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State of TV News and Best Breakfast Joints: Houston Matters Weekend for November 5, 2016

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters Weekend, we talk with veteran TV journalists to discuss the current state of TV news — both locally and nationally. Our round table includes former CNN correspondent Kelli Arena, who’s now the executive director of the Global Center for Journalism and Democracy at Sam Houston State University. We also talk with […]

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Remembering Sports Anchor Bob Allen and the State of TV News

Posted on · Longtime TV sports anchor Bob Allen passed away Wednesday, after a long battle with cancer. Allen worked for nearly four decades in TV sports, most of it as sports director at KTRK Channel 13, before finishing his career at KHOU Channel 11. Today, we talk with former colleagues about Allen and then discuss the current […]

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Remembering Bob Allen and the State of TV News: Friday’s Show (October 21, 2016)

Posted on · Longtime TV sports anchor Bob Allen passed away Wednesday, after a long battle with cancer. Allen worked for nearly four decades in TV sports, most of it as sports director at KTRK Channel 13, before finishing his career at KHOU Channel 11. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with former colleagues about Allen […]

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Journalist Roundtable: Analyzing Media Coverage of Recent News

Posted on · It’s been a busy stretch for those who cover the news. You may feel some media outlets have done well, and others not so much, while reporting on everything from the terrorist attacks in Paris to recent unrest on college campuses to this month’s election here in Houston. From time to time on the program […]

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Journalist Roundtable and Light Pollution: Wednesday’s Show (November 18, 2015)

Posted on · It’s been a busy stretch for those who cover the news. You may feel some media outlets have done well, and others not so much, while reporting on everything from the terrorist attacks in Paris to recent unrest on college campuses to this month’s election here in Houston. From time to time on the program […]

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The State of Radio in Houston

Posted on · Amid technological advances, format changes, and frequencies bought and sold, the radio industry is constantly in flux. The rise of streaming, HD Radio, podcasts, and satellite radio all available on demand have provided listeners more choices than ever. What does it all mean for radio in Greater Houston today and in the future? We ask […]

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The State of Houston Radio: Friday’s Show (September 4, 2015)

Posted on · Amid technological advances, format changes, and frequencies bought and sold, the radio industry is constantly in flux. The rise of streaming, HD Radio, podcasts, and satellite radio all available on demand have provided listeners more choices than ever. What does it all mean for radio in Greater Houston today and in the future? On this […]

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Grading the Response to Houston’s Flood

Posted on · It’s been a week since a dramatic and major storm over Houston dumped nearly a foot of rain in a matter of hours, leading to widespread flooding, several deaths, damage in the millions and at least temporary disruption in one form or another for most of Greater Houston. Now that we have a little bit […]

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Flood Response, Urbanization and Summer Reading: Tuesday’s Show (June 2, 2015)

Posted on · It’s been a week since a dramatic and major storm over Houston dumped nearly a foot of rain in a matter of hours, leading to widespread flooding, several deaths, damage in the millions and at least temporary disruption in one form or another for most of Greater Houston. Now that we have a little bit […]

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Is Houston Better Off Flying Under the Rest of the Nation’s Radar?

Posted on · Houston’s received a lot of positive press in recent years for things like being the most diverse city in the nation, for our abundant and growing food and arts scenes, for our economic success, for being the city today that the rest of America may look like in the future, and much more. We still might not […]

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Houston Under the Radar: Friday’s show (March 27, 2015)

Posted on · Houston’s received a lot of positive press in recent years, for being the most diverse city in the nation, for our abundant and growing food and arts scenes, for our economic success, for being the city today that the rest of America may look like in the future. We still may not be used to […]

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How’s the Media Doing Covering the Year’s Biggest Stories?

Posted on · From the response to cases of Ebola here in Texas and now in New York City, to the shooting and aftermath in Ferguson, Missouri, to the battle over Houston’s equal rights ordinance, and concerns about undocumented children crossing the border, the news media has had a lot of important stories to examine in recent months. […]

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Journalism Roundtable, Venture Capitalists, and the Face of Texas: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Oct.28, 2014

Posted on · From the response to cases of Ebola here in Texas and now in New York City, to the shooting and aftermath in Ferguson, Missouri, to the battle over Houston’s equal rights ordinance, and concerns about undocumented children crossing the border, the news media has had a lot of important stories to examine in recent months. […]

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What Are the Unique Challenges of Being a Parent in Houston?

Posted on · Here’s the understatement of the year – parenting has its challenges. And parenting in Houston can bring its own wrinkles – figurative and literal ones. Moms and dads in Houston probably spend more time in the car, driving kids to and from activities. In the worst of our summer heat, there are probably some limits […]