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Friday’s Houston Matters: Racial Disparities In Health, And Book Lovers Unite Online (Sep. 4, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Racial disparities in personal health, METRO debuts new bus rapid transit, book lovers meet online, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.

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Thursday’s Show: Navigating The Latest Oil Crash, And COVID-19 Survivor Stories (April 30, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Navigating the latest oil crash, the ramifications of potential rent strikes, the pandemic's effect on transportation, and COVID-19 survivors share their stories.

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Wednesday’s Show: Crafting New Federal Nutritional Guidelines, And The Houston Auto Show (Jan. 22, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Scientists tasked with creating new federal nutrition guidelines are coming to Houston. Then, we discuss the latest political news. Plus, we learn about robots delivering food at UH. And we visit the Houston Auto Show.

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Next Question (Ep 13): Star Wars, Composer Jerry Herman, Free Metro, 1917, Just Mercy, And Say Girl Say

Posted on · On this episode, we explore the world of one of the greatest Sci-Fi franchises in history with the Star Wars Enthusiasts of Houston; Gail Delaughter investigates METRO's suggestion for eliminating rider fees; a conversation with the late, great, legendary Broadway composer and lyricist Jerry Herman, film critic Dustin Chase reviews 1917, The Song of Names, and Just Mercy; plus the music of Say Girl Say.

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Tuesday’s Show: Bill King Candidate Interview, And Vietgone (Oct. 15, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Some new developments in local transportation issues, mayoral candidate Bill King, a play about the Vietnamese immigrant experience, and a new children's book designed to help kids and adults better communicate.

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Full Show: Harvey Two Years Later, And Time Spent In Traffic (Aug. 23, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: How much time we spend in traffic each year, the effects of Harvey two years later, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news.

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Full Show: Santa Fe Shooting Trial, Memories From The Pacific Theater, And An Orchestra Of Doctors (Aug. 13, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: METRO votes on some key transit measures, the latest in the trial of the accused shooter in Santa Fe, how a business in Greater Houston helped save a life in Scotland, a local veteran shares memories of World War II, and performers from the World Doctors Orchestra.

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Full Show: TxDOT Considers Defunding Grand Parkway Project Segments, And Public Attitudes Toward Public Schools (Aug. 6, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We discuss TxDOT's plans to defund some of the Grand Parkway segments and a recent poll that examines public attitudes toward public schools. We also find out if Texas Democrats could reclaim the State House of Representatives in 2020. Plus, Houston writer Katherine Center talks about her latest novel, Things You Save in a Fire.

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Full Show: Affordable Care Act Case In Texas, And Rerouting I-45 (July 8, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn what a Texas court case could mean for the Affordable Care Act, we discuss plans to re-rout I-45 through downtown, we meet the first woman to serve in NASA’s Mission Control, and Jeff Balke updates us on sports.

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Full Show: Legislature Wrap-Up, And Improving Houston Parking (May 28, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: The accomplishments and failures of the legislative session, how Houston parking could be improved, how police shootings are handled nearly half a decade after Ferguson, and a novel about the origins of the oil industry.

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Full Show: Houston’s Future Transportation Needs, And The Effect Of Freestanding ERs (May 24, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Planning for the region's future transportation needs, the effect of free-standing ERs on health care, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and the growing hobby of homebrewing.

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Full Show: Benzene Levels Around Deer Park, And Combatting Antibiotic Resistance (March 21, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: The latest on benzene levels detected around Deer Park, new ways to combat antibiotic resistance, the effect of immigration policy on the construction workforce, and writer Kathi Appelt.