Houston Matters

Full Show: Political Roundup, And Sam Houston’s Presidential Library (April 25, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We learn about an HISD board meeting that got unruly. We discuss the environmental clean-up after Harvey. Our political experts discuss the latest national, state, and local political stories. And we learn about efforts to create the Sam Houston Republic of Texas Presidential Library.

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Full Show: A Conversation With HISD’s Richard Carranza, And Happy Houston (March 9, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We hear from outgoing HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza. Then, we offer you another chance to share the good news in your life. Plus, our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of the week's news. And we talk with one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan.

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Full Show: Census Data On Texas Growth, And The Year In Education (Dec. 21, 2017)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We examine new census data and what it says about Texas. We look back at the year in education. We learn about the life of playwright Lorraine Hansberry, who wrote 'A Raisin in the Sun.' And we hear a performance from Houston-based Indie rock band Vodi.

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Full Show: Election Day Primer, And ExxonMobil Settlement (Nov. 7, 2017)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters, we preview the items you'll see on your ballot today. We discuss the recent ExxonMobil settlement over air pollution allegations. And we learn about an opera being staged in an airplane hangar at Hobby Airport.

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Full Show: First Senate Hearing On Harvey, And Uncovering Texas Special Ed Caps (Oct. 16, 2017)

Posted on · On Monday's edition of Houston Matters: We learn more about the first Texas Senate hearings on Harvey, which are taking place today in New Caney. And News 88.7’s Laura Isensee takes a behind-the-scenes look at how the Houston Chronicle uncovered the state's arbitrary caps on special education services.

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Full Show: Controversy At Furr H.S., And Reauthorizing CHIP (Oct. 12, 2017)

Posted on · On Thursday's edition of Houston Matters: We learn the latest on Furr High School's reassigned principal, Dr. Bertie Simmons, who's under scrutiny for her administrative practices. We learn about the fate of the Children's Health Insurance Program. And we meet Brazilian artist Tony Paraná.

Press

Houston Public Media Wins 11 Lone Star Awards

Posted on · Houston Public Media was honored to receive 11 Houston Press Club Lone Star Awards including a sweep of the TV Photojournalist of the Year category. Hosted by the Houston Press Club, the annual Lone Star Awards recognize achievements its members make in journalism and mass communications in the state of Texas.

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Students Share Their Stories About Life at Unorthodox Furr HS

Posted on · (Above: Furr senior Milburgo Mora participated in many activities at school, including the Green Ambassadors and the media team. During his sophomore year, he and his friends would hang out at this rock, where students could write graffiti. Photo: Eric Kayne)This year, News 88.7’s education reporter Laura Isensee has been following developments at Houston’s Furr High […]

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Furr High School is Trying to Rethink High School, Including How Teachers are Hired

Posted on · (Above: Furr High School is experimenting with a new model for education, including how they hire teachers. Here, administrators watched applicants on a live video feed as they tried to solve clues and “escape the room” during the interview process. Photo: Laura Isensee | Houston Public Media) News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee has been following […]