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Full Show: Mayor’s New Commission To End Gun Violence, And Public Education Leadership Dilemma (March 26, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Mayor Turner's new commission to end gun violence and we learn what continuity of leadership – or the lack thereof – can have on public education. Then, writer Aminatta Forna discusses her latest novel, ‘Happiness.’ And Jeff Balke gives us an overview of Houston sports.

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Potholes? Low Oil Prices? There’s Still Plenty of Reasons to Be #HappyHouston

Posted on · It’s been mighty serious around here lately. On recent programs, we’ve discussed political power in Texas, campus carry, medical power of attorney – all important issues, to be sure. But let’s face it, sometimes, the news can be downright depressing. When faced with a cavalcade of such seriousness, we devote a portion of a show to […]

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What Are You Happy About? #HappyHouston Revisited

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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Listener Comments on Grand Juries and Happiness in Houston

Posted on · From time to time, we share some of your recent comments about Houston Matters. During our discussion Monday with Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson about her wish to see changes to the grand jury selection process, which could result in younger juries, Travis wrote in to say how much he enjoyed serving on a jury. […]

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What Are You Happy About Houston?

Posted on · It’s been mighty serious around here lately. On recent programs, we’ve discussed poverty, crime, guns, missing persons, the homeless – all important issues, to be sure. But let’s face it, sometimes, the news can be downright depressing. So, on this edition of Houston Matters, we take a little break from the trials and tribulations of […]