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Full Show: National Day of Mourning, And Political Roundup (Dec. 5, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Our political experts share their memories of former Pres. George H.W. Bush and break down the latest political stories. Then, local food writers discuss what restaurants to take visitors to during the holidays. And a new film documents the resurgence of hate groups.

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Hate Crimes In Houston Go Underreported, Rarely Prosecuted

Posted on · The number of hate crimes against Muslims reported to police rose by 67 percent in 2015, according to numbers released by the FBI this week (Nov. 14, 2016). And, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there have been more than 200 incidents of hateful harassment and intimidation since Election Day. With that in mind, we bring […]

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Hate Crime Series and Ten Years Since the Smoking Ban: Thursday’s Show (November 17, 2016)

Posted on · The number of hate crimes against Muslims reported to police rose by 67 percent in 2015, according to numbers released by the FBI this week (Nov. 14, 2016). And, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there have been more than 200 incidents of hateful harassment and intimidation since Election Day. With that in mind, on this […]

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The Task of Tracking Hate Groups and Hates Crimes in Texas

Posted on · The number of hate crimes against Muslims reported to police rose by 67 percent in 2015, according to numbers released by the FBI today (Nov. 14, 2016). And, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there have been more than 200 incidents of hateful harassment and intimidation since Election Day. It’s even led President-elect Donald Trump, […]

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Hate Crimes, SpaceCom and Pet Care: Monday’s Show (November 14, 2016)

Posted on · The number of hate crimes against Muslims reported to police rose by 67 percent in 2015, according to numbers released by the FBI today (Nov. 14, 2016). And, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there have been more than 200 incidents of hateful harassment and intimidation since Election Day. And, according to the Southern Poverty […]

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The History of Hate Groups in Greater Houston

Posted on · There’s much of any community’s history worth celebrating – famous events, positive developments, landmarks established, people to champion. But history is also filled with unsavory characters and moments. And it’s just as important – some would say more important – to remind ourselves of those negative aspects of our community’s history. Among them are, of […]

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Gentrification and Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man: Houston Matters for Thursday, December 11, 2014

Posted on · Back in August of 2013, Houston Matters met with longtime residents of Houston’s Montrose neighborhood to discuss how their community had changed over the years. Among the major topics of discussion was gentrification. The residents noted how development had changed the personality and affordability of their neighborhood. But they didn’t necessarily see gentrification as a bad […]

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Organization Combats Some 57 Hate Groups in Texas

Posted on · Yesterday, three people were fatally shot at two Jewish community centers near Kansas City. The suspect is due in court today to face murder charges. The Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups, says Frazier Glenn Cross was once the grand dragon of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Earlier this year, […]