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What’s It Like Flying Through a Hurricane?

Posted on · As Hurricane Matthew bears down on the east coast of Florida and the United States, you might well find a flight meteorologist like Jack Parrish in the middle of it. Parrish leads a team known as the Hurricane Hunters. They conduct tests for NOAA — the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — while in and above tropical […]

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The Forecast for Houston’s 2016 Hurricane Season

Posted on · It feels a little bit like betting on March Madness teams, but hurricane forecasters say that they have done their scientific homework and know where storms are going to develop. So, here at the beginning of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, what are conditions out there looking like? And should Houston be worried? We talk […]

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What’s It Like Flying Through a Hurricane?

Posted on · The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season officially begins tomorrow (June 1, 2016), and some forecasts predict it could be the most active season since 2012. However, the season develops, Jack Parrish and his team – known as the Hurricane Hunters – will be part of studying the disturbances in the Atlantic Ocean. They’re the folks you […]

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Storms, Floods and Zubik v. Burwell: Tuesday’s Show (May 31, 2016)

Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court recently (May 16, 2016) sent Zubik v. Burwell back to lower courts. A ruling in the Texas case (which includes challenges from Houston Baptist University and East Texas Baptist University) would have clarified whether an Obama Administration mandate for some employers to provide birth control benefits to employees runs afoul of […]

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HCC Property and FCC Commissioner: Monday’s Show (May 23, 2016)

Posted on · About a year ago, the Houston Chronicle began an investigation into unused properties owned by Houston Community College. The newspaper found HCC owned more than 350 acres of undeveloped property and redirected millions of dollars in bond money in recent years to buy multiple tracts. On this edition of Houston Matters, Maggie Martin sits down […]

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The State of Houston’s Economy: Thursday’s Show (April 7, 2016)

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we launch our 2nd annual “State of Houston” series – exploring the state of Greater Houston’s economy, transportation, health, education, environment, politics and culture. We begin today with a look at what’s happening economically. We welcome your questions and comments for Patrick Jankowski, the Greater Houston Partnership’s Senior Vice President […]

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What Kind of Hurricane Season Should We Expect and How Prepared is Greater Houston?

Posted on · It’s officially Hurricane season, Houston. Starting now, and for the next six months, we Houstonians keep tabs on tropical storms developing in the Gulf and prepare for the possibility that any could make landfall. The last few years have been relatively quiet on the tropical storm front, which would normally leave public officials concerned about […]

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Hurricane Season and a Legislative Recap: Monday’s Show (June 1, 2015)

Posted on · It’s officially Hurricane season, Houston. Starting now, and for the next six months, we Houstonians keep tabs on tropical storms developing in the Gulf and prepare for the possibility that any could make landfall. The last few years have been relatively quiet on the tropical storm front, which would normally leave public officials concerned about […]

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“Winter” Weather and Moderates in Politics: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Posted on · The recent cold snap reminds us that, while summer months here can seem interminably hot and muggy, from October through April, Houston’s weather can vary wildly. One day we’re enjoying mild seasonal temperatures; the next we’re fishing our coats out of the back of the closet, and being reminded to wrap our pipes and mind […]

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Preparing for Hurricane Season, and The Good the Bad and the Ugly: Houston Matters for Friday, May 30, 2014

Posted on · New to Houston? Well, we have this thing called hurricane season, and you really need to know about it. First, it starts Saturday and continues through November. It’s the six month period in which hurricanes and major tropical storms are most likely to make landfall and potentially do some damage. And while Greater Houston has […]

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Discussing Houston Weather

Posted on · After months of oppressive heat and humidity, autumn has arrived and the weather in Houston has been glorious in recent days. Seems like as good a time as any to talk about the weather. On this edition of Houston Matters, we field your questions for Houston Weather Research Center Chief Meteorologist Jason Luze, and Lance Wood, Science […]

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Houston Matters for Tues., Oct. 22, 2013

Posted on · After months of oppressive heat and humidity, autumn has arrived and the weather in Houston has been glorious in recent days. Seems like as good a time as any to talk about the weather. On this edition of Houston Matters, we field your questions for Houston Weather Research Center Chief Meteorologist Jason Luze, and Lance Wood, Science […]