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Reflecting on JFK’s moon speech in Houston, 60 years later (Sept. 12, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We visit an event bringing Houston startups together with venture capitalists. Then, on its 60th anniversary, we reflect on John F. Kennedy's historic speech declaring the nation's intention to land on the moon. And a local veterinarian answers your questions.

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State and federal environmental agencies in conflict over renewal permits for ITC (July 20, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The company responsible for a major chemical fire in 2019 is seeking an operating permit for a Pasadena facility. We learn why the state and the federal government have different opinions on the matter.

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Monday’s Show: North Houston Cancer Cluster, And Seasonal Affective Disorder (Dec. 9, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: A report finds greater-than-expected numbers of Houston adults developed certain types of cancer in the north Houston neighborhoods of Fifth Ward and Kashmere Gardens. We learn more.

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Full Show: More Extreme Heat In Texas’ Future, And The Legacy Of Apollo 11 (July 16, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Scientists predict more extreme heat in Texas' future, the legacy of Apollo 11, outgoing higher ed commissioner Raymund Paredes, and synth-pop pioneer Howard Jones.

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Full Show: Preventing HIV/AIDS, And How Air Conditioning Shaped Houston (July 15, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Efforts to prevent new cases of HIV/AIDS, how air conditioning shaped the city, two astronauts from different eras have a conversation, and the latest on Houston sports.

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Full Show: Affordable Care Act Case In Texas, And Rerouting I-45 (July 8, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn what a Texas court case could mean for the Affordable Care Act, we discuss plans to re-rout I-45 through downtown, we meet the first woman to serve in NASA’s Mission Control, and Jeff Balke updates us on sports.

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What’s Houston’s Next ‘Moon Shot’?

Posted on · On this date 47 years ago, Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon. It was one of Space City's greatest moments — and one of humankind's, as well. But it really began, in earnest, seven years earlier when President John F. Kennedy, in a speech at Rice University, challenged America “to go to […]