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Full Show: Carranza Leaving HISD, And Primary Election Day (March 6, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Superintendent Richard Carranza is leaving HISD. We recap what's at stake on Primary Election Day. We discuss school safety in Greater Houston. And Stephanie Wittels Wachs talks about her new memoir.

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Full Show: Steel And Aluminum Tariffs, And Rice University President David Leebron (March 2, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn how potential new tariffs on steel and aluminium imports could affect the Houston economy. Then, Rice University President David Leebron answers listener questions. Plus, our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week's news. And we preview the Houston Jewish Film Festival.

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How Trump’s Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord Impacts Greater Houston

Posted on · Pres. Donald Trump’s decision Thursday (June 1, 2017) to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord may have instant geopolitical impact, but what about on the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the climate we have here in Houston today and in the future? To learn more, we hear from Luke […]

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Effect of Paris Climate Decision on Houston Energy, and Koreans in Houston: Friday’s Show (June 2, 2017)

Posted on · Pres. Donald Trump’s decision Thursday (June 1, 2017) to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord may have instant geopolitical impact, but what about on the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the climate we have here in Houston today and in the future? On this edition of Houston Matters, we […]

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Houston Plant Expansions May Be Further Sign of ‘Permania’

Posted on · A French energy company’s partnering with companies in Canada and Austria to build chemical and plastic plant expansions in Port Arthur and Bayport. It’s close to $2 billion dollars in investment, anticipating the opportunity to capitalize on more shale gas as a result of what’s increasingly being called “Permania,” the pursuit and production of natural […]

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NASA Under Trump, and ‘Permania’ in West Texas Oil and Gas: Monday’s Show (April 3, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: The Space Shuttle replica at Space Center Houston. Photo: Florian Martin, Houston Public Media) A new piece of legislation aims to refocus NASA on human space exploration and landing on Mars. Pres. Donald Trump recently signed into law a bill that would require the space agency to develop plans for future human space exploration, […]

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Texas Energy: What Did We Miss?

Posted on · We’ve been devoting time in recent weeks to talking about the various sources of energy in Greater Houston and across Texas. In previous weeks, we’ve talked about the future of energy from wind, solar, coal and nuclear and natural gas. On today’s show, we examine any forms of energy we may have missed, including biofuels. We talk with Loren Steffy, […]