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Houston’s Political Identity and a 3D Printed Heart: Wednesday’s Show (April 8, 2015)

Posted on · Texas is undeniably a conservative state, dominated in state offices by Republicans and largely on the national stage by far right-leaning figures. Yet, here in Houston, we seem to be a more bluish (or at least less red) dot, politically speaking. Are we, though, really so different from the rest of Texas, or do some […]

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Previewing the Trial Over Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance

Posted on · Jury selection begins Monday, with opening statements to follow Tuesday, in the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance trial in Harris County District Judge Robert Schaffer’s courtroom. Opponents of the ordinance allege the city wrongly invalidated thousands of signatures on their petition for a referendum on the law. Last week, Judge Schaffer granted the plaintiff’s request for […]

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From HERO to Buffalo Bayou: Mayor Parker Answers Your Questions

Posted on · Houston Mayor Annise Parker joins us to field your questions on this edition of Houston Matters. Mayor Parker last joined us back in March. Since then, the Mayor and City Council have been busy. Council passed a $5.2 billion budget, as well as the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (currently being challenged in court), and revised […]

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Where Does Houston Lean Politically?

Posted on · A Pew Research Center article says big cities in the U.S. tend to lean toward the liberal side of the political spectrum. This includes Houston. Mark Jones, Chair of the Department of Political Science at Rice University, joins us to examine where the major surrounding counties stand related to each other on the liberal conservative […]

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Houston Matters for Mon., Oct. 21, 2013

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we welcome your questions for Houston Mayor Annise Parker. Last Monday, Houston Matters profiled all nine of the candidates on the ballot for mayor of Houston. Just two – incumbent Mayor Parker and challenger Ben Hall – have polled above single digits, so over the next two Mondays, we […]