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Houston Healthcare Industry Discusses the Future of Obamacare: Tuesday’s Show (February 21, 2017)

Posted on · In his press conference last week (Feb. 16, 2017), President Donald Trump said his administration is close to announcing plans for changing and/or replacing the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Meanwhile, insiders within Houston’s sizable healthcare industry wonder what might happen and how it might affect them. On this edition of Houston Matters, when it […]

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New Abortion Rights Law, Risks of Short-Term Rentals: Monday’s Show (December 5, 2016)

Posted on · Texas health care providers will have to cremate or bury the remains of aborted fetuses under a new rule taking effect December 19th.Those opposed to abortions see the rule change as a way to offer dignity and respect to the unborn, while abortion rights supporters see it as medically unnecessary, and designed to shame women […]

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Answers to Your Houston Autumn(ish) Gardening Questions

Posted on · It’s kind of cooler in Greater Houston — meaning it’s just warm no longer scorching. So, while other parts of the country are getting their scarves and jackets out, we are finally able to go outside and perhaps do some work on the garden without risking heat stroke. To get some answers to your autumn-ish […]

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African-American Culture, Gardening, and Faust: Tuesday’s Show (November 1, 2016)

Posted on · In a couple of weeks, Houston will host a workshop called Preserving Communities of Color. The discussions will focus on case studies and available resources to preserve places that embody the African-American experience in America. The event comes a little over a month since the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture […]

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Voting Rights Ruling and Design Your Own Houston Theme Park: Thursday’s Show (July 21, 2016)

Posted on · The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Wednesday ruled the state’s voter ID law is discriminatory, and violates the Voting Rights Act. If that sounds familiar to you, it’s because this is not the first time a federal court has found flaws with the Texas law — it’s actually the fourth time in […]

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What to Do With an 80-Year-Old Christmas Cactus: Gardening Advice from a Houston Horticulturalist

Posted on · From time to time, Houston Matters offers you the chance to ask questions of area experts on a wide range of topics, from health to personal finance to pet care and beyond. Today, we welcome your questions about gardening in Houston. To help us out in this endeavor we’re joined by Linda Gay, horticulturist and gardener […]

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HPD Shootings, Sunnyside, and Olivewood: Wednesday’s Show (February 17, 2016)

Posted on · Officer-involved civilian shootings have been under greater scrutiny in recent years, after several high-profile cases nationwide. But what about closer to home? According to data recently analyzed by the Houston Chronicle, over the last six years, Houston Police Department officers have shot at least 274 civilians while on duty. On this edition of Houston Matters, […]

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Gardening Advice from a Houston Horticulturalist

Posted on · From time to time, Houston Matters offers you the chance to ask questions of area experts on a wide range of topics, from health to personal finance to pet care and beyond. Today, we welcome your questions about gardening in Houston. To help us out in this endeavor we’re joined by Linda Gay, horticulturist and gardener […]

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HISD Won’t Ban Early Elementary Suspensions: Tuesday’s Show (November 17, 2015)

Posted on · During a school board meeting last Thursday, HISD board members refused to ban suspensions of pre-K through second grade students. We learn why from News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee on today’s Houston Matters. Then, we talk with Morgan Craven, Director of the “School-to-Prison Pipeline Project” for the non-profit social justice group Texas Appleseed, which put […]

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Gardening Advice: Helping Your Plants Survive Extreme Houston Heat

Posted on · From time to time, Houston Matters offers you the chance to ask questions of area experts on a wide range of topics, from health to personal finance to pet care and beyond. Today, amid what is expected to be a largely dry, hot, humid stretch this week and next, we welcome your questions about gardening […]

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Healing Racism, Gardening and the Astros’ First Half: Monday’s Show (July 13, 2015)

Posted on · This past Friday morning, Dallas police received reports a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in a park named for him had been vandalized. Someone spray-painted the word “shame” on the base of the statue. The incident came two weeks after protesters gathered in the park to hold an “undedication” ceremony. And it was reported […]

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Gardening Advice: Preparing Your Plants for Warm Weather

Posted on · Houston’s climate is so moderate that there are a number of growing seasons — although what you plant at this time of year will be different from what you plant in the fall. So what should we and what shouldn’t we plant right now? And how can we best take care of our plants to […]

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The State of Houston’s Health: Tuesday’s Show (April 14, 2015)

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we continue our week-long series exploring “The State of Houston” with a conversation about Greater Houston’s health and healthcare. We talk with News 88.7 Health and Science Reporter Carrie Feibel. Then: Houston’s climate is so moderate that there are a number of growing seasons. So what should we — and what shouldn’t […]