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Full Show: Mental Health And Mass Shootings, The Weekly Political Roundup, And Houston Restaurant Weeks (Aug. 7, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: The Menninger Clinic's new president, the role of mental health in mass shootings, the weekly political roundup, highlights from Houston Restaurant Weeks, and answers from a local astronomer.

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Full Show: Helping LGBTQ Veterans, And Digging For Dinosaurs In Texas (July 24, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Congress needs to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program before it expires July 31. A new study looks at a major cause for pedestrian accidents. We learn about new efforts to help Houston's LGBTQ veterans. We go digging for dinosaurs in Texas. And we learn about Houston's Afro-Latin Dance Fest.

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A Houston Entomologist Fields Your Insect Questions

Posted on · (Above: A monarch butterfly. Image Courtesy of Texan by Nature) Dare to step outside of your air-conditioned world, and you’ll find Houston offers a unique ecosystem, filled with interesting, creepy crawly things – insects of all manner of size and shape. Ever see one of our many-legged insect friends and wonder: “Just what is that thing?” We […]

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METRO’s Long-Term Plan, and the City Hall Farmers Market: Tuesday’s Show (March 7, 2017)

Posted on · METRO is working on a long-term regional transportation plan that lists off projects it wants to do in the coming years. How will these projects be paid for? That may be up to voters this year. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with METRO Chair Carrin Patman about what METRO has in store. And she fields […]

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‘Mapping Texas’ Looks at 300 Years of Shifting Texas Boundaries

Posted on · The Houston Museum of Natural Science is known for geodes and stars and dinosaurs, but a new exhibit aims to make cartography just as exciting as a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Mapping Texas: From Frontier to the Lone Star State shows off 50 maps, dating from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries, that document the discovery of […]

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Super Bowl 51 — How Did Houston Do? Monday’s Show (Feb. 6, 2017)

Posted on · It’s all over. Super Bowl 51 — Houston’s big moment at the center of the sports universe that was years in the making – is in the books. As the teams, visitors and celebrities trickle out of town we ask: How’d Houston do? How did Houston perform as a host city? The game itself will […]

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What’s Threatening the Monarch Butterfly?

Posted on · Former First Lady Laura Bush is calling on Texans to improve the habitat for monarch butterflies. Mrs. Bush founded a statewide initiative called Texan by Nature, a community-run conservation effort. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is currently studying the monarch to determine if it should be listed under the Endangered Species Act. By some estimates, […]

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Global Collection of Mummies to Visit Houston Starting Sept. 24

Posted on · In a few weeks (Sept. 24, 2016), a national exhibit featuring mummified remains of people and animals from around the world will arrive at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Mummies of the World: The Exhibition will feature mummies and artifacts on loan from twelve museums. Dr. Dirk Van Tuerenhout, the museum’s curator of anthropology, explains why […]

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Why Do Roaches Have to Exist? Houston Entomologist Answers Your Bug Questions

Posted on · Dare to step outside of your air-conditioned world and you’ll find Houston offers a unique ecosystem, filled with interesting, creepy crawly things — insects of all sizes and shapes. Ever see one of our many-legged insect friends and wonder: “Just what is that thing?” We try to shed some entomological light on the situation with […]