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Full Show: The UH Medical School, And Comedian Ramy Youssef (May 3, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: An update on Proposition B, a look at the medical school at UH, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and comedian Ramy Youssef.

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Full Show: Texas Killing Fields Victims Identified, And The Zimmerman Telegram (April 15, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Two victims from the so-called "Texas Killing Fields" are identified. Yo-Yo Ma plays on the border. Galveston's connection to an infamous WWI telegram. Answers to your pet care questions. And an update on Houston sports.

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Full Show: Benzene In The Ship Channel, And HISD Ordered To Suspend Superintendent Search (March 26, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: An environmental group finds benzene in the ship channel, HISD is ordered to suspend its superintendent search, a national conference in Houston addresses cyber security issues facing the oil and gas industry, a local apartment locator shares some tricks of his trade, and a local police department plans to purchase gun-mounted cameras.

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Full Show: Texas Children In Poverty, And Lessons From American Presidents At War (Nov. 15, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: A new study says one in five Texas children lives in poverty. Historian Michael Beschloss discusses his book, Presidents of War. We answer your winter gardening questions. And performers tell us about their show, Midtown Live.

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Full Show: Taekwondo Instructor Facing Sexual Misconduct Allegations, And The Death Of Dairy Queen (May 10, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn about sexual misconduct allegations against a famed Sugar Land taekwondo instructor. We revisit the New Horizons mission to Pluto. We learn why Dairy Queens are disappearing from some small Texas towns. And a photographer documents changes along the US-Mexico border.

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Full Show: Houston Partnering With Microsoft, And Outsider Art (May 4, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn about a new partnership between Microsoft and the City of Houston. Then, the Houston Chronicle's executive editor talks about the general state of the newspaper industry. Our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, Bad, & Ugly of the week's news. And a new book examines outsider art in Texas.

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Full Show: Apartment Safety, And East End Development (Feb. 6, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: A new study calls for urgent reform to Houston’s apartment safety programs. We learn how the East End is changing in terms of business and real estate. And we meet the passionate volunteers working to save a historic African-American cemetery.

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Partnership Unites the Many Organizations that Help Houston’s Homeless

Posted on · Earlier this month, Mayor Sylvester Turner launched an initiative that encourages giving to organizations that assist the homeless — instead of giving to panhandlers. With downtown Houston as a backdrop, the mayor unveiled a billboard for a campaign called “Meaningful Change – Not Spare Change.” As News 88.7’s Florian Martin reported, the mayor said while Houstonians […]

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The State of Houston Business, and Reducing Poverty in the Fifth Ward: Tuesday’s Show (May 2, 2017)

Posted on · Today on Houston Matters we continue our 3rd annual State of Houston series with a look at the state of business and the economy in Greater Houston with the help of News 88.7 business reporter Florian Martin. Also this hour…

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Raising a Transgender Son, and the 80’s Oil Bust: Houston Matters Weekend for January 14, 2017

Posted on · LGBT rights continue to be a divisive issue in this country, with battles waging inside the legislature and courts of North Carolina making news. Now Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s Senate Bill 6 has been filed and mimics the very language that has cost North Carolina millions of dollars thus far. The bill isn’t that surprising. Last May, […]