Posted on · On Friday's show: A court ruling the long-running firefighter pay saga, and channeling a sense of guilt over having "made it" -- when others did not -- in order to make a difference.
Posted on · On Thursday's show: A closer look at Mayor Turner’s proposal for raising firefighter pay, how autonomous vehicle technology is progressing, plans to renovate Jones Plaza and drive more visitors to downtown, and reflecting on the spectacle that was professional wrestling in Houston in the 1970s.
Posted on · Houston City Councilmember Dwight Boykins named pay parity for firefighters and aggressive enforcement of the homeless ordinance among his top priorities.
Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We discuss Proposition B's long saga and its implications on the mayoral election, we learn about mental wellness programs for students, Radiolab co-host Jad Abumrad talks about creating his show, and we meet the new executive director of the Society for the Performing Arts.
Posted on · The firefighters union plans to appeal the ruling. Mayor Sylvester Turner says layoffs or demotions in the Fire Department won't be necessary now.
Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We get an update on heavy rain and flooding, Controller Chris Brown discusses the city's next budget, we discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and we learn about competitive synchronized swimming.
Posted on · City Controller Chris Brown says Houston is already facing a budget deficit of at least $120 million in the next fiscal year. Enacting full pay parity for firefighters in a single year would nearly double that gap.
Posted on · Council Member Dwight Boykins used procedural motions to bring council business to a crawl in protest of the mayor’s refusal to swear in firefighter cadets.
Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Mayor Sylvester Turner answers your questions about the issues the city faces.
Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We learn why a debate over firefighter pay parity has been cancelled. Then, we break down the latest political stories. Plus, a former climate change denier explains why he had a change of heart. And we learn about a local production of Evil Dead: The Musical.
Posted on · The Mayor says that passage of Proposition B, granting firefighters pay parity with police, would nearly double the city’s projected budget shortfall next year.
Posted on · The Houston Mayor argues the near-$300 million price tag for Proposition B would wreck the city’s finances. He’s having a tough time convincing voters, especially Democrats.
Posted on · Mayor Sylvester Turner says the ballot initiative would blow a hole in the city’s budget. The union representing Houston’s firefighters says it’s a matter of equity.