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Hospitals Suing Patients & Book Famine: Monday’s Show (February 16, 2015)

Posted on · Last month, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley told NPR and ProPublica he was “astounded” by the collection practices of some non-profit hospitals, who are seizing wages of low-income patients. NPR and ProPublica have found hundreds of such instances, which Grassley, the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, says could be illegal. They would be, for sure, here in […]

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Sports Monday: Will the Rockets Make a Trade with Howard Out Indefinitely?

Posted on · After victories over the Bulls and the Bucks, the Houston Rockets fell to the Portland Trail Blazers Sunday 109-98. This, despite an offensive explosion from  James Harden, who poured in 45 points, tying a season high. To discuss last night’s game, whether the Rockets might make a trade while Dwight Howard is out indefinitely with […]

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Mayoral Race Preview, Truancy, and MUD Districts: Monday’s show (February 9, 2015)

Posted on · While D.C. watchers salivate over the developing 2016 Presidential campaign, Houstonians engaged in city politics are keeping an eye out for signals as to who might make a run in November to replace outgoing Houston Mayor Annise Parker next year. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss the likely candidates, and what they may bring […]

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Texas Legislature and Mental Health for Prisoners: Monday’s show (February 2, 2015)

Posted on · The 84th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature enters its fourth week today. Over the last week, Houston Public Media News 88.7 reporters have been examining some of the key issues lawmakers may consider this session. On this edition of Houston Matters, we present reports from a few of them, examining proposed bills involving education, health […]

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Sports Monday: Astros’ Moves and Harden for MVP?

Posted on · The Houston Astros made a flurry of moves in recent days, reshaping their major league roster, but failed to land a free agent pitcher who seemed poised to sign, but backed out for reasons still unclear. The Houston Rockets won three of four last week, despite an injury to Dwight Howard, as James Harden continued […]

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Real Estate, Immigration, Pet Care, and Deflategate: Houston Matters for Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Posted on · As discussed previously on this program, the Urban Land Institute and Price Waterhouse Cooper’s “Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2015” report suggests Houston is the country’s number one “market to watch” this year. So, Houston Matters will do just that, periodically, throughout 2015. It’s been a seller’s market in real estate here in Houston for some time […]

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Sports Monday: Controversial Call Ends Cowboys’ Playoff Run

Posted on · The Dallas Cowboys fell 26-21 yesterday in Green Bay in their divisional-round playoff game against the Packers. For the second week in a row, a controversial call by the referees late in the game has many fans in an uproar – but this time with Dallas on the short end of the stick. We break down […]

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Legislature Preview, Evolution of a Criminal, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Posted on · On the second Tuesday of odd numbered years, the Texas Legislature begins its biennial session. For a maximum of 140 days, lawmakers will decide the fate of Houstonians and Texans alike. But what does that mean for you and what are some of the bills that will be up for discussion?  This year marks a […]

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Sports Monday: Rockets Freeze the Heat and a Controversial Non-Call Helps the Cowboys

Posted on · The Houston Rockets thumped the Miami Heat Saturday 115-to-79, continuing a recent win-one, lose-one trend for the Rockets, who hit the road this week for challenging games against the Bulls, and Cavs, followed by what should be a gimme against the Knicks. And it was a busy weekend in the NFL playoffs, which included a controversial […]

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Storm Surge Suppression, Colic, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

Posted on · Hurricane season may be over, but preparing for the next big tropical storm is a year-long process. Among the groups engaged in that effort is the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District. The GCCPRD develops plans to help Galveston, Harris, and other area counties to alleviate damage from storms like 2008’s Hurricane Ike. The […]

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Sports Monday: Texans’ Win Keep Slim Playoff Hopes Alive

Posted on · The Houston Texans thumped the Baltimore Ravens 25-13 Sunday. Perhaps more improbable than the victory is its repercussions on the playoff picture. While the Texans loss to the Colts a week ago ended any hopes of a division title, there’s a Wild Card spot up for grabs, and a way, albeit unlikely, that the Texans […]

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Sports Monday: Texans Still Can’t Solve the Colts in Indy

Posted on · The Houston Texans continued to struggle against the Indianapolis Colts with a 17-10 loss Sunday on the road. The Texans have never won in Indy, and they’ve lost five straight overall to the Colts. Plus quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick’s season is over with a broken leg and Tom Savage hurt his knee. CultureMap Houston’s MK Bower […]

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More Houstonian Pet Peeves, Pet Care, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Posted on · Every few months, we give you the opportunity to vent. It could be something about Houston, like the traffic or the weather. It could be something about your life. It could be something you just wished was a little bit different. It’s your pet peeve, that one thing that sticks in your craw, that you […]