Houston Matters

Flooding and pollution in minority communities, and the impact of minority-owned businesses (June 30, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Increased flooding across the country is exposing more people to industrial waste, especially those in minority communities. Plus, a new report examines the impact of minority-owned businesses on the region's economy. And a Houston teacher is honored at the Tony Awards.

I SEE U

I SEE U, Episode 50: Good Will Hunting for Great Teachers

Posted on · University of Houston Professor Duncan Klussmann provides fresh insight on the state of public education and what steps can be done to keep new and experienced school teachers in classrooms

Houston Matters

Discrimination in Harvey funds, and a conversation with HISD Superintendent Millard House (March 10, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The federal government says a Texas agency discriminated against communities of color in Houston and Harris County when choosing how to distribute Harvey recovery funds. And HISD Superintendent Millard House II joins us to discuss issues facing the school district and to answer your questions.

Town Square

National Read Across America Day aims to create and celebrate a nation of diverse readers

Posted on · What are the books that opened your eyes to the world? Which ones helped shape who you are? Today, we discuss the importance of literacy and representation in books, as well as recent challenges to reading materials.

Houston Matters

A tough start to the school year, and actor Jason Lee’s photos of Galveston (Feb. 8, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: The cumulative effect of COVID, teacher burnout, faculty and staff shortages, and political pressure on public education, and a conversation with actor Jason Lee about his new book of photography of Galveston.