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Planned Parenthood Cut from Medicaid, and The Good, Bad and Ugly of 2016: Wednesday’s Show (December 21, 2016)

Posted on · The Texas Health and Human Services Commission delivered a final legal notice to defund Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid program. In a provision under the state and federal law pertaining to Medicaid providers, the Office of the Inspector General wrote that the group is “not qualified to provide medical services in a professionally competent, safe, […]

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Uber Agreement and High School Concussions: The Good, Bad and Ugly of the 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 to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, our panel weighs in on […]

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African American-Owned Banks, and The Good, Bad and the Ugly: Friday’s Show (November 18, 2016)

Posted on · Black-owned banks have been in the news this year. It started when a rapper who goes by the name “Killer Mike” called on people to open accounts at a bank in Atlanta after police shootings of African-American men. There is only one black-owned bank in Texas, and it’s Unity National Bank in Houston’s Third Ward. CEO […]

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Possible Pension Fix and Voting Issues: The Good, Bad and Ugly of the 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 to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, our panel weighs in on […]

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METRO Redesign Update: Friday’s Show (October 28, 2016)

Posted on · It’s been about 14 months since METRO redesigned its bus routes in Houston. When the redesign was launched, METRO touted it as a means to provide “simpler, faster, more frequent service.” A little over a year in, did it work? Has ridership increased? What still needs to be improved? On this edition of Houston Matters, we […]

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Plans for the Pits and a Gaslamp Lawsuit: The Good, Bad & Ugly of This Week’s 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 to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, our panel weighs in on the […]

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Your Questions for Mayor Sylvester Turner: Friday’s Show (September 30, 2016)

Posted on · Earlier this month (Sept. 14, 2016), Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced a preliminary plan to reform the city’s pension system and address an unfunded liability in the billions, paying it off over thirty years. The plan will, among other measures, lower the assumed rate of return on pension investments to seven percent, which Turner says […]

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Guns in the Courthouse, Dancing With the Stars, and Sheet Cake: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of the 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 to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, our panel weighs in on […]

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Dredging Lake Houston & Cloned Steaks: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of the News

Posted on · Friday’s coverage of an attack on Dallas police following a rally related to recent police shootings of African-Americans pre-empted our normal edition of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Instead, we tasked our panel with sharing their reaction to the week’s volatile events. Now, we bring you the conversation our panel was originally going […]

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Should White Officers Patrol Black Neighborhoods: Monday’s Show (July 11, 2016)

Posted on · Last week, following fatal police shootings of black men captured on video in Louisiana and Minnesota, Robert Muhammad, a Nation of Islam representative and student minister, suggested a number of ways to improve the relationship between law enforcement and the black community, including more face-to-face contact, more community involvement and more de-escalation and tension-reduction training for […]

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Reaction to Police Shootings and the Attack on Dallas Police

Posted on · Normally each Friday we ask a panel of “non-experts” to discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of the week’s news. However, today we ask Natalie Arceneaux, Joe Holley and Marcus Davis simply to react to the fatal police shootings in Minnesota and Baton Rouge this week, along with the attack on law enforcement […]

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Attack on Dallas Police and Police Shootings: Friday’s Show (July 8, 2016)

Posted on · At least five Dallas police officers are dead and seven others injured, along with two civilians, after an attack on law enforcement Thursday night (July 7, 2016) at a downtown protest over fatal police shootings of black men this week in Louisiana and Minnesota. NPR reports police say at least four people were involved in the […]

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Radiation Detection, Twitter Trolling, and 9 DWIs: 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 to a rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. Today, the Breakfast Klub’s Marcus Davis, […]

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TTIP, Reporter Roundtable, and Bob Ford: Friday’s Show (June 10, 2016)

Posted on · The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership aims to streamline trade between the United States and the European Union. With so much international trade going through the Port of Houston, how will this deal affect the Greater Houston region? On this edition of Houston Matters, we ask the pro-business Greater Houston Partnership’s Horacio Licon. He’s the partnership’s […]

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Renaming Schools and Transgender Bathroom Guidelines: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From the HISD board voting on new names for seven schools (many of which replace names of figures with ties to the Confederacy); to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick wanting a superintendent to resign after he helped sanction restroom guidelines for transgender students: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. Our panel of non-experts this week includes: […]