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Monday’s Houston Matters: Tropical Storm Update, And Restaurants Opening Further (Sept. 21, 2020)

Posted on · On Monday's show: An update on Tropical Storm Beta’s threat to the region, restaurants opening to 75 percent, answers to your pet care questions, and an update on sports.

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Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Tropical Weather Update, And Remembering Developer Gerald Hines (Aug 25, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday’s show: An update on Tropical Storms Laura and Marco, the latest on COVID-19, City Council Member Edward Pollard answers questions, creating man-made islands to protect Galveston Bay from storm surge, and remembering real estate developer Gerald Hines.

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Monday’s Houston Matters: Tropical Weather Approaches, And Breweries Adapt To COVID-19 (Aug. 24, 2020)

Posted on · On Monday's show: An update on Tropical Storms Laura and Marco, how breweries are adjusting to social distancing regulations, answers to your pet care questions, and an update on sports.

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Friday’s Houston Matters: Tropical Weather Approaching, And Forming Coronavirus Bubbles (July 24, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's show: An update on tropical weather in the gulf, the benefits of forming coronavirus "bubbles," The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and a preview of the shortened Astros season.

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Tuesday’s Houston Matters: An Historic Space Launch, And City Councilman Edward Pollard (May 26, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Houston Methodist CEO Marc Boom, City Councilman Edward Pollard, a new era of American spaceflight, and engineering an open-source ventilator for COVID-19 patients.

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Full Show: Ronald Reagan Biographer, and Writer Mitch Albom (Oct. 11, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: A crew headed to the ISS makes an emergency landing. Bob Spitz discusses his biography Reagan: An American Journey. Houston food writers discuss their favorite distinctive meal items at area restaurants. And writer Mitch Albom talks about his new novel, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven.

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Full Show: Enron Exec Released, and Ethan Hawke Pays Tribute to Texas Songwriter Blaze Foley (Aug. 31, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn about a leak on board the International Space Station. We discuss former Enron executive Jeff Skilling being released from prison. We break down The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week's news. We discuss the correct way to honor the dead while still calling attention to any negative aspects of their legacy. And actor Ethan Hawke tells us about Texas songwriter Blaze Foley, to whom he pays tribute in his new film.

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Full Show: Back To The Moon, And Money Raised For Harvey Relief (Dec. 12, 2017)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We discuss Pres. Trump's decision to send astronauts back to the moon. We take a closer look at where money for Harvey relief is being spent. Author Reza Aslan talks about his book, God: A Human History. And a local artist turns debris found on Houston streets into art.

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What’s the Future of NASA Under Trump?

Posted on · (Above: The Space Shuttle replica at Space Center Houston. Photo: Florian Martin, Houston Public Media) A new piece of legislation aims to refocus NASA on human space exploration and landing on Mars. Pres. Donald Trump recently signed into law a bill that would require the space agency to develop plans for future human space exploration, […]

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NASA Under Trump, and ‘Permania’ in West Texas Oil and Gas: Monday’s Show (April 3, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: The Space Shuttle replica at Space Center Houston. Photo: Florian Martin, Houston Public Media) A new piece of legislation aims to refocus NASA on human space exploration and landing on Mars. Pres. Donald Trump recently signed into law a bill that would require the space agency to develop plans for future human space exploration, […]