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Primary Election Preview, HISD Closure Update, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, February 17, 2014

Posted on · Early voting begins this week for a March primary election which will determine the major party candidates for a number of statewide offices. While it’s clear who both Republicans and Democrats will put forward for Governor, the Lieutenant Governor’s race appears up for grabs. On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll learn about that and […]

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Sports Monday: Olympics, Rockets & Coming Out in the NFL

Posted on · CultureMap Houston sports columnist MK Bower joins us, as he does most Mondays, to discuss the week in sports. We’ll check in on the Rockets, the Winter Olympics so far and the Astros designating Brett Wallace for assignment. Plus: Michael Sam, an NFL draft prospect, announced he’s gay. We’ll talk about what it could mean for […]

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Drug and Alcohol Addiction & H-town Figure Skaters: Houston Matters for Monday, February 10, 2014

Posted on · The recent death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has once again raised the specter of addiction. It’s a topic often discussed, but not always well understood. More and more, medical professionals are recognizing addiction as a medical condition. They explain how drugs and alcohol can affect the chemistry in our brains, and how some of […]

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Sports Monday: Rockets Hit a Bump Before Facing Texas Rivals

Posted on · The Houston Rockets dropped both games in a home-and-home series against the Memphis Grizzlies over the weekend. It was a letdown after the Rockets had seemed to finally get on a roll. They had won six of their last seven entering the weekend. Now, they have to regroup, and prepare for back-to-back games against their […]

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LGBT in Houston, Children’s Health, and Houston Sports: Houston Matters for Monday, January 27, 2014

Posted on · Later this week, Houston will host the Creating Change 2014 Conference. It’s the largest national gathering of activists, organizers and leaders in the LGBT movement. In advance of the conference, on this edition of Houston Matters, we will explore developments in city and statewide policies impacting the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community, including non-discrimination, same sex marriage, and […]

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Civil Rights in Houston, Then and Now: Houston Matters for Monday, January 20, 2014

Posted on · In recognition of Martin Luther King Day, Houston Matters will devote much of today’s program to civil rights. We’ll listen back to conversations from this past summer about the civil rights era in Houston. We’ll hear from Reverend William Lawson, Pastor Emeritus of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, and Dr. James Douglas, Executive Vice President and […]

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Sports Monday: Rockets Update & Texans Rumored Assistants

Posted on · The Houston Rockets are in Boston to take on the Celtics, during another three-games-in-four-nights stretch. Last week, in a similar stretch, they took two of three. Meanwhile, rumors swirl around some big names possibly joining the Houston Texans coaching staff. We’ll check in with CultureMap Houston sports columnist MK Bower about who’s committed, who’s rumored, […]

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The Long Term Unemployed & Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Mon. Jan. 13, 2014

Posted on · As politicians in Washington continue to haggle over the restoration of long-term unemployment benefits, more than a million Americans have stopped receiving checks. On the one hand, the long-term unemployed are likely to be those most at financial risk, and so most in need of help. They also could impact the economy for the rest […]

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Houston’s Cold Snap, Teacher Supply & Demand, Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, January 6, 2014

Posted on · You may have heard – it’s cold out there in Houston today. We’re not expected to rise above forty degrees, and we can expect another bitterly cold night. On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll welcome your questions about Houston’s coldest days, and all other things meteorological in nature for Frank Billingsley, KPRC’s Chief Meteorologist. […]

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Future Transportation & Jobs in Houston, The Lascaux Cave & Houston Sports: Houston Matters for Mon., Dec. 23, 2013

Posted on · Earlier this month, Houston transportation officials came together to talk about the challenges the city faces in 2014 and the years ahead. Those challenges include a potential projected population growth of more than 60 percent in Texas over the next 25 years. Officials say this forecast calls for more attention to the infrastructure of Houston’s […]

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Sports Monday: Texans Recap & Rockets in National TV Spotlight

Posted on · In our weekly sports roundup: We’ll recap the Texans latest loss at Indianapolis and preview their final regular season home game against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos this Sunday. And the Rockets are in the national spotlight this week, with games broadcast on ESPN against the Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers. They’re two of […]

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Drones, Running, and the Weekend in Sports: Houston Matters for Monday, Dec. 16, 2013

Posted on · Maybe we should blame sci-fi movies. Or Isaac Asimov. Or our own government’s military use of unmanned aerial vehicles for bombing raids. For whatever reason, the word “drone” brings with it an almost militaristic, secretive connotation. Yet so-called “drones” can be useful tools, in various ways: farmers use drones to deal with feral hogs…Amazon.com’s CEO is talking […]