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Houston’s highest-performing schools (Feb. 14, 2023)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Children at Risk has revealed the top-performing Texas public schools, and some of them are right here in the Houston area. And listeners share their favorite love songs for Valentine’s Day.

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Technology to speed up 911 response time, and UH coach Kelvin Sampson (April 5, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Missouri City uses new technology to improve 911 response times, City Council Member Mike Knox answers questions about issues facing the city, UH men's basketball coach Kelvin Sampson talks about the Cougars' last two NCAA tournament runs, and we talk with Sean Carey of the band Bon Iver.

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UH in the Elite Eight, and closing the state’s oyster harvest (March 25, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Another grand jury declines to indict Deshaun Watson, the UH Cougars' run in the NCAA tournament, a unanimous decision in a Supreme Court case stemming from Houston, and why Texas has closed nearly all of the state’s public oyster reefs for harvesting.

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The Pros And Cons Of Working Remotely — Permanently (March 29, 2021)

Posted on · On Monday's show: Vaccine availability expands across the state, the pros and cons of working remotely for good, what differentiates Texas Mexican, Tex-Mex, and Mex-Mex food, and an update on sports.

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Coogs To Face Kentucky Friday In First Sweet 16 Appearance Since The ’80s

Posted on · The University of Houston Cougars beat Ohio State to move on to the third round of the NCAA tournament. Jeff Balke updates Houston Matters on that and other local sports stories.

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Full Show: ITC Cleanup Continues, And City Controller Weighs In On Layoffs (March 25, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: The cleanup continues at ITC. The city controller weighs in on the potential for layoffs. A report says the housing crisis puts Houstonians at risk for future flooding. A local veterinarian answers your pet care questions. And we learn about the Cougars' trip to the Sweet 16.