Houston Matters

Mask Mandates And The Battle Between State And Local Control (Aug. 12, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Harris County is joining other Texas municipalities in taking legal action against Gov. Abbott's executive orders banning mask and vaccine mandates, the latest salvo in a long-running battle over state and local control.

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How Do We Protect The Mental Health And Safety Of Children Going Back To School During A COVID Surge?

Posted on · How are local schools preparing for the school year? What’s going on with several Texas school districts, including HISD, defying the Governor’s ban on mask mandates? And what does the medical community recommend?

Houston Matters

Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy Makes The Case For Transforming Mental Health (May 6, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: How the former Congressman's own challenges with addiction and bipolar disorder have informed his advocacy for a stronger mental health care system, why Fort Bend County Judge KP George voted against a plan to distribute COVID-19 relief funds, and we meet the city's new poet laureate.

Houston Matters

How The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause Is Affecting Houston (April 14, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: How the pause in distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is affecting Houston, the week in politics, maintaining good mental health amid the pandemic, and a competition of youth accordion players.

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Teachers Union Weighs In On COVID-19 School Closures (Oct. 21, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The Houston Federation of Teachers weighs in on recent HISD school closures due to COVID-19, our weekly political roundup, how first responders are dealing with the pandemic, and a new opera involves competitive bird calling.