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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 […]

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Poll Shows King and Turner in a Dead Heat as Runoff Approaches

Posted on · The results of the latest News 88.7/KHOU 11 News 2015 Runoff Election Poll show former State Rep. Sylvester Turner and former Kemah Mayor Bill King are in a statistical dead heat as Election Day (Dec. 12, 2015) approaches. News 88.7’s Managing News Editor Jose Luis Jimenez sat down with the pollster — Rice University Political Science Professor Bob Stein — to analyze the results.

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Houston Matters’ Mayoral Runoff ’15: Tuesday’s Show (December 8, 2015)

Posted on · On this special edition of Houston Matters, we devote the entire hour to the two candidates in Houston’s mayoral runoff election: Sylvester Turner and Bill King. Bill King is a Houston native and an attorney and businessman who served two terms as mayor of the small city of Kemah in Galveston County. For a decade, […]

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Cramming for Election Day 2015

Posted on · Election day is tomorrow (Nov. 3, 2015), and voters across Greater Houston will go to the polls to decide issues like the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, which mayoral candidates will likely head to a runoff, city council races and term limits for council members. Maybe you’re feeling unprepared to cast your vote – and that’s […]

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HOU Decide: Highlights from the Houston Mayoral Debate

Posted on · The final debate before early voting in the Houston mayor’s race was held Saturday night. Houston Public Media, KHOU 11 News and Free Press Houston co-presented the debate called “Hou Decide,” which was geared, in part, towards younger voters, as evidenced by Tweet-like opening statements, and some questions coming from Millennials at a watch party in […]

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Hou Decide and the HERO Saga: Monday’s Show (October 19, 2015)

Posted on · The final debate before early voting in the Houston mayor’s race was held Saturday night. Houston Public Media, KHOU 11 News and Free Press Houston co-presented the debate called “Hou Decide,” which was geared, in part, towards younger voters, as evidenced by Tweet-like opening statements, and some questions coming from Millennials at a watch party in […]

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Houston Mayoral Candidate Sylvester Turner Answers Your Questions

Posted on · Over the last several Tuesdays, we’ve offered you a chance to speak directly with the major candidates running to be the next mayor of the City of Houston. We conclude today with State Rep. Sylvester Turner. He grew up in northwest Houston in the Acres Homes community. He’s a graduate of the University of Houston and Harvard Law School. Turner has […]

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Sylvester Turner Mayoral Candidate Interview: Tuesday’s Show (September 22, 2015)

Posted on · For the last several Tuesdays, we have offered you a chance to speak directly with the major candidates running to be the next mayor of the City of Houston. We conclude on this edition with State Rep. Sylvester Turner.  He grew up in northwest Houston in the Acres Homes community. He’s a graduate of the University […]

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Houston Mayoral Candidate Steve Costello Answers Your Questions

Posted on · On Tuesdays through Sept. 22, 2015, we offer you a chance to speak directly with the major candidates running to be the next mayor of the City of Houston. We continue on this edition with Houston City Council Member Steve Costello. Costello is a civil engineer, the co-founder and president of the engineering and surveying firm Costello Inc. […]

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Houston Mayoral Candidate Adrian Garcia Answers Your Questions

Posted on · On Tuesdays through Sept. 22, 2015, we offer you a chance to speak directly with the major candidates running to be the next mayor of the City of Houston. We continue on this edition with former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia. Garcia spent 23 years as an officer in the Houston Police Department before being tapped to serve as […]

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Mental Health and JJ Watt and the SI Jinx: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From a Houston mayoral candidate forum on mental health issues; to another company (albeit a smaller one) in the energy industry conducting layoffs; to Houston Texans star JJ Watt on the cover of Sports Illustrated (and hoping to avoid the fabled SI jinx): our rotating panel of “non-experts” comes together to consider The Good, The Bad and […]