Houston Matters

New curriculum at HISD (July 28, 2023)

Posted on · On Friday's show: HISD is preparing for a lot of changes under its new state-appointed superintendent, including using a new curriculum built on what’s being billed as the "science of reading." We learn what that means.

Engines Podcast

Engines of Our Ingenuity (Extended Episode) – Music For a While

Posted on · This special, one-hour Engines episode explores the effect of music in our lives. In it, let us explore the place of music in our lives. Let us see how it creates calm in our hurried existence – how it opens windows into understanding. Let us trace its action in our lives, both in the way […]

Houston Matters

Voting rights in Texas (June 9, 2023)

Posted on · On Friday's show: The Supreme Court issued a surprise decision striking down Alabama’s Congressional maps for minimizing Black voters’ influence to one district. Could there be implications for Texas?