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Live from the Greater Houston Partnership! Monday’s Show (May 15, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: Panelists discuss diversity in the workforce (L-R): Bruce Ruzinsky, partner and chair of the diversity committee at the Jackson Walker law firm; Ivette Mayo, president of Yo Soy I Am, LLC; and Dennis Kennedy, founder of the National Diversity Council. Photo: Derek Stokely | Houston Public Media) Houston Matters is broadcasting live today from […]

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Sports Monday: Rockets Even the Series with the Spurs

Posted on · The Rockets returned home this weekend and split Games 3 and 4 of their NBA Playoff series with the Spurs. The two teams head into Game 5 Tuesday night tied 2-2 in the series. Plus, the Astros took three out of four games against the Rangers last week before spending the weekend in Anaheim, where […]

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The State of Houston Transportation, and the Houston Area Survey: Monday’s Show (May 1, 2017)

Posted on · Today, Houston Matters kicks off its 3rd annual State of Houston series with a look at the state of Houston transportation with the help of News 88.7 transportation reporter Gail Delaughter. Also this hour…

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Sports Monday: Rockets Take 3-1 Lead and Astros Sit on Top

Posted on · The Houston Rockets took a 3-1 series lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder Sunday by winning Game 4 of their playoff series 113-109. The Rockets now return home looking to clinch the series in Game 5 Tuesday night (April 25, 2017). Also, the Houston Astros continued their hot start to the season, winning two out of […]

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Texas Voter ID Confusion, and Interpreting Statistics: Monday’s Show (April 17, 2017)

Posted on · Confusion over the Texas voter ID law kept some people from voting in the 2016 election, according to a new study. Last week (April 10, 2017), the University of Houston’s Hobby School of Public Affairs released a study that found what many political watchers have suspected: confusion over the law kept some people from voting […]

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Rockets Fall Apart in Second Half, Down 3-1 to Golden State

Posted on · The Rockets kept pace with the Warriors for two quarters before getting blown out in Game Four of their playoff series against Golden State. We find out what went wrong, check in on the Astros and see who the Texans might target in this week’s NFL Draft with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press […]

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Astros Return for Home Opener With Higher Expectations

Posted on · Every Monday, we talk with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine, about developments in Houston sports. Today, we discuss the Astros’ opening week, the Rockets’ dim playoff hopes, J.J. Watt’s admission that he won’t play “terribly longer” for the Texans, plus a recap of Saturday’s Dynamo draw, and the start of […]

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Sports Monday: Rockets-Mavs Series Shifts Back to Houston, & the Astros are in First

Posted on · The Dallas Mavericks staved off elimination in their first round series against the Houston Rockets Sunday night (4/26/15). The Mavs’ 121-109 victory means the series shifts back to the Toyota Center for Game 5 Tuesday night (4/28/15), with the Rockets still holding a commanding 3-1 lead in the series. And yet – even amid the excitement of […]

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Sports Monday: Rockets Up 1-0 on the Mavericks

Posted on · The Houston Rockets won their first playoff game, beating the Dallas Mavericks Saturday night 118-108, to take a 1-0 lead in the teams’ best-of-seven series. And the Houston Astros took two out of three from the Angels. We check in on those stories — and all the week’s Houston sports news — with MK Bower.

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Sports Monday: A Texan Dominates the Masters and Rockets Try to Finish Strong

Posted on · The Houston Rockets have two games left before the NBA playoffs, the Astros are out of the gate with a 3-3 record, the Dynamo had their highest offensive output of the season in a big win Saturday, and a Texan dominated the Masters. We discuss the latest developments in Houston sports with CultureMap Houston’s MK […]

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Sports Monday: Rockets on the Brink of Elimination

Posted on · The Houston Rockets are on the brink of elimination in just the first round of the NBA playoffs. Sunday night, the Rockets fell in overtime 123-120 to the Portland Trailblazers. The Blazers now own a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. This is not what the Rockets had in mind when they brought in Dwight Howard to join […]