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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Charter School Waiting Lists and Remembering John Bradshaw: Friday’s Show (May 13, 2016)

Posted on · Families Empowered, a Houston-based nonprofit dedicated to helping families choose the right schools for their children, says many area charter schools are bogged down with long waiting lists. The group says more than 32,000 students in Houston were placed on a waiting list for a seat at one of three high-performing public charter schools for […]

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The State of Houston’s Arts and Culture: Friday’s show (April 15, 2016)

Posted on · On today's program, we conclude our 2nd annual "State of Houston" series – exploring the state of Greater Houston's economy, transportation, health, education, environment, politics and culture. Today, we look at what's happening here in arts and culture, with News 88.7’s arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop.

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Voter ID Law and Fountain View Apartments Dispute: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From the Texas Voter ID law heading back to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, to the opposition to a proposed mixed-income apartment complex near The Galleria, to a new report that says Houstonians wasted even more time in traffic in 2015: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. […]

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Recycling and Houston As a Spring Break Destination: Friday’s Show (March 18, 2016)

Posted on · Last Friday (March 11, 2016), Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced a new proposed contract with Waste Management, which — if approved by the City Council next week — would allow the city to continue to offer recycling services without disruption for the next two years. Mayor Turner had balked at Waste Management's initial contract offer […]

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SCOTUS to Hear Immigration Case & Annise Parker Goes to Harvard: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From the U.S. Supreme Court agreeing to weigh in on the Lone Star State's challenge to Pres. Obama's deferred action immigration programs, to former Mayor Annise Parker becoming a resident fellow at Harvard, to the University of Houston possibly shut out of hosting a GOP Presidential debate: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The […]

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Happy Houston and Finding Lost Pets: Friday’s Show (January 22, 2016)

Posted on · It's been mighty serious around here lately. On recent programs, we’ve discussed political power in Texas, campus carry, medical power of attorney – all important issues, to be sure. But let's face it, sometimes, the news can be downright depressing. When faced with a cavalcade of such seriousness, we devote a portion of a show […]

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Refusing Syrian Refugees and John Buice Released: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From governors not wanting to accept Syrian refugees, to the release of John Buice on parole, to a woman wearing a pasta strainer on her head in her driver’s license photo: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. Our panel of non-experts this week includes: Houston Chronicle columnist Kyrie […]

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Bad Texan Confessions: Friday’s Show (November 20, 2015)

Posted on · Do you have a secret that you feel makes you a bad Texan? Maybe you don’t like barbecue, or don’t really care for high school football. Well, it’s time to get it off your chest, as we encourage you to share your “bad Texan” confessions on this edition of Houston Matters. What's a uniquely Texan […]