? New Tech for 2016

Posted on · The International Consumer Electronics Show starts tomorrow (Jan. 6, 2016) in Las Vegas. The annual electronics and technology trade show gives us a preview of what technology is on the horizon – and could soon be making its way into your home, car and life. Dwight Silverman, technology blogger for the Houston Chronicle, joins us […]

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Cruz’s Presidential Viability: Tuesday’s Show (January 5, 2016)

Posted on · It’s common during a presidential campaign, in the weeks leading up to primaries and caucuses, for voters to, in essence, audition certain candidates. Those mired near the bottom of public opinion polls can bubble up to the surface while others can slide into the background. In recent weeks, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has […]

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Faster Internet Speeds Are Coming to Houston, But How Fast Do You Need?

Posted on · As more and more Houstonians stream content at home on services like Netflix and Hulu, Houston’s big Internet service providers — AT&T and Comcast — are locked in an arms race of sorts to keep up with consumer demand. Just today (5/21/15) Comcast announced the roll out of a new residential multi-gigabit broadband service in […]

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Download Speeds and Houston’s New Tracks: Thursday’s Show (May 21, 2015)

Posted on · There’s long been competition for our home entertainment dollars, from providers of phone, internet, cable or satellite services. That competition’s centered around jockeying for customers by providing better deals, content, or service. Phone companies claimed better rates or hours for long-distance. Cable and satellite companies claimed better channel lineups. Internet service providers claimed better connections. […]

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Why is Municipal Broadband Illegal in Texas? And Could that Change?

Posted on · According to a recent report in the Washington Post, the FCC will hold a public meeting next week at which the commissioners might vote on whether to intervene against state laws in North Carolina and Tennessee, limiting Internet access sold and operated by cities in those states. Like Texas, North Carolina and Tennessee don’t allow […]

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Vaccination Rates and a Cat Circus: Friday’s Show (February 20, 2015)

Posted on · As of Friday (2/20/15), there are 141 reported cases of the measles in the United States this year, and 98 are from California. (Just one, so far, is from Texas). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most who have contracted the measles were not vaccinated. Health officials have taken the opportunity to […]