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Full Show: Political Roundup, and Houston’s Version of Winter (Oct. 17, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We break down the latest political stories. We discuss what passes for fall and winter weather in Houston. And writer Anne Lamott talks about the importance of forgiveness.

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Remembering Sports Anchor Bob Allen and the State of TV News

Posted on · Longtime TV sports anchor Bob Allen passed away Wednesday, after a long battle with cancer. Allen worked for nearly four decades in TV sports, most of it as sports director at KTRK Channel 13, before finishing his career at KHOU Channel 11. Today, we talk with former colleagues about Allen and then discuss the current […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Renaming Schools and Transgender Bathroom Guidelines: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From the HISD board voting on new names for seven schools (many of which replace names of figures with ties to the Confederacy); to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick wanting a superintendent to resign after he helped sanction restroom guidelines for transgender students: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. Our panel of non-experts this week includes: […]

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Poll Shows King and Turner in a Dead Heat as Runoff Approaches

Posted on · The results of the latest News 88.7/KHOU 11 News 2015 Runoff Election Poll show former State Rep. Sylvester Turner and former Kemah Mayor Bill King are in a statistical dead heat as Election Day (Dec. 12, 2015) approaches. News 88.7’s Managing News Editor Jose Luis Jimenez sat down with the pollster — Rice University Political Science Professor Bob Stein — to analyze the results.

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Election Poll: One Mayoral Candidate’s Surprising Rise, One’s Surprising Fall

Posted on · In just a little more than three weeks, Houstonians will go to the polls to vote on a new mayor, the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, and term limits for city council members – among other matters. But in what direction are voters leaning on these issues? We examine voter attitudes as determined by the latest […]

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Poll: Voters Don’t Want To Pay To Preserve Astrodome

Posted on · The last few days, we’ve been delving deeper into some of the specific issues and challenges addressed in the recent Houston Public Media/KHOU 11 voter poll. And today, we conclude by looking again at what Houston voters think should be done with the Astrodome. As News 88.7’s Syeda Hasan reports, most voters are still unwilling to […]

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Taxes, Confederate Symbols and Cat-Killing Vet: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From Houstonians identifying solutions to traffic problems but not wanting to pay for them, to the UT Austin campus joining the growing cacophony in opposition to Confederate statues and symbols, to a Brenham veterinarian not facing charges after allegedly boasting on Facebook she shot a cat through the head with an arrow: we discuss The Good, The […]

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Houstonians Hate The City’s Bad Roads, But Pay For Improving Them?

Posted on · This week, we’ve been delving deeper into some of the specific issues and challenges addressed in the recent News 88.7/KHOU 11 voter poll. Houston voters cited two issues as the most important problems the city faces, but as Florian Martin reports, most voters are unwilling to put up the money to fix them.  

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Poll Shows Voters’ Thoughts on Transportation Issues

Posted on · We all know one of the biggest challenges (if not the biggest) facing Houston in the future is transportation. Voters reinforced that concern in the just-released News 88-7/KHOU 11 Voter Poll, which we discussed at some length on Wednesday. Today, and over the next few days, we’re going to delve into deeper detail on some of the […]

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Poll Shows Houston Voters’ Thoughts on Mayoral Race and the Area’s Major Issues

Posted on · Last night, Houston Public Media News 88.7 FM and KHOU 11 released an election poll conducted by the Survey Research Center, the University of Houston Center for Public Policy and Rice University. It covers a wide range of questions about the state of Houston — from what voters see as the major problems we’re facing, […]

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Sexual Assault on Campus, Foreign Exchange Students, and the Tontons: Houston Matters for Thursday, October 23, 2014

Posted on · Two former University of Houston students are suing the school claiming they were denied due process after being expelled following an investigation in connection with an alleged sexual assault on campus. In November 2011, Ryan McConnell’s girlfriend Natalie Plummer recorded video of him cheating on her with another female student. Both McConnell and the other […]