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Political Roundup: Trump’s 100-Day Milestone, and Regulating Ride-Sharing

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories — with an eye toward how they might affect Houston and Texas. This week, we discuss Congress coming back this week from its spring recess, the 100-day milestone of Donald Trump’s presidency, growing tensions with North Korea, and proposed […]

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Political Roundup, and Financial Advice: Wednesday’s Show (April 26, 2017)

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories — with an eye toward how they might affect Houston and Texas. This week, we discuss Congress coming back this week from its spring recess, the 100-day milestone of Donald Trump’s presidency, growing tensions with North Korea, and proposed […]

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Political Roundup: Pence’s Warning to the North Korea, and Tillerson’s Visit to Russia

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. On this week’s edition, we discuss everything from V.P. Mike Pence warning the North Korean leader that the “era of strategic patience is over,” to Sec. of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Russia and discuss how these developments might affect Houston […]

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Syrian Perspectives from Houston, and W.G. Jones State Forest: Tuesday’s Show (April 11, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: Syrian residents of Khan Shaykhun hold signs and pictures on Friday during a protest condemning a suspected chemical weapons attack on their town earlier this week. Photo: Getty Images) Last week’s chemical attack in Syria and the U.S. military response remind us of the violence Syrian people have lived with for years. It seems […]

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The Pros and Cons of Limiting or Banning Red Light Cameras Statewide

Posted on · Once again this session, state lawmakers are considering the pros and cons of limiting or banning red light cameras statewide. The Senate Transportation Committee heard testimony on the idea on March 6, 2017.  Some municipalities have limited their use, or eliminated them for enforcement. Houston disconnected red light cameras years ago, but Sugar Land has […]

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Local Analysis of the Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing: Wednesday’s Show (March 22, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch on Capitol Hill for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)The confirmation hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch continues today in Washington. Houston Public Media is continuing live coverage from NPR on News 88.7 and online. During the brief lunch break on Capitol Hill, Houston […]

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Political Roundup: Trump Tax Returns and the GOP Healthcare Bill

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. We discuss everything from President Trump releasing some of his 2005 tax return information ahead of a report from MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the GOP’s bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, to the continuing saga […]

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Political Roundup, and Ben Folds: Wednesday’s Show (March 15, 2017)

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. We discuss everything from President Trump releasing some of his 2005 tax return information ahead of a report from MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the GOP’s bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, to the continuing saga […]

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The Who’s-Who of the Energy Industry in Houston for CERAWeek Conference

Posted on · (Above: Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner welcomes the crowd to the annual CERAWeek conference on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Photo: Travis Bubenik, Houston Public Media/@travisbubenik) It’s CERAWeek. The annual energy conference chaired by Cambridge Energy Research Associates co-founder Daniel Yergin features a sort of who’s-who for the energy industry meeting and discussing a variety of energy-related […]

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CERAWeek Conference and Wind Energy in Texas: Thursday’s Show (March 9, 2017)

Posted on · (Photo: Travis Bubenik, Houston Public Media) It’s CERAWeek. The annual energy conference chaired by Cambridge Energy Research Associates co-founder Daniel Yergin features a sort of who’s-who for the energy industry meeting and discussing a variety of energy-related topics. This year, those topics include Russia’s energy future and adapting to the “new energy era.” Attendees include […]

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From Parking in Rice Village to High-Speed Rail: Checking In on Transportation Projects Around Houston

Posted on · From time to time on Houston Matters, we like to check in with News 88.7 beat reporters on developments taking place surrounding the subjects they cover. Today, we talk with News 88.7 transportation reporter Gail Delaughter about a number of transportation issues, ideas, and projects — including bike trail expansion, the Rice Village parking plan, […]

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Developments in Houston Transportation, and Trains in Houston: Monday’s Show (March 6, 2017)

Posted on · From time to time on Houston Matters, we like to check in with News 88.7 beat reporters on developments taking place surrounding the subjects they cover. Today, we talk with News 88.7 transportation reporter Gail Delaughter about a number of transportation issues, ideas, and projects — including bike trail expansion, the Rice Village parking plan, […]

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Political Roundup, and the Best Places to Watch Sports in Houston: Wednesday’s Show (March 1, 2017)

Posted on · For the first time, President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night (Feb. 28, 2017). Plus the Texas Legislature continued into its eighth week. On this edition of Houston Matters, we convene our weekly political roundup to discuss the those and other political stories happening at the national, state and local level. […]

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Political Roundup: We Examine President Trump’s Lengthy Press Conference, and the Latest From the Texas Legislature

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political round up and analysis of national, state and local political stories. From President Donald Trump’s lengthy press conference last week (Feb. 16, 2017), to Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to Europe, to the latest from the Texas Legislature, on this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss it all […]

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Two Diverse Counties, Two Very Different Election Outcomes

Posted on · News 88.7 recently examined two diverse neighborhoods to understand why one went red and the other blue in the 2016 election. The investigative reporting launches Houston Public Media’s DiverseCity initiative, a year-long look at what Houston’s diversity really means for the city. We talk with News 88.7 reporters Laura Isensee and Andrew Schneider about their reporting from […]