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Reviewing the 2014-2015 Houston Rockets Season

Posted on · The Houston Rockets postseason run ended last week at the hands of the Golden State Warriors. The Rockets surprised many by making it to the NBA’s Western Conference finals, but ultimately they had no answer for Steph Curry and the Warriors, who take on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the finals starting Thursday. […]

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Sports Monday: Is Brian Hoyer the Texans’ Answer at QB?

Posted on · It was a busy week in Houston sports. The Houston Rockets had a so-so week – dropping games to the Hawks and Grizzlies, before rebounding with wins against the Pistons and Nuggets. And one of those losses was without James Harden, who was sitting out a one-game suspension. The Dynamo opened their 2015 season with a 1-0 […]

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Hospitals Suing Patients & Book Famine: Monday’s Show (February 16, 2015)

Posted on · Last month, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley told NPR and ProPublica he was “astounded” by the collection practices of some non-profit hospitals, who are seizing wages of low-income patients. NPR and ProPublica have found hundreds of such instances, which Grassley, the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, says could be illegal. They would be, for sure, here in […]

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Sports Monday: Will the Rockets Make a Trade with Howard Out Indefinitely?

Posted on · After victories over the Bulls and the Bucks, the Houston Rockets fell to the Portland Trail Blazers Sunday 109-98. This, despite an offensive explosion from  James Harden, who poured in 45 points, tying a season high. To discuss last night’s game, whether the Rockets might make a trade while Dwight Howard is out indefinitely with […]

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Sports Monday: Astros’ Moves and Harden for MVP?

Posted on · The Houston Astros made a flurry of moves in recent days, reshaping their major league roster, but failed to land a free agent pitcher who seemed poised to sign, but backed out for reasons still unclear. The Houston Rockets won three of four last week, despite an injury to Dwight Howard, as James Harden continued […]

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Real Estate, Immigration, Pet Care, and Deflategate: Houston Matters for Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Posted on · As discussed previously on this program, the Urban Land Institute and Price Waterhouse Cooper’s “Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2015” report suggests Houston is the country’s number one “market to watch” this year. So, Houston Matters will do just that, periodically, throughout 2015. It’s been a seller’s market in real estate here in Houston for some time […]

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Refugees, Rockets on the Brink, and Pest Control: Houston Matters for Monday, April 28, 2014

Posted on · According to the Refugee Resettlement Program of Texas, last year the Lone Star state took in more than seven thousand refugees; more than two thousand found their way to Houston. Such refugees, persecuted in their homeland, have been given legal entrance to the United States. They come from homes they didn’t really want to leave, […]