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Second Annual Newcomers Guide to Houston: Thursday’s Show (September 3, 2015)

Posted on · On this special edition of Houston Matters, we offer our second annual Newcomers Guide to Houston! Whether you’re new to town, or just want a refresher on the basics of life in the Bayou City, this is a must listen. We cover absolutely as much territory as we can in an hour, presenting the lowdown on everything you need […]

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From Homeless Student To College Graduate

Posted on · For most students, school is place to learn and socialize with friends. But it can mean much more for kids who don’t have a home. In Texas, more than 65,000 students are considered homeless. By the time she was 17 years old, Crystal Lovings had bounced from her father to her grandmother to child protective services […]

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Gun Culture in Texas and Summer Melt: Wednesday’s show (July 29, 2015)

Posted on · If you live in Texas, you must be a gun owner, right? Everyone is, after all. Except…no. Everyone isn’t. In fact, a recent study suggests while Texas has slightly higher than average gun ownership rates, gun owners are, in fact, the overwhelming minority. According to the report published last month in the health journal Injury […]

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Inside the Classroom: The Teaching Experience From Two Different Perspectives

Posted on · In the effort to improve public education, some people are taking a fresh look at teacher training. That preparation can vary widely from colleges of education to alternative certification programs. Two instructors — one a veteran and the other still a student himself — tell their experience. Montrel Lacour is a senior at the University […]

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Oversight of City Jails and J.R. Richard: Tuesday’s Show (June 30, 2015)

Posted on · We all experience peaks and valleys in our lives. Great accomplishments, health scares, personal milestones, economic woes; some years you’re up, others you’re down. But you’d be hard-pressed to find many Houstonians who have been on a roller coaster ride to match J.R. Richard, a mainstay in the Houston Astros rotation throughout the 1970s, and […]

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Inside the Classroom: Two Students, Two High Schools, Two Very Different Experiences

Posted on · Just because students attend school in the same district doesn’t mean they have the same experience. In fact, their education might reveal extreme contrasts. Consider these two high schools: One campus, Carnegie Vanguard, is ranked as one of the best high schools in the entire country. The other, Westbury High, is failing to prepare students for college […]

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Flooding Update and Women in Business: Wednesday’s Show (May 27, 2015)

Posted on · <a href=”https://storify.com/KUHFNews/houston-mayor-declares-state-of-disaster-following” target=”_blank”>View “undefined” on Storify</a> We have the latest on this week’s flooding in and around Houston on today’s Houston Matters. We lead off with representatives from Harris County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service. We learn what cleanup and recovery efforts are underway, and what more we can expect in terms of […]

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An Exit Interview With Outgoing Spring Branch Superintendent

Posted on · The Spring Branch Independent School District is preparing for a new superintendent and has picked a sole finalist for the job. It marks a major change. For the last 10 years, Superintendent Duncan Klussmann has led the district on the west side of Harris County and its 35,000 students. He announced his retirement late last year […]

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Funding Roads, Insects, and Hacking: Thursday’s Show (May 14, 2015)

Posted on · Your gas tax dollars and vehicle registration fees are supposed to cover the cost of building and maintaining our road system here in Texas, but a public interest group out of Austin says that’s not the case. A new report from the Texas Public Interest Research Group says drivers actually pay for less than half […]

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Funding Texas Schools: Is the System Fair or Falling Short?

Posted on · This week on News 88.7, education reporter Laura Isensee has been examining how schools are financed in Texas in series called “Funding Texas Schools: Fair or Falling Short?” The five-part series tells the story of parents fighting for better funding for their children’s schools. It also examines what the current school funding system means for […]

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Funding Texas Schools and Houstonians in Popular Music: Friday’s show (May 1, 2015)

Posted on · This week on News 88.7, education reporter Laura Isensee has examined how schools are financed in Texas in a series of reports called “Funding Texas Schools: Fair or Falling Short?” On this edition of Houston Matters, we present her reports on parents fighting for better funding for their children’s schools, what the current school funding […]

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The State of Education in Houston: Friday’s Show (April 17, 2015)

Posted on · On today’s Houston Matters, we conclude our week-long series exploring “The State of Houston” with a conversation about education in Greater Houston. We talk with News 88.7 Education Reporter Laura Isensee and discuss issues facing students, parents and educators in the region. Then: we parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston news with Aurora […]

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The State of Houston’s Economy, Healthcare, Transportation, Environment and Education

Posted on · Houston Matters has launched a week-long series exploring “The State of Houston” — conversations about about key areas of interest in Greater Houston, from the economy, to healthcare, to transportation to the environment and to education. ECONOMY | HEALTH | TRANSPORTATION | ENVIRONMENT | EDUCATION Part 1: The State of Houston’s Economy (April 13, 2015)News 88.7 FM […]