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Full Show: Problems With The Flood Insurance Program, And Preserving Memories Of Harvey (July 30, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: As more people buy flood insurance, we learn what challenges the program faces. And we discover why HPD officers are learning Mandarin Chinese. Then, two local researchers explain why Harvey was a wake-up call regarding nature and our changing climate. Plus, we learn about a project to preserve Houstonians' memories of the storm. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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Community Colleges Offering 4-Year Degrees, and Mystery Author Philip Kerr: Thursday’s Show (April 13, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: A class at Lone Star College. Photo: Laura Isensee | Houston Public Media) Right now, just three community colleges in the state of Texas are allowed to offer four-year bachelor's degrees. Houston's Lone Star College is not one of them, but wants to be. Lone Star College Chancellor Dr. Steve Head argues allowing schools […]

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Understanding Houston’s Many Wards

Posted on · For some time now on Houston Matters, when the words “ward” or “wards” get mentioned, we'd be guaranteed to get an email or a tweet from a listener asking the same question: "You mention the wards, but where can I find information on them?" Outside of places like Wikipedia, it can be difficult information to […]

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The First Ward: A Deal For Local Artists

Posted on · The transformation of Houston's First Ward from a run-down warehouse district to a bustling arts center is well known. But you may not know how it all got started. News 88.7's arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop brings us this profile of Jon Deal, a Houston real estate developer credited with sparking the transformation in […]