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Houston Public Media Announces New Schedule Changes and New Shows for News 88.7 Effective Jan. 2

Posted on · Effective Jan. 2, Houston Public Media’s News 88.7 weekday schedule is changing to accommodate the addition of two new shows and live broadcasts of several popular programs. The changes will affect the hours of 9 to 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday with additional changes to the 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. hours on Fridays.

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Houston Matters Rebroadcast Moving to 7PM!

Posted on · Hey there Houston! In case you haven’t heard, the nightly re-broadcast of Houston Matters will be heard three hours earlier starting next week. If you miss our live shows at noon weekdays, or want to hear the show again at night, you’ll be able to hear us weeknights at 7 beginning Monday, July 7th! We hope more of you will […]

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Understanding ERCOT — The Folks Who Manage Most of Texas’ Electric Flow

Posted on · You might not have heard about ERCOT — The Electric Reliability Council of Texas — but it affects your life, whether you’re aware of it or not. The agency manages electric flow for 23 million Texans — some 85 percent of the state’s electric load. Dave Fehling, KUHF’s StateImpact Reporter for energy and the environment, stops by to […]

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KUHF says goodbye to one-of-a-kind radio news anchor, Rod Rice

Posted on · Longtime KUHF news anchor and reporter Rod Rice is retiring after 43 years in the radio news business. Rice has spent more than 12 years at KUHF, most recently as the local Morning Edition news anchor. Previously, he was the station’s All Things Considered host and anchor and also served as a reporter at KUHF. Rice has been on the air in Houston since 1991, serving as a news anchor at 740 KTRH over two periods between his time at KUHF. He started his career as a disc jockey in Pottsville, Pennsylvania in 1970. “Rod is a one-of-a-kind radio news anchor,” says KUHF News Director Jack Williams. “We’re going to miss his humor and knowledge in the newsroom, but are happy that he’s starting a new adventure.” Rice’s last day on the air is Friday. KUHF expects to name his replacement within the next couple of weeks.

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The Impact of “High Stakes” Testing, How Houstonians Use Social Media, and a Field Trip to Buffalo Bayou Park: Houston Matters for Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Posted on · The investigation continues into the possibility of teachers cheating on state exams at two HISD elementary schools. KUHF education reporter Laura Isensee has been following this developing story, and will have an update for us on this edition of Houston Matters. We’ll discuss concerns she’s heard from parents about the cheating, and the investigation itself. We’ll […]

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Election Wrap Up

Posted on · Voters approved a lot Tuesday. They said yes to Mayor Annise Parker, who won re-election. Harris County voters approved a proposed joint inmate processing center. Texans said yes to property tax breaks for veterans and their families, a State Water Implementation Fund, even expanded tax exemptions on aircraft parts. The one big thumbs-down? The Dome. […]

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Are University Debit Cards Misleading Students?

Posted on · Many colleges and universities have arrangements with banks and other financial institutions to provide students with debit cards. Some function as IDs, some are used to provide students who may not have a bank account with a way to access financial aid. Consumer groups like the Better Business Bureau and the Public Interest Research Group […]

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Health Exchanges Open – But Do They Work?

Posted on · We’re two days into the signup process for the Affordable Care Act’s provisions for uninsured to receive health insurance via exchanges. How’s it going so far here in Houston and along the Gulf Coast? We found out by speaking with Mario Castillo from Enroll America, an organization dedicated to help enroll uninsured Americans in health […]

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Houston Matters for Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Posted on · KUHF, along with KHOU and Rice University just concluded a poll seeking voters’ opinions on a variety of issues heading into the November election. Poll questions ranged from opinions about the Houston mayor’s race to bond initiatives to renovate the Astrodome and build an inmate processing center, to problems facing the city of Houston. On […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

Posted on · According to the Children’s Bureau of the Department of Health and Human Services, in its most recent report to Congress, on the last day of 2011, nationwide, an estimated 407,000 children were in foster care. That represented a four-year low. And yet, for the first time in four years, more children entered foster care over […]

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Houston Matters for Wed., Sept. 18, 2013

Posted on · Houston is growing and changing like few places in the nation. But is it growing in a way that the community can support over the long haul? The Shell Center for Sustainability at Rice University is poised to release its 3rd report on Houston Sustainability Performance this week. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn […]