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Why Won’t Houston Let This Man Walk?

Posted on · David Dorantes is upset that he can’t walk around Houston. Dorantes is an entertainment reporter for the Spanish-language newspaper La Voz de Houston, and recently he wrote an article for the Houston Chronicle on this very topic. He tells us why he thinks it’s important to get out of your car. MORE: I Want to Walk. […]

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Why Won’t Houston Let This Man Walk?

Posted on · David Dorantes is upset that he can’t walk around Houston. Dorantes is an entertainment reporter for the Spanish-language newspaper La Voz de Houston, and recently he wrote an article for the Houston Chronicle on this very topic. He tells us why he thinks it’s important to get out of your car. MORE: I Want to Walk. […]

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of 2015

Posted on · A lot can happen in a year – some of it good, some of it bad, some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the news, we turn each week to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of 2015. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised […]

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Harris County Sues VW and Protesting at Whole Foods: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From Harris County suing Volkswagen, to a ruling on an accident at a La Porte chemical plant, to a protest at a local Whole Foods in Houston over food produced by prison labor: our rotating panel of “non-experts” comes together to consider The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of the week’s Houston news. This week’s […]

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Mental Health and JJ Watt and the SI Jinx: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From a Houston mayoral candidate forum on mental health issues; to another company (albeit a smaller one) in the energy industry conducting layoffs; to Houston Texans star JJ Watt on the cover of Sports Illustrated (and hoping to avoid the fabled SI jinx): our rotating panel of “non-experts” comes together to consider The Good, The Bad and […]

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Voter ID Law Struck Down, Paxton Indictment, and Blue Bell Making Comeback: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals striking down the Texas voter ID law, to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s indictment for securities fraud, to Blue Bell Creameries starting up production in Alabama post-recall: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised […]

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Abortion Law Upheld, McKinney Pool Party and Tal’s Hill: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From an appeals court upholding Texas’ controversial abortion law, to a police officer’s response to a pool party in McKinney, to the end of Tal’s Hill in Minute Maid Park: our rotating panel of “non-experts” comes together to consider The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of the week’s Houston news. This week’s panel of non-experts […]

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HISD Proposals and William Fitzsimmons: Friday’s Show (June 12, 2015)

Posted on · In the past few weeks, the Houston Independent School District’s administration has announced some planned changes, including scaling back student testing next year. HISD Superintendent Terry Grier also initially proposed to end the district’s controversial performance bonus system, but he went back on that proposal earlier this week. Next week, the HISD board will review and vote […]

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New Sheriff, New Beer & New Flights: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From a new sheriff in town, to a new beer in town, and to soon-to-be new flights in town: we discuss The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of this week’s Houston news. This week’s panel of rotating “non-experts” includes: Aurora Losada, editor of La Voz de Houston; Joe Holley, “Native Texan” columnist for the Houston Chronicle; […]

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Toll Roads and the Grand Parkway: Friday’s Show (May 15, 2015)

Posted on · Chances are, at some point, you’ve used some of the 132 miles of toll roads operated by the Harris County Toll Road Authority, from the Westpark Tollway, to the Katy managed lanes, the Sam Houston, and now a toll road to Tomball. There’s more either under construction or in the works. On this edition of […]

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HCC Restructuring and Matthew McConaughey’s Price Tag: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of non-experts to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. Today: Aurora Losada of La Voz […]

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The Million: Stories of Houston’s Many Foreign-Born Residents

Posted on · In Harris County, more than one million residents – that’s one in four people — were born in a foreign country. Today, Houston Public Media began its first installment in a year-long series called “The Million” with our partners at the Houston Chronicle. It explores how diversity shapes our region. The series started with a […]

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Texas Population Growth and The Million: Monday’s Show (March 30, 2015)

Posted on · Between recent census figures and a new report from the Office of the State Demographer, growth is the word on many people’s lips in Texas. The report says the state’s population could double by 2050. That’s if migration patterns continue along the same trends seen from 2000 to 2010. On this edition of Houston Matters, […]

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HERO Trial, Student Records and Houston at the Oscars: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of non-experts to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. Today: Aurora Losada of La Voz […]

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Immigration in Houston, Generational Divide, and Louis Gossett, Jr: Houston Matters for Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Posted on · After six years of stalled discussion and debate with Congressional Republicans over U.S. immigration policy, President Obama addressed the nation last night and shared his decision to defer the deportation of more than four million immigrants who entered the country illegally. The president characterizes the move as accountability, not amnesty. Congressional Republicans call it an […]