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Full Show: Bush Library’s Role In Honoring The Late President, And More Organ Transplant Problems At Baylor St. Luke’s (Dec. 4, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: As a week of mourning continues for former Pres. George H.W. Bush, we learn about the role his presidential library in College Station is playing in memorializing him. We learn about complications for lung and liver transplant patients at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. We find out how Texas is using settlement money from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. And James Prince talks about founding Houston-based Rap-A-Lot Records.

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Deepwater Horizon Spill Creates Ripple Effect on Gulf’s Bluefin Tuna

Posted on · The new movie Deepwater Horizon serves as a grim reminder of what happened on April 20, 2010 in the Gulf Of Mexico. That’s when eleven crewmen were killed on the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig, about 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana. That deadly incident was just the start of what became an all-out environmental catastrophe, as […]

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When Will the Little Guys Get Their Share of the BP Settlement?

Posted on · It’s been six years since the Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent spill, which devastated several state coastlines along the Gulf of Mexico. Last month, a federal judge approved a more than $20 billion settlement between BP and plaintiffs, including the federal government, Texas, four other Gulf Coast states and hundreds of local municipalities. That settlement includes […]

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The Environmental Effects of Deepwater Horizon Six Years Later

Posted on · It’s been six years since the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Eleven crewmen were killed on the offshore oil rig, about 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana. That deadly incident was just the start of what became an all-out environmental catastrophe, as millions of barrels of crude oil spilled onto beaches and wetlands from here in Texas […]

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The Environmental Impact of Deepwater Horizon: Friday’s Show (April 29, 2016)

Posted on · It’s been six years since the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Eleven crewmen were killed on the offshore oil rig, about 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana. That deadly incident was just the start of what became an all-out environmental catastrophe, as millions of barrels of crude oil spilled onto beaches and wetlands from here in Texas […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Halliburton-Baker Hughes Merger, and Equal Pay for Women’s Soccer: 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. This week, we discuss the U.S. […]

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Making Houston More Bike Friendly: Tuesday’s Show (July 7, 2015)

Posted on · A couple weeks back, cyclists staged a “die-in” outside Houston’s City Hall, to send a message to the City Council that cyclists need safer roads and that motorists need to be held accountable for bike-related accidents, especially in light of four bicycle-related fatalities that occurred over a recent three-week period. The demonstration outside City Hall […]

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NTSB Issues Initial Finding on March 2014 Ship Channel Collision

Posted on · The National Transportation Safety Board this week issued its initial report on a March 2014 collision in the Houston Ship Channel between the bulk carrier Summer Wind and the Miss Susan tow in lower Galveston Bay, which led to an oil spill and temporary closure of the channel. While the accident occurred on a foggy day, the […]

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NTSB Ruling, Jade Helm and Sobriety Theater: Thursday’s Show (June 11, 2015)

Posted on · The National Transportation Safety Board this week issued its initial report on a March 2014 collision in the Houston Ship Channel between the bulk carrier Summer Wind and the Miss Susan tow in lower Galveston Bay, which led to an oil spill and temporary closure of the channel. While the accident occurred on a foggy day, the […]

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Could Some Good Come from the Deepwater Horizon Accident, Environmentally?

Posted on · This week, News 88.7 Energy and Environment reporter Dave Fehling is examining the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on its fifth anniversary. The first installment looked at whether drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is any safer today than it was when the accident happened in 2010. In the second and final installment, he looks at the legacy […]

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The Great Invisible: Documentary Tells the Stories of Those Affected By Deepwater Horizon Accident

Posted on · With the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon accident, a new documentary shows the effect of the disaster on those who survived it, the families of those who didn’t and the people who live along the Gulf Coast. The Great Invisible airs on Houston Public Media, TV 8, Tuesday, April 21, at 10 p.m. Michael Hagerty […]

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Deepwater Horizon: Lessons Learned Five Years Later

Posted on · Five years ago Monday, an oil well exploded deep in the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven crewmen were killed on the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig, about 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana. That deadly incident was just the start of what became an all-out environmental catastrophe, as millions of barrels of crude oil spilled […]