Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo answers listener questions, what the George Floyd Act proposes, and reflecting on the relationship between George H.W. Bush and James Baker.
Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Inside the latest allegations against the state's attorney general, a conversation with Congressional candidate Mike Siegel, journalist Peter Baker discusses the career of James Baker, and the concept of architectural activism.
Posted on · Secretary of State Mike Pompeo devoted most of his remarks at Rice University to the importance of freedom and democratic government.
Posted on · Former secretary of State James Baker and Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush delivered the eulogies at a funeral service at Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church.
Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn about the number of uninsured children in Texas. We discuss Airbnb in Houston. And former Pres. Barack Obama and former Sec. of State James Baker discuss how politics has changed.
Posted on · Former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State James Baker both warned of the consequences of undermining the institutions that underpin America’s global leadership. The two addressed an audience at Rice University’s Baker Institute.
Posted on · Filmmakers behind a documentary about James Baker talk about what made him "the gold standard" when it came to White House Chiefs of Staff.
Posted on · Chris Whipple's book 'The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency' talks about how the job traditionally has been performed and how that may have changed under the Trump Administration.
Posted on · Former Secretary of State James Baker pressed the case for fighting climate change using a carbon tax and tariffs rather than regulations.
Posted on · Tonight (April 19, 2017) at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, the institute's namesake, James Baker, former Secretary of State, former Secretary of the Treasury and former White House Chief of Staff, will appear alongside Chris Whipple, author of a new book examining the role past chiefs of staff have played in the West […]
Posted on · It's time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss everything from Vice President Mike Pence warning the North Korean leader that the “era of strategic patience is over,” to Sec. of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Russia and discuss […]
Posted on · The original 1985 Plaza Accord agreement, which James Baker negotiated as President Reagan’s treasury secretary, helped avert trade wars with Japan and West Germany.
Posted on · A new documentary premieres tonight on PBS about the political career of Houston native James Baker, the former Secretary of State, former Commerce Secretary and former White House Chief of Staff. James Baker: The Man Who Made Washington Work details Baker's rise from Houston oil and gas attorney to the national and global stage during […]
Posted on · Houstonian and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz officially announced his presidential run on Monday (3/23/15). But in a field still taking shape, could he actually be a viable candidate to win the GOP nomination in 2016? On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll ask political scientist Brandon Rottinghaus. Then, we’ll turn to the state’s contract process. […]