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Wednesday’s Show: Houston’s Air Pollution Problem, And Protecting Yourself In The Gig Economy (Jan. 29, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: New data on our air pollution problem, our weekly political roundup, protecting your work in the gig economy, and tenor Larry Brownlee.

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Thursday’s Show: Illegal Air Pollution, And The Future Of Cinema (Dec. 19, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Surprising findings about illegal air pollution, the potential extinction of movie theaters, a discussion of the new Star Wars film, and a famous home becomes a winter wonderland.

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Does The Clean Water Act Need More Teeth?

Posted on · A new report says Texas industrial facilities had the most incidences of pollution being released into waterways at levels beyond what federal law allows. Houston Matters learns more and discusses what can be done to prevent such pollution.

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Full Show: Industrial Plants And Water Pollution, And Writer William T. Vollmann On Climate Change (April 12, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn more about a caravan of migrants arriving in Houston today to discuss the state’s so-called sanctuary cities law. We delve deeper into Houston's "apartment epidemic." We examine a new report about water pollution in Texas. Writer William T. Vollmann discusses his new two-volume series on climate change. And we learn about Sam Houston State's National Book Awards Festival.

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Green Infrastructure: How Roof Gardens And Planting Trees Could Reduce Flooding

Posted on · Green infrastructure describes features in buildings and landscaping that cleanse and capture rainwater onsite where it falls. Houston advocates for green infrastructure join Houston Matters to discuss how it can be used to reduce flooding.

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Environmental Groups Say Texas Fined Only 3% Of Industrial Polluters

Posted on · Environmental groups say the state is letting polluters off the hook. A new report ranks the worst illegal air pollution events from oil refineries, chemical plans and other industrial facilities across Texas. But several environmental groups say the fault doesn't lie with the state's environmental regulatory agency. They place the blame on state leadership.