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Full Show: The Tragic Smuggling Case Out Of San Antonio, Houston Transplants, And Your Gardening Questions (July 24, 2017)

Posted on · Updates on the tragic human smuggling case out of San Antonio. How does Houston strike the non-natives who've moved here from other cities and states? Houston Matters finds out, and we also get answers to your gardening questions, and discuss the latest in Houston sports.

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Has Dodging Big Storms Made Houstonians Too Apathetic?

Posted on · (Above: Hurricane Ike as seen in 2008 from NASA’s Earth Observatory. Image Courtesy: NASA)Houston just missed Tropical Storm Cindy. As the storm made its way inland, many Houstonians heeded warnings and stocked up on emergency supplies and prepared themselves. Still, many others shrugged off the warnings and carried on business as usual. It’s the latter […]

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What Does it Mean to Be a Houstonian?

Posted on · What does it mean to be an American? That’s a question that’s evolved over our nation’s history and one that underlies much of the debate in the current presidential election. And so today we join the public radio project called A Nation Engaged and discuss what it means to be an American these days – and how the presidential candidates […]

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What Does it Mean to Be a Houstonian? Monday’s Show (October 10, 2016)

Posted on · What does it mean to be an American? That’s a question that’s evolved over our nation’s history and one that underlies much of the debate in the current presidential election. And so, on today’s edition of Houston Matters, we join the public radio project called A Nation Engaged and discuss what it means to be an American these days – […]

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What Should Newcomers Know About Houston’s Sports Teams?

Posted on · We conclude Houston Matters’ annual guide for newcomers by discussing the general state of Houston’s pro sports teams, including a preview of the upcoming Houston Texans season, with CultureMap Houston sports columnist MK Bower.

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What Do New Houstonians Need to Know About Healthcare and Arts and Culture?

Posted on · We continue Houston Matters’ annual guide for newcomers by discussing everything new Houstonians need to know about health and science and arts & culture in Greater Houston, with News 88.7’s health and science reporter Carrie Feibel, and Houston Public Media’s St. John Flynn.

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What Should Newcomers Know About Getting Around and Choosing A School?

Posted on · We continue Houston Matters’ annual guide for newcomers by discussing everything new Houstonians need to know about transportation and education in Greater Houston, with News 88.7 transportation reporter Gail Delaughter, and education reporter Laura Isensee.

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What Do New Houstonians Need to Know About Business, Energy and the Environment in Greater Houston?

Posted on · New to town? Want the lowdown on everything you need to know about Greater Houston? We begin by discussing business, energy and the environment with news 88.7’s business reporter Andrew Schneider, and Houston Public Media’s State Impact reporter for energy and the environment, Dave Fehling.

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Who’s Moving Here & What’s Their Impact?

Posted on · In a typical year, more than 60,000 people move to the Houston region. They tend to be young (the median age in Harris County is just under 33). In many cases, they’re here to start or advance their careers, because this is where the jobs are. On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll discuss what […]

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Who Are The Most Influential Houstonians In Social Media?

Posted on · Social media guru Eric Tung has researched what he characterizes as the top “social media power influencers” in Houston. We’ll find out who they are, what that means, and explore the impact Houstonians effectively using social networking sites from Twitter to LinkedIn to Facebook and beyond can have on our community. And, of course, we take your questions […]