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Fact checking claims about the energy grid, and using sports to generate positive PR (July 21, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Politicians are pointing fingers at different entities about concerns regarding energy supply. But how true are those claims? Then we discuss the concept of sportswashing. And we reflect on how air conditioning shaped our city's growth and development.

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Industry Regulators and the Sharing Economy: Monday’s Show (October 5, 2015)

Posted on · How close are regulators to the businesses they are charged with watching? When does their mission to protect the public interest get mired in the will to further industry? Texas Tribune energy reporter Jim Malewitz has been contemplating these questions. On today’s Houston Matters, he joins us to discuss the sometimes uneasy relationship between industry […]

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Sports Monday: Texans Get Their 1st Win and Astros Get Critical Wins Against Texas

Posted on · The Houston Texans got their first win yesterday, beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 19-9 at NRG Stadium. And the Astros won two out of three against the Texas Rangers to claw back to 2.5 games behind the Rangers for the AL West Division lead – and to remain a half-game ahead of the Angels for […]

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The Future of Coal and Our Aging Water Infrastructure: Monday’s Show (September 28, 2015)

Posted on · It's sort of overlooked here in Greater Houston amid a prominent oil and gas industry, but we do still have coal-fired power plants. And a recent report from the Sierra Club is singling out one such plant in Fort Bend County. On today’s edition of Houston Matters, we talk with the Sierra Club about why […]

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Previewing the Texans’ 2015 Season

Posted on · The Houston Texans‘ 2015 season kicks off a week from Sunday (Sept. 13, 2015) at home against the Kansas City Chiefs. The team has named Brian Hoyer as its starting quarterback and star running back Arian Foster will start the season on the disabled list. We preview the upcoming season with Houston Chronicle sports columnist […]

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New Laws, Pearland and Texans Preview: Monday’s Show (August 31, 2015)

Posted on · Starting tomorrow (9/1/15), the majority of the laws passed during the state’s 84th legislative session will take effect. All this month, the Texas Tribune has reported how these new laws may change some Texans' lives. We discuss how on this edition of Houston Matters, as we welcome your questions for Texas Tribune Managing Editor Ayan […]

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