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Full Show: Prop B Ruled Unconstitutional, And Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad (May 16, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We discuss Proposition B's long saga and its implications on the mayoral election, we learn about mental wellness programs for students, Radiolab co-host Jad Abumrad talks about creating his show, and we meet the new executive director of the Society for the Performing Arts.

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The Top Houston Stories of 2015: Wednesday’s Show (December 30, 2015)

Posted on · Houston had a busy 2015, to say the least. As the year draws to a close, we look back at some of the biggest news stories from the past 12 months in Greater Houston on this special edition of Houston Matters. Of course, there were too many stories to mention them all, but we try […]

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Poll Shows King and Turner in a Dead Heat as Runoff Approaches

Posted on · The results of the latest News 88.7/KHOU 11 News 2015 Runoff Election Poll show former State Rep. Sylvester Turner and former Kemah Mayor Bill King are in a statistical dead heat as Election Day (Dec. 12, 2015) approaches. News 88.7’s Managing News Editor Jose Luis Jimenez sat down with the pollster — Rice University Political Science Professor Bob Stein — to analyze the results.

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HERO Repealed and a Mayoral Runoff: A Closer Look at Election 2015

Posted on · Voters repealed the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, Sylvester Turner and Bill King are headed to a runoff in the mayoral race, and voters across Greater Houston and Texas cast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. We take a closer look at […]

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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Posted on · Voters repealed the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, Sylvester Turner and Bill King are headed to a runoff in the mayoral race, and voters across Greater Houston and Texas cast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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Cramming for Election Day 2015

Posted on · Election day is tomorrow (Nov. 3, 2015), and voters across Greater Houston will go to the polls to decide issues like the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, which mayoral candidates will likely head to a runoff, city council races and term limits for council members. Maybe you’re feeling unprepared to cast your vote – and that’s […]

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Election Poll: One Mayoral Candidate’s Surprising Rise, One’s Surprising Fall

Posted on · In just a little more than three weeks, Houstonians will go to the polls to vote on a new mayor, the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, and term limits for city council members – among other matters. But in what direction are voters leaning on these issues? We examine voter attitudes as determined by the latest […]

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Election Poll and the Creative Economy: Monday’s Show (October 12, 2015)

Posted on · In just a little more than three weeks, Houstonians will go to the polls to vote on a new mayor, the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, and term limits for city council members – among other matters. But in what direction are voters leaning on these issues? On this edition of Houston Matters, we examine voter […]

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Houston Mayoral Candidate Bill King Answers Your Questions

Posted on · On Tuesdays through Sept. 22, 2015, we offer you a chance to speak directly with the major candidates running to be the next mayor of the City of Houston. We continue with former Kemah mayor and Houston Chronicle columnist Bill King. The Houston native is an attorney and businessman. He served two terms as mayor of the small city of Kemah […]

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Houston Mayoral Candidate Marty McVey Answers Your Questions

Posted on · On Tuesdays through Sept. 22, 2015, on Houston Matters we’re offering you a chance to speak directly with the major candidates running to be the next mayor of the city of Houston. We continue with Houston area businessman Marty McVey.  In 2011, the private equity investor was appointed by the Obama administration to serve on an advisory […]

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Meet the 2015 Houston Mayoral Candidates

Posted on · Each Tuesday through September 22, Houston Matters offers you a chance to learn about the major candidates for Houston mayor and ask them your questions. SCHEDULE/AUDIO: Chris Bell (Aug. 11, 2015) LISTEN HERE Ben Hall (Aug. 18, 2015) LISTEN HERE Marty McVey (Aug. 25, 2015) LISTEN HERE Bill King (Sept. 1, 2015) LISTEN HERE Adrian […]

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Houston Mayoral Candidate Chris Bell Answers Your Questions

Posted on · Starting today, and for the next several Tuesdays on Houston Matters, we offer you a chance to speak directly with the major candidates running to be the next mayor of the city of Houston. We start on this edition with Chris Bell. He’s a former City Council Member and former U.S. Congressman. He’s also an […]

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Poll Shows Houston Voters’ Thoughts on Mayoral Race and the Area’s Major Issues

Posted on · Last night, Houston Public Media News 88.7 FM and KHOU 11 released an election poll conducted by the Survey Research Center, the University of Houston Center for Public Policy and Rice University. It covers a wide range of questions about the state of Houston — from what voters see as the major problems we’re facing, […]