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The Perfect Indicator for Houston These Days: The ‘Economic Anxiety Index’

Posted on · Last week, the folks at Marketplace launched a new indicator called the “Economic Anxiety Index.” It’s designed to offer a snapshot of how Americans are experiencing the economy – how they feel about their personal finances and how confident they are about their ability to address any societal economic ups and downs. An economic index […]

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Election Analysis and The Full Menu: Wednesday’s Show (November 4, 2015)

Posted on · Voters repealed the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, Sylvester Turner and Bill King are headed to a runoff in the mayoral race, and voters across Greater Houston and Texas cast their ballots on issues like property taxes, term limits for city council members and county bond elections for road projects. On this edition of Houston Matters, […]

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How Do You Turn a Radio Program About Economics into a Live Stage Show?

Posted on · Frequent public radio listeners will know Kai Ryssdal as the host of the business and financial show Marketplace. Ryssdal and his team will broadcast their show live from Houston Public Media on Monday, Sept. 29, in advance of a sold-out live Marketplace stage show on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Wortham Center. The stage show is called […]

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Panhandling, Kai Ryssdal, Men’s Health and Ronnie Milsap: Houston Matters for Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Posted on · The police chief in San Antonio made headlines earlier this month by proposing a city ordinance making it illegal to give to panhandlers. Panhandling itself is already illegal in many places and scenarios in the city, but the ordinance — should it pass — would make it a Class C misdemeanor to hand money out […]