Houston Matters

Another World Series for the Astros, and early voting begins (Oct. 24, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: The Astros are back in the World Series for the fourth time in six years. And early voting gets underway in Harris County.

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Attitudes about marijuana laws, and previewing the Astros first playoff series (Oct. 10, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We discuss changes attitudes about marijuana laws in the wake of Pres. Biden's recent pardons of those convicted for simple possession of the drug. Then, we discuss what can be done to improve safety for cyclists around town. And we preview the Astros' playoff series against the Seattle Mariners, which begins Tuesday.

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Full Show: Building Homes in the Flood Plain, and Understanding Your DNA Results (Oct. 8, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn why many new homes are still being built in flood plains. Then, an expert helps us understand the surprises in our ancestry DNA tests. Plus, Dr. Lori Teller answers your pet care questions. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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Will the Astros’ Success Continue Beyond 2015?

Posted on · The Houston Texans defeated the Jaguars 31-20 Sunday (Oct. 18, 2015) in Jacksonville, improving to 2-4 on the season. Still not good, but in a weak AFC South, with ten games still ahead, they’re in the playoff hunt. That faint sense of hope may have soothed Houston sports fans’ hearts after the Houston Astros’ season […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Presidental Debate Coming to UH and Abbott Jinxes the Astros: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good, some of it bad, some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week's news, we turn each Friday to our rotating panel of "non-experts" to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. This week attorney Tamara […]

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Sports Monday: Astros ALDS Update

Posted on · The Houston Astros face the Kansas City Royals today (Oct. 12, 2015) at Minute Maid Park in game four of their best-of-five American League Division Series. The Astros beat the Royals 4-2 in game three Sunday afternoon. The Astros lead the series 2-1. Also, the Texans had Sunday off after losing to the Indianapolis Colts […]

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Election Poll and the Creative Economy: Monday’s Show (October 12, 2015)

Posted on · In just a little more than three weeks, Houstonians will go to the polls to vote on a new mayor, the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, and term limits for city council members – among other matters. But in what direction are voters leaning on these issues? On this edition of Houston Matters, we examine voter […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Hempstead Landfill and STAAR Test Standards: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good, some of it bad, some of it downright ugly. We ask our non-expert panel (Houston Chronicle writer Lisa Falkenberg, MochaDad.com blogger Fred Goodall, and Vladimir Davidiuk, Chairman of the College Republicans and Junior Senator in the Student Government Association at the University of St […]

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Sports Monday: Astros are Headed to the Playoffs

Posted on · The Houston Astros are headed to the postseason for the first time since 2005. The ‘Stros closed out the regular season Sunday with a loss but finished with a record of 86-76, good enough to earn the second American League Wild Card, and a winner-take-all playoff game against New York at Yankee Stadium Tuesday night […]