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Full Show: Hockey In Houston, And Year-End Tax Advice (Dec. 7, 2017)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: The City of Houston is about to tell some Harvey victims what repairs they need to make to their property. Author Reza Aslan talks about the decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. We discuss the possibility of an NHL team coming here. A tax expert answers your questions. And comedian Hari Kondabolu takes on Apu from The Simpsons.

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Houston Matters Weekend for December 3, 2016

Posted on · Houston Matters was ground zero for the launch of Public Media’s year-long DiverseCity initiative, an ongoing look at the many was race effects our lives in Houston. We started with an hour-long town hall to talk about law enforcement and people of color intersect. We hear an excerpt of that dialogue. Our guests include: Harris County […]

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Comedian Hari Kondabolu on Race, Politics and NPR Pledge Drives

Posted on · Comedian Hari Kondabolu performs in Houston Saturday (Oct. 22, 2016) at The Secret Group. A lot of his act focuses on diversity, race and politics, which he says keeps him “on NPR and off television” (even though he’s on TV plenty). Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty talked with him about his comedy, but first – since Kondabolu […]

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Mitigating Traffic, The Full Menu, and Hari Kondabolu: Wednesday’s Show (October 19, 2016)

Posted on · There may be no more viscerally frustrating experience about living in Houston then dealing with traffic. It’s the most common theme we hear when we engage in our quarterly Houstonian Pet Peeves discussions. And that’s understandable. We’ve seen huge population increases in Greater Houston in recent years, and our infrastructure hasn’t always kept up – even though we […]