Houston Matters

Full Show: Santa Fe Shooting Update, And Houston’s Role In A Global Economy (May 21, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We bring you the latest updates on the Santa Fe High School mass shooting. We examine how recent global events might affect Houston's economy. NPR’s Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow takes a closer look at some upcoming local races. Houston native Kat Edmonson talks about her music. And Jeff Balke updates us on local sports.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Job Forecast For 2018, And Healing After Harvey (Dec. 8, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn the forecast for jobs in Houston for 2018. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro discusses her visit to Houston. We discuss how Harvey victims are healing during the holidays. Our panel of non-experts parses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week's news. And we remember an infamous moment in Houston sports history that happened 40 years ago this weekend.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Lost Restaurants, And Houston Ballet Gets A New Floor (Oct. 24, 2017)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We discuss the economic impact of the World Series coming to Houston. We recall the important local restaurants of yore that have since disappeared. And we learn about the Houston Ballet getting a new floor, which will enable performances to continue after Harvey.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Astros-Yankees Preview, And Employment After Harvey (Oct. 13, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday's edition of Houston Matters: We get a preview of the series between the Astros and Yankees. We examine the affect Harvey had on the Houston job market. And Roger D. Hodge talks about his book, Texas Blood.

Houston Matters

Where Does Houston Stand in the Global Economy?

Posted on · (Above: Countries shaded in blue are among Houston’s top 20 trading partners. Image Courtesy: Greater Houston Partnership) We often hear that Houston is a global city – but what does that mean? The term might be used to describe our area’s much-touted cultural diversity. But it could also be used to describe the region’s role […]

Full Show

Houston’s Place in the Global Economy, and Nursing Shortage Update: Monday’s Show (May 22, 2017)

Posted on · We often hear that Houston is a global city – but what does that mean? The term might be used to describe our area’s much-touted cultural diversity. But it could also be used to describe the region’s role as an international economic engine. To see just where Houston stacked up on the latter front, researchers from […]

Houston Matters

What Will Houston’s 2017 Economic and Jobs Forecast Look Like?

Posted on · What kind of year has it been for the Greater Houston? And what will 2017 hold? At a Houston Region Economic Outlook event on Friday, (Dec. 9, 2016), the Greater Houston Partnership will unveil its job forecast for 2017. We take a sneak peak at that – and look back at the 2016 economic highlights for Houston […]

Full Show

Houston’s Economic Forecast, and The Beatles and the Astrodome: Thursday’s Show (December 8, 2016)

Posted on · What kind of year has it been for the Greater Houston? And what will 2017 hold? At a Houston Region Economic Outlook event on Friday, (Dec. 9, 2016), the Greater Houston Partnership will unveil its job forecast for 2017. On this edition of Houston Matters, we take a sneak peak at that – and look back at […]

Full Show

Economic Opportunity and Student Debate Advice: Wednesday’s Show (September 21, 2016)

Posted on · All this week, NPR and public radio stations nationwide are taking part in this week’s A Nation Engaged project which asks, “What can we do to create economic opportunity for more Americans?” On this edition of Houston Matters, we turn the question towards economic opportunity here in Greater Houston. First, Michael Hagerty talks with Bill Gilmer, Director of […]

Houston Matters

The State of Houston’s Economy in 2016

Posted on · Today we launch our 2nd annual “State of Houston” series – exploring the state of Greater Houston’s economy, transportation, health, education, environment, politics and culture. We begin today with a look at what’s happening economically. We welcome your questions and comments for Patrick Jankowski, the Greater Houston Partnership’s Senior Vice President of Research, and News 88.7’s Ed […]