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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: HISD Students Struggle To Access Classes, And World Sky Race (Sept. 9, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: HISD's back-to-school woes, our weekly political roundup, Bakari Sellers shares his leadership wisdom, and a Houstonian organizes World Sky Race.

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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Why School Districts Are Pushing Back Against County Health Experts (Aug. 20, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday’s show: Why ten area superintendents have signed a letter opposing back-to-school recommendations from county health officials, addressing health care worker fatigue, Kam Franklin of The Suffers discusses her career, and Robin Kesselman prepares for a solo performance for the series Live From Jones Hall.

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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Spring Branch Superintendent, And An Atomic Bomb Survivor’s Story (Aug. 6, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Back-to-school plans at Spring Branch ISD, thoughts from the president of the Texas PTA, how the atomic bomb inspired the work of a local doctor, and a PBS series highlights Zydeco music in Houston.

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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Supreme Court Upholds DACA, And The Intersection Of Food And Politics (June 18, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The U.S. Supreme Court upholds DACA. Plus, with Quaker Oats retiring the Aunt Jemima brand, we discuss the intersection of politics and food. Plus we get an update on recent stories in the immigration and education beats.

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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Calls To Disband HISD’s Police Force, And A Drive-In Movie Revival (June 10, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Calls for HISD to disband its police force, our weekly political roundup, navigating a sea of misinformation during major news events, and a revival for drive-in theaters amid social distancing.

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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Summer Vacation And Tourism In A Pandemic, And A Carport Classroom (May 21, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Concerns about how the county's COVID-19 relief program will work, how summer vacation and tourism are being affected by the pandemic, a pioneering woman in Houston city government reflects on her career, and a local teacher hosts socially distanced math classes from her home's carport.

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Thursday’s Show: State Taking Over Houston’s Harvey Relief Program, And A Blueprint For Going Back To School (May 14, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: The state takeover of the city's Harvey homeowner relief program, a blueprint for going back to school, and women shortlisted for the Supreme Court over the years.

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Friday’s Show: Is This Crisis A Recession Or A Depression? And Lessons From The Spanish Flu (April 24, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Education updates, concerns about jail populations, whether our current economic crisis will be a recession or a depression, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and lessons from the 1918 flu epidemic.

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Next Question (Ep 6): Texas Special Education, Barbara Taylor Bradford, And The Regrettes

Posted on · This week, Ernie and Laura Isensee discuss the state's position on Special Education, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of A Women of Substance, and share the music of The Regrettes.

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Thursday’s Show: Special Ed Investigation, Sesame Street At 50, And The Bush Sisters (Nov. 14, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: An investigation into how special education services are doled out to Texas students, a conversation with the puppeteer behind the character Rosita on Sesame Street, former First Daughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush talk about their new children’s book, and the hosts of The Greatest Generation podcast talking about turning a reluctant love of Star Trek into a career.

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Full Show: Teachers Protest Potential State Takeover, Free Speech On Campus, & Houston Bugs (Aug. 22, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Teachers rally against a potential state takeover of HISD, a new free speech law for Texas colleges, a local bug expert answers your questions, and singer Martha Davis talks about her career.

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Full Show: Dealing With Ransomware Attacks, Our Weekly Political Roundup, And Changes At Univ. Of St. Thomas (Aug. 21, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: How ransomware attacks affect Texas cities and towns, the latest politic news, changes at the University of St. Thomas, and musician Dylan LeBlanc performs.

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Full Show: HISD’s Accountability Grades, Mounted Police Units, And Stevie Ray Vaughan Biography (Aug. 15, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We examine HISD's latest accountability ratings. We discuss the history and relevance of mounted police units. We meet the authors of a new biography about Stevie Ray Vaughan. We learn the history of Houston's downtown tunnels. And developer Gerald Hines reflects on his contributions to the city's skyline.

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Full Show: TEA Completes HISD Investigation, Voices From El Paso, And The Santa Fe Resiliency Center (Aug. 8, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: What we know about the findings from TEA's investigation of HISD, stories from survivors of the El Paso mass shooting, inside a program to help victims of the Santa Fe school shooting, an examination of workplace accidents, and inside the world of competitive drum corps.