Houston Matters

Battleship Texas prepares to set sail, and reporting on Harvey’s aftermath (Aug. 30, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday’s show: We learn about plans this week to move the Battleship Texas to Galveston for repairs. Then News 88.7 reporters reflect on creating the podcast Below the Waterlines. And we revisit a conversation with musician Steve Earle.

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Omicron fuels COVID concerns as Christmas approaches (Dec. 21, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Concerns about holiday gatherings as the omicron variant spreads, the next president of Rice University discusses his vision for the institution, and filmmaker Sean Baker discusses his latest movie, Red Rocket.

Education

Texas A&M Officials Say Moving Sul Ross Statue Is No Longer An Option, But Students Say The University Never Made That Clear

Posted on · University officials said Wednesday that the decision to keep the Ross statue in place is not a new one, and that the diversity committee that has been studying the issue for the past three months was never considering removing the statue.

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Umair Shah On Departing Harris County Public Health (Nov. 18, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The county's top public health official explains why he's leaving the job, and we learn about the extra precautions Texas universities are taking in the face of increasing cases of COVID-19.

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Thursday’s Show: Greater Houston’s New Recovery Czars, Rice President David Leebron, And The Life Of DJ Screw (April 23, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We meet Greater Houston's new recovery czars, Rice University President David Leebron answers your questions, we discuss the role of social media in society, and we learn about a new onscreen depiction of the life of DJ Screw.