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Planned Parenthood Video Indictments: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week: some of it good, some of it bad, some of it downright ugly. Each Friday, we turn to a rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of it all. Today, we ask panelists Lisa Falkenberg, Vlad Davidiuk and Fred Goodall to consider […]

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LGBT Workers in the Energy Sector: Friday’s Show (January 29, 2016)

Posted on · Times are uncertain for many folks in the oil and gas industry, with crude oil prices continuing to drop. But some LGBT workers say there's always been plenty of uncertainty in the industry for them – and maybe more so now. That uncertainty was the subject of a recent article by the Houston Chronicle's Jordan […]

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Abbott in Cuba and a Chocolate Wonderland: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good, some of it bad, some of it downright ugly. We ask our non-expert panel (Houston Chronicle writer Lisa Falkenberg, MochaDad.com blogger Fred Goodall, and Vladimir Davidiuk, Chairman of the College Republicans and Junior Senator in the Student Government Association at the University of St […]

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Storm Protection and Rothko Retrospective: Friday’s Show (December 4, 2015)

Posted on · Research from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy is offering new solutions to better protect the Houston-Galveston region from the impact of future hurricanes and storms. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with three researchers about the legal implications of the proposals, the costs and benefits of each, and how climate change […]

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Hempstead Landfill and STAAR Test Standards: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good, some of it bad, some of it downright ugly. We ask our non-expert panel (Houston Chronicle writer Lisa Falkenberg, MochaDad.com blogger Fred Goodall, and Vladimir Davidiuk, Chairman of the College Republicans and Junior Senator in the Student Government Association at the University of St […]

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“You’re From Houston? I’m Sorry.” Friday’s Show (October 9, 2015)

Posted on · “You’re From Houston? I’m Sorry.” Maybe you’ve heard that phrase from a family member or a friend, or even a complete stranger, while visiting another part of the country — someone who, for some reason, has a negative impression of Houston, and feels it’s completely appropriate to express such a sentiment. Italian food and wine […]

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Perry Low on Funds and the ‘Be Someone’ Sign: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From Rick Perry running low on campaign funds, to changes to the iconic “Be Someone” graffiti sign, to a judge ordering a defendant to marry his girlfriend: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised of: MochaDad.com blogger Fred Goodall, Paul Pendergraft, the […]

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Happy Houston Revisited: Friday’s show (August 14, 2015)

Posted on · It's been mighty serious around here lately. On recent programs, we’ve discussed domestic violence, road rage, political scandals, indictments, murder – all important issues, to be sure. But let's face it, sometimes, the news can be downright depressing. When we last faced a cavalcade of such seriousness, we devoted a portion of a show to […]

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Tropical Storm Bill and the Astros Get Hacked: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From Tropical Storm Bill, to the Astros/Cardinals hacking scandal to a Houston law firm rebuffed by the U.S. Supreme Court for trying to collect fees incurred defending its right to collect other fees: we discuss The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of this week’s news. This week’s panel of “non-experts” is comprised of: MochaDad.com […]

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Bribery, Air Conditioning and Juneteenth at 150: Friday’s Show (June 19, 2015)

Posted on · Back in 1977, Congress passed the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. It stipulates companies can be held liable for unethical actions like bribery conducted by a foreign subsidiary or a contractor. Tom Fox, an attorney who specializes in corporate compliance with the FCPA, says Houston is at “the epicenter of the FCPA enforcement world.” On this […]

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Death Penalty, Hunting Rights and Writing an Essay to Win a House: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From death penalty news in both Texas and Nebraska, to a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would protect Texans’ rights to fish and hunt, and to writing an essay to win a house: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston news. This week’s panel of “non-experts” is […]

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School Funding, Military Declines, and Comicpalooza: Friday’s show (May 22, 2015)

Posted on · In 2011, the Texas Legislature cut $5 billion from the public education budget. More than two-thirds of Texas public school districts filed lawsuits. Then in 2013, lawmakers restored the majority of the funding cut two years earlier. Nevertheless, a court challenge over how the state funds schools has gone forward, with arguments expected in the […]

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Houston’s Greatest Mistakes: Friday’s show (April 24, 2015)

Posted on · We all make mistakes in our lives – we take a step one way, when we probably should have gone the other. We try to learn from those missteps and not repeat them, but sometimes, well, the lesson’s never really learned. The same can be said for communities. Some decisions we made (or didn’t make) […]

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At What Age Should We Stop Protecting Our Kids from Harsh Realities?

Posted on · There are many harsh realities in the world, many of which we have to explain to our children at some point, but how do parents determine what to explain and when? In other words, when does childhood innocence end and experience begin? We discuss that issue with parenting blogger Fred Goodall and Dr. Megan Mooney, […]

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Ted Cruz, Schlumberger and an Astrodome Report: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston 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. On today's panel: Houston Chronicle columnist […]