Houston Matters

News Director Jack Williams Reflects on the Changing World of Radio News

Posted on · After 16 years, News 88.7’s news director and local All Things Considered host Jack Williams is leaving Houston Public Media. Craig Cohen sits down with him for an exit interview about how the realm of radio news in Houston has changed over the years — and how the business in general has changed since he […]

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The State of NASA, and Summer Day Camps: Tuesday’s Show (June 7, 2016)

Posted on · Last week (June 2, 2016), SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk told a crowd at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., that he anticipates a series of missions starting in 2018 that would lead up to the first manned mission to Mars in 2024. Musk will more formally announce his architecture for human missions […]

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“Sanctuary Cities,” Freddie Steinmark, and Milo Hamilton: Friday’s Show (September 18, 2015)

Posted on · A term has risen in the more recent debates about immigration: "sanctuary cities." The concept is this: that there are some cities in the United States that will go out of their way to protect immigrants who have entered the country illegally from federal immigration officials. The argument from some conservatives and anti-immigration groups is […]