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Harris County’s income assistance program (Jan. 2, 2024)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Harris County will soon begin taking applications for its new income assistance program. We learn how it works and who's eligible. And we learn about plans NASA is making to decommission the ISS in the coming decade.

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Russian cyber threats to the energy grid, and Richard Linklater’s love letter to Houston and the space race (April 1, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Experts believe Russian hackers are looking for ways to disrupt Texas energy infrastructure, filmmaker Richard Linklater talks about growing up in Houston during the space race and his new film Apollo 10 1/2, and we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

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Companies condemn Texas for investigating families of trans kids (March 14, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: Dozens of corporations are condemning Texas’ order to investigate families of trans kids. And Memorial Hermann and Blue Cross Blue Shield have reached a contract agreement, allowing nearly 200,000 patients to continue care at Memorial Hermann hospitals.

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Tuesday’s Houston Matters: An Historic Space Launch, And City Councilman Edward Pollard (May 26, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Houston Methodist CEO Marc Boom, City Councilman Edward Pollard, a new era of American spaceflight, and engineering an open-source ventilator for COVID-19 patients.

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Full Show: Ronald Reagan Biographer, and Writer Mitch Albom (Oct. 11, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: A crew headed to the ISS makes an emergency landing. Bob Spitz discusses his biography Reagan: An American Journey. Houston food writers discuss their favorite distinctive meal items at area restaurants. And writer Mitch Albom talks about his new novel, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven.

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Full Show: Enron Exec Released, and Ethan Hawke Pays Tribute to Texas Songwriter Blaze Foley (Aug. 31, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn about a leak on board the International Space Station. We discuss former Enron executive Jeff Skilling being released from prison. We break down The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week's news. We discuss the correct way to honor the dead while still calling attention to any negative aspects of their legacy. And actor Ethan Hawke tells us about Texas songwriter Blaze Foley, to whom he pays tribute in his new film.

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