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Tuesday’s Show: Bill King Candidate Interview, And Vietgone (Oct. 15, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Some new developments in local transportation issues, mayoral candidate Bill King, a play about the Vietnamese immigrant experience, and a new children's book designed to help kids and adults better communicate.

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Tuesday’s Show: Sylvester Turner Candidate Interview, And Alternative Housing For The Homeless (Oct. 8, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Mayor Sylvester Turner answers questions about why he deserves another term in office. Architects and designers brainstorm on portable, resuable housing for the homeless. And we learn about the production of The Hiding Place at AD Players.

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Full Show: Pressing For Disaster Relief Funds, Political Roundup, And Musician Pete Yorn (June 5, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: An update on the heavy rain affecting the region, efforts to get disaster relief money owed to Texas, our weekly political roundup, Houston's best themed restaurants, and musician Pete Yorn performs two new singles.

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Full Show: Prop B Ruled Unconstitutional, And Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad (May 16, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We discuss Proposition B's long saga and its implications on the mayoral election, we learn about mental wellness programs for students, Radiolab co-host Jad Abumrad talks about creating his show, and we meet the new executive director of the Society for the Performing Arts.

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The Top Houston Stories of 2015: Wednesday’s Show (December 30, 2015)

Posted on · Houston had a busy 2015, to say the least. As the year draws to a close, we look back at some of the biggest news stories from the past 12 months in Greater Houston on this special edition of Houston Matters. Of course, there were too many stories to mention them all, but we try […]

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What Challenges Face Houston’s Next Mayor?

Posted on · On Saturday (Dec. 12, 2015), Houston voters went to the polls and narrowly elected Sylvester Turner as the next Mayor of Houston. Turner, who eked out the runoff election win with 51 percent of the vote, reinforced in his victory speech that he “will do [his] very, very best to represent every single Houstonian in this city.” The […]