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Buses, Business, and Bugs: Wednesday’s Show (May 25, 2016)

Posted on · Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner recently delivered his first State of Mobility address, outlining his ideas for the future of transportation in Houston. He also addressed the need to encourage more residents to use public transportation, including the bus system. On this edition of Houston Matters, we hear what the mayor had to say and then discuss […]

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Union Management, Reza Aslan, and Loudon Wainwright III: Houston Matters for Friday, September 19, 2014

Posted on · Recently, Bryan Sky-Eagle abruptly resigned from his role heading up the firefighter’s union here in Houston, expressing fear for his safety, saying he’d been threatened by his own fellow firefighters. In light of the resignation, we discuss the challenges inherent in leading the rank and file in a union with Ron Turner, a Professor of […]

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Houston Matters for Thursday, August 1, 2013

Posted on · In recent days, labor and community groups have rallied in Houston and across the nation, calling for a minimum wage hike, and encouraging employers to voluntarily pay their employees more. Texas has more minimum wage workers than any other state, and the 2nd-highest percentage of hourly paid workers making the minimum wage or less. Here […]