En Pocas Palabras

EN ESPAÑOL: Por qué las primarias de Texas son una victoria para los latinos, En Pocas Palabras

Posted on · Los resultados de las pasadas elecciones primarias en Texas, las primeras en el país tras la llegada del presidente Donald Trump a la Casa Blanca, se saldaron con la elección de dos latinas para competir por un escaño en el Congreso en noviembre

Politics 101

Texas primaries: The Blue Wave That Wasn’t, Latinas Headed to Congress, And The Most Influential Candidate -Not In The Ballot

Posted on · With Texas primaries over, our political experts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer --with guest Jerónimo Cortina-- reviewed the biggest takeaways from the elections, and discussed what the results mean looking into November mid-terms.

En Pocas Palabras

EN ESPAÑOL: Por qué los demócratas se han convertido en activistas de los ‘dreamers’

Posted on · Los jóvenes indocumentados, en el centro de la principal batalla política que tiene lugar en Washington, han pasado a ser los protegidos por excelencia del Partido Demócrata en la mesa de negociaciones. Hay una razón para ello. O mejor dicho, varias.

Houston Matters

Two Diverse Counties, Two Very Different Election Outcomes

Posted on · News 88.7 recently examined two diverse neighborhoods to understand why one went red and the other blue in the 2016 election. The investigative reporting launches Houston Public Media’s DiverseCity initiative, a year-long look at what Houston’s diversity really means for the city. We talk with News 88.7 reporters Laura Isensee and Andrew Schneider about their reporting from […]

Full Show

HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza: Friday’s Show (February 17, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday (Feb. 15, 2017), HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza spoke at the annual State of the Schools Luncheon. He’s been at the helm of the district since last fall (2016). So, on this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with him about his progress so far and the biggest issues facing public schools in Houston. […]


What’s Next For Mexican-American Studies in Texas

Posted on · Last Friday the Texas State Board of Education unanimously rejected a controversial Mexican-American studies textbook that would have been used in public schools. The book, titled Mexican American Heritage, received a lot of criticism from academics and activists who argued the book was rife with many inaccuracies and stereotypes. But how was the decision made and what is there to expect moving forward?