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Full Show: Opioid Crisis, Gardening Advice, And A Houston Ghost Town (Oct. 26 2017)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn what a new crisis declaration could mean for the fight against opioids in Houston. Horticulturist Linda Gay answers your gardening questions. And we learn about a ghost town of sorts in Greater Houston called Moonshine Hill.

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Full Show: The Tragic Smuggling Case Out Of San Antonio, Houston Transplants, And Your Gardening Questions (July 24, 2017)

Posted on · Updates on the tragic human smuggling case out of San Antonio. How does Houston strike the non-natives who've moved here from other cities and states? Houston Matters finds out, and we also get answers to your gardening questions, and discuss the latest in Houston sports.

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The State of Houston Energy, and Irish Author Colm Tóibín: Thursday’s Show (May 4, 2017)

Posted on · Today on Houston Matters, we continue our 3rd annual State of Houston series with a look at the state of energy and environment in Greater Houston with the help of Travis Bubenik, News 88.7’s energy and environment reporter. Also this hour…

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Houston Healthcare Industry Discusses the Future of Obamacare: Tuesday’s Show (February 21, 2017)

Posted on · In his press conference last week (Feb. 16, 2017), President Donald Trump said his administration is close to announcing plans for changing and/or replacing the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Meanwhile, insiders within Houston's sizable healthcare industry wonder what might happen and how it might affect them. On this edition of Houston Matters, when it […]

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New Abortion Rights Law, Risks of Short-Term Rentals: Monday’s Show (December 5, 2016)

Posted on · Texas health care providers will have to cremate or bury the remains of aborted fetuses under a new rule taking effect December 19th.Those opposed to abortions see the rule change as a way to offer dignity and respect to the unborn, while abortion rights supporters see it as medically unnecessary, and designed to shame women […]

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Answers to Your Houston Autumn(ish) Gardening Questions

Posted on · It’s kind of cooler in Greater Houston — meaning it’s just warm no longer scorching. So, while other parts of the country are getting their scarves and jackets out, we are finally able to go outside and perhaps do some work on the garden without risking heat stroke. To get some answers to your autumn-ish […]

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African-American Culture, Gardening, and Faust: Tuesday’s Show (November 1, 2016)

Posted on · In a couple of weeks, Houston will host a workshop called Preserving Communities of Color. The discussions will focus on case studies and available resources to preserve places that embody the African-American experience in America. The event comes a little over a month since the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture […]

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Voting Rights Ruling and Design Your Own Houston Theme Park: Thursday’s Show (July 21, 2016)

Posted on · The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Wednesday ruled the state's voter ID law is discriminatory, and violates the Voting Rights Act. If that sounds familiar to you, it's because this is not the first time a federal court has found flaws with the Texas law — it's actually the fourth time in […]

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What to Do With an 80-Year-Old Christmas Cactus: Gardening Advice from a Houston Horticulturalist

Posted on · From time to time, Houston Matters offers you the chance to ask questions of area experts on a wide range of topics, from health to personal finance to pet care and beyond. Today, we welcome your questions about gardening in Houston. To help us out in this endeavor we're joined by Linda Gay, horticulturist and […]