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Full Show: Remembering Stan Lee, And Howard Hughes The Womanizer (Nov. 13, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We learn why authorities have searched the offices of a prominent attorney. Plus, we remember comic book icon Stan Lee. Then, writer Karina Longworth uses Howard Hughes to illustrate some of the challenges women faced in the Golden Age of Hollywood. Plus, we discuss the contributions of women in the arts. And we meet Houston's new youth poet laureate.

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Full Show: Stress After The 2016 Election, And A Lost Boy Of Sudan (May 3, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn about hotspots of the dangerous chemical dioxin found in some area waterways. Then, a new study seems to indicate an increase in stress after the 2016 election. Plus, a former Lost Boy of Sudan shares his story. And we bid farewell to Houston Public Media's Edel Howlin.

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Full Show: Harvey’s Environmental Impact, And High Schoolers Bridging The Political Divide (March 22, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn more about the environmental impact of Hurricane Harvey. Then, some high school students have created an event aimed at bridging the nation's political divide. Also, we discover how NASA is using virtual reality technology. And we learn about efforts to preserve an historic fire station in Galveston.

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Full Show: Houston Time-Savers, And War-Toys (Feb. 2, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We discuss ways to save time in Houston and welcome your time-saving tips. Our non-experts break down The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week’s news. And a photo exhibit uses some unusual methods to show the plight of children in war zones.

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Investigators Think They Know Who Killed Eleven Girls Around Galveston in the 1970s

Posted on · In the 1970s, in and around Galveston, teenage girls started going missing – sometimes in pairs. Many of their bodies would turn up in swamps, marshes and bodies of water in places like Clear Lake and Texas City. Those murders — along with a cluster of others over the years along Interstate 45 between Houston […]

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Houston’s Hidden Treasures, and The 1970s I-45 Houston to Galveston Murders: Thursday (April 27, 2017)

Posted on · Houston is a big city, home to a number of popular attractions. We have popular restaurants like Ninfa’s and House of Pies. We have NASA, the Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Galleria — all kinds of things that are old standbys that most people probably know about. But what about the more obscure stuff? What […]

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One Year Later: Lessons Learned from the DuPont Chemical Accident

Posted on · Sunday marks the one year anniversary of the fatal leak at the DuPont chemical plant in La Porte that killed four workers. We discuss what’s been learned since the accident with Houston Chronicle investigative reporter Lise Olsen. MORE: What Went Wrong at La Porte DuPont? (Houston Matters, Nov. 18, 2014) Regulators Make Safety Recommendations To DuPont […]

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DuPont One Year Later: Friday’s Show (November 13, 2015)

Posted on · Sunday marks the one year anniversary of the fatal leak at the DuPont chemical plant in La Porte that killed four workers. We discuss what’s been learned since the accident on today’s Houston Matters, as we talk with Houston Chronicle investigative reporter Lise Olsen. Also this hour: ASQ’s Quality Education Conference and Workshop takes place this […]

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Boom In Oil Means a Boom in Traffic Deaths

Posted on · The revolution in oil and natural gas production has been a windfall for trucking companies and commercial drivers across the state. But it’s also led to a surge in fatal accidents on Texas highways. All this week, Houston Public Media News 88.7’s Andrew Schneider and the Houston Chronicle’s Lise Olsen have collaborated in a series […]

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Why Are Incidents at the Port of Houston Rarely Formally Investigated?

Posted on · Back in March, a barge in Galveston Bay struck a ship and sprung a leak. Nearly 170,000 gallons of oil spilled into the bay. The carrier was being guided by an experienced pilot, Mike Pizzitola. But according to federal court documents and other records obtained by the Houston Chronicle, Pizzitola has been involved in two other Ship Channel accidents. On this edition of […]

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Port of Houston Pilots, Chikungunya, Gangs, and The Princess Bride: Houston Matters for Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Posted on · Back in March, a barge in Galveston Bay struck a ship and sprung a leak. Nearly 170,000 gallons of oil spilled into the bay. The carrier was being guided by an experienced pilot, Mike Pizzitola. But according to federal court documents and other records obtained by the Houston Chronicle, Pizzitola has been involved in two other Ship Channel accidents. On this edition […]