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A Conversation with Rep. Kevin Brady: Thursday’s Show (January 19, 2017)

Posted on · Congressman Kevin Brady represents Texas’ 8th congressional district, which begins at The Woodlands and stretches north along Interstate 45 through portions of Montgomery and Walker Counties. The Republican has held the position since 1997. On this edition of Houston Matters, Rep. Brady, who serves as the chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, joins […]

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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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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of 2015

Posted on · A lot can happen in a year – some of it good, some of it bad, some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the news, we turn each week to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of 2015. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised […]

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of The Energy Corridor

Posted on · A lot can happen in the Energy Corridor. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments, wherever they may be, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of it all. Our panel of “non experts” […]

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Mental Health and JJ Watt and the SI Jinx: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From a Houston mayoral candidate forum on mental health issues; to another company (albeit a smaller one) in the energy industry conducting layoffs; to Houston Texans star JJ Watt on the cover of Sports Illustrated (and hoping to avoid the fabled SI jinx): our rotating panel of “non-experts” comes together to consider The Good, The Bad and […]

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HISD Proposals and William Fitzsimmons: Friday’s Show (June 12, 2015)

Posted on · In the past few weeks, the Houston Independent School District’s administration has announced some planned changes, including scaling back student testing next year. HISD Superintendent Terry Grier also initially proposed to end the district’s controversial performance bonus system, but he went back on that proposal earlier this week. Next week, the HISD board will review and vote […]

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New Sheriff, New Beer & New Flights: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From a new sheriff in town, to a new beer in town, and to soon-to-be new flights in town: we discuss The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of this week’s Houston news. This week’s panel of rotating “non-experts” includes: Aurora Losada, editor of La Voz de Houston; Joe Holley, “Native Texan” columnist for the Houston Chronicle; […]

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HERO Trial, Student Records and Houston at the Oscars: 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 our rotating panel of non-experts to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. Today: Aurora Losada of La Voz […]

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Immigration in Houston, Generational Divide, and Louis Gossett, Jr: Houston Matters for Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Posted on · After six years of stalled discussion and debate with Congressional Republicans over U.S. immigration policy, President Obama addressed the nation last night and shared his decision to defer the deportation of more than four million immigrants who entered the country illegally. The president characterizes the move as accountability, not amnesty. Congressional Republicans call it an […]

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Technology, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, and a Cemetery Tour: Houston Matters for Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Posted on · Happy Halloween!  On this edition of Houston Matters, Edel Howlin visits a Houston graveyard, we discuss the affordability of Halloween events in Houston, and we meet an actor from an area haunted house. We start, though, with the gadgets that haunt our world today. Technology is everywhere. So much so, in fact, that some really struggle […]

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The Night Shift & Richard Linklater: Houston Matters for July 18, 2014

Posted on · When most of us think about our lives and times here in Houston, we’re thinking about working or going to school during the day, then caring for, shuttling around, or – ideally –simply spending time with loved ones while we decompress in the evening. Then, we typically sleep through the night before we do it all again the next day. […]

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Supreme Court, The Good The Bad and The Ugly, and Paula Poundstone: Houston Matters for Friday, June 27, 2014

Posted on · The Supreme Court’s latest session has nearly drawn to a close. The High Court has issued opinions and decisions in the final weeks in several widely anticipated cases, involving ones involving cell phone privacy and buffer zones around abortion clinics. And by the end of the day Monday, the Court’s expected to issue its decision […]

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Brown v. Board Legacy, Astrodome Revisited, and Lyricist Tim Rice: Houston Matters for Friday, May 16, 2014

Posted on · Exactly 60 years ago tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling in the landmark civil rights case Brown vs. Board of Education. The High Court ruled the concept of “separate, but equal” public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional. The ruling led to desegregation nationwide. While the spirit of the Brown […]

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Houston Matters’ Anniversary, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, and an iFest Preview: Houston Matters for Friday, April 25, 2014

Posted on · One year ago Saturday, Houston Matters debuted on Houston Public Media News 88.7. On that first broadcast, we spoke with Houston Mayor Annise Parker, learned the results of 2013’s Kinder Houston Area Survey, and spoke with Houston Public Media reporters about the various aspects of the beats they cover which new arrivals to Houston should […]

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Houston’s Millennials and The Good the Bad and the Ugly: Houston Matters for Friday, April 4, 2014

Posted on · Houston is one of the younger cities in the nation by median age. We have a lot of “Millennials” here – the term typically refers to those born between the early 1980s and early 2000s. What’s drawn them here? What do they want from Houston? What do they contribute to it? What are the priorities, […]