Houston Matters

Council Member Tarsha Jackson, and how big oil cast doubt on climate change (April 19, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: City Council Member Tarsha Jackson discusses issues facing the city, we discuss the fossil fuel industry’s history of casting doubt and delaying action on climate change, and local baker Hemlata "Hemu" Basumatary from the Netflix baking show Is It Cake? talks about her craft.

Houston Matters

What’s on the ballot for Election Day, and preparing to argue before the Supreme Court (Nov. 2, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We learn about what's on the ballot this Election Day, a conversation with City Council Member Amy Peck, what it's like to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court, and commemorating loved ones...under the sea.

City Hall

Mayor Turner’s handling of a development deal went unaddressed at a special council meeting that focused on the housing department’s budget

Posted on · The hearing revealed that a city housing program was millions overbudget under former housing Director Tom McCasland, but did not touch on any allegations that the mayor influenced an affordable housing process to favor a preferred developer.