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Full Show: Opioid Lawsuit, And Texas Election Security (Feb. 27, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We get an update on the lawsuit Harris County has filed over the opioid epidemic. Then, we examine the security of Texas voting machines. Plus, Ed Mayberry talks about his 47 years in radio. And we catch up with "Commander Mark" who taught kids how to draw on public television in the 80s and 90s.

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Sgt. Pepper at 50: Landmark Beatles Album Remixed and Updated

Posted on · (Above: The iconic album cover for The Beatles’ landmark album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Image Courtesy: TheBeatles.com) Tomorrow (June 2, 2017) marks 50 years since the U.S. release of the classic Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. When the album came out, it became the soundtrack to the “summer of love.” The […]

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Gerrymandering Ruling, Superbugs, and Sgt. Pepper: Thursday’s Show (June 1, 2017)

Posted on · Gerrymandering is the process by which congressional districts are drawn in a way that heavily favors one party over the other. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that North Carolina had violated the Constitution by doing this very thing — drawing district lines according to race. After similar rulings in Alabama and Virginia, could Texas […]

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Musician Bobby Bridger Reflects on His Legendary Album ‘Seekers of the Fleece’

Posted on · Back in 1976, Houstonian Bobby Bridger recorded his Americana masterpiece Seekers of the Fleece. It’s the sort of album nobody makes anymore: a concept album, built around the tale of one man, in this case frontiersman Jim Bridger, who signed on with a fur expedition in 1822 and then lived nearly 60 years more as […]

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What Do the Astrodome and the Beatles Have in Common?

Posted on · What does the Astrodome have to do with The Beatles? Well, nothing really – they never played there. But these two seemingly disparate subjects do have two things in common – or, at least, two people. The first is Dr. Kenneth Womack, a Houston native who’s authored new books on both subjects. He’s is in […]

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Houston’s Economic Forecast, and The Beatles and the Astrodome: Thursday’s Show (December 8, 2016)

Posted on · What kind of year has it been for the Greater Houston? And what will 2017 hold? At a Houston Region Economic Outlook event on Friday, (Dec. 9, 2016), the Greater Houston Partnership will unveil its job forecast for 2017. On this edition of Houston Matters, we take a sneak peak at that – and look back at […]

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Mapping the Realm of Digital Responsibility in the World of Pokemon Go

Posted on · Maybe you’re one of the many Houstonians – and people across the nation, for that matter – playing Pokémon Go, the mobile game that sends people out and about in the real world in search of not-so-real monsters. Or, at least, maybe you’ve heard about all the many ways Pokémon Go can go wrong – […]

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Danish Ambassador Promotes Trade Ties With Houston

Posted on · Denmark’s ambassador to the United States recently visited Houston to talk about trade and economic opportunities. Lars Lose was appointed to his post just over a year ago, after having served as a foreign policy adviser for Denmark’s prime minister. He talks with News 88.7’s Ed Mayberry about the job of being an ambassador. (Above: Danish […]

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METRO Chair, Dropouts, and NFL Draft: Monday’s Show (May 2, 2016)

Posted on · In the last couple of years, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (aka METRO) has revamped its bus system and aimed to be a more transparent organization. In late March, METRO named a new chair, Carrin Patman. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Patman about the challenges ahead for METRO and welcome your […]

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The State of Houston’s Economy in 2016

Posted on · Today we launch our 2nd annual “State of Houston” series – exploring the state of Greater Houston’s economy, transportation, health, education, environment, politics and culture. We begin today with a look at what’s happening economically. We welcome your questions and comments for Patrick Jankowski, the Greater Houston Partnership’s Senior Vice President of Research, and News 88.7’s Ed […]

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Film Chronicles the Career of Unsung Texas Musician Doug Sahm

Posted on · If you want to know what Texas sounds like, listen to the music of the late Doug Sahm. He was a musician who could play every form of indigenous form of Texas music authentically, and his connections to Houston run long and deep. There’s a new documentary chronicling Doug’s music. Sir Doug and the Genuine […]

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DuPont One Year Later: Friday’s Show (November 13, 2015)

Posted on · Sunday marks the one year anniversary of the fatal leak at the DuPont chemical plant in La Porte that killed four workers. We discuss what’s been learned since the accident on today’s Houston Matters, as we talk with Houston Chronicle investigative reporter Lise Olsen. Also this hour: ASQ’s Quality Education Conference and Workshop takes place this […]