Good, Bad and Ugly

Harris County Exonerations, and Houston’s Cost of Living: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, our panel weighs in on […]

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Happy Houston, and The Good, Bad, and Ugly of the News: Friday’s Show (March 10, 2017)

Posted on · (Image: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media) Every once in a while, after a period of serious, heavy — okay, let’s face it, even occasionally depressing news — we like to take some time out to give you the opportunity to focus on the good news in your life. It could be about your personal life, about […]

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Why Were There So Many Criminal Exonerations in Harris County Last Year?

Posted on · An annual report from the National Registry of Exonerations reveals a record number of exonerations in the U.S. last year — 125 of them, in fact. That’s nearly a 40 percent increase over 2012 and 2013. Plus 33 of those exonerations came in drug cases in Harris County. Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin talks with Samuel Gross, […]

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Wrongful Convictions & Living Car Free: Tuesday’s Show (February 17, 2015)

Posted on · We posed this question to you last year: is it possible to live in Houston without a car? Some Houstonians would characterize such an idea as pure folly. There’s too much of Houston that isn’t walkable, too much that’s too far away from public transportation to make life in Houston manageable without a car. But […]

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Does Texas Have the Nation’s Worst Criminal Justice System?

Posted on · The Innocence Project, the non-profit legal justice organization, has used DNA evidence to so far exonerate 311 people nationwide who were convicted of crimes they did not commit. One of the organization’s co-founders, criminal defense attorney Barry Scheck, spoke Nov. 18 at Houston’s Progressive Forum. Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty talked with Scheck who says Texas […]