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Full Show: Holiday Traditions, And The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of 2017 (Dec. 22, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We recall a historic basketball game between UH and UCLA. We invite listeners to tell us about their favorite holiday traditions. We discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of 2017. And we bring you a special Houston edition of the classic tale ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.

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An Astros Championship, And Building In A Flood Plain: The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of The Week’s News

Posted on · From the Astros winning it all, to building in a flood plain, to health care open enrollment beginning -- our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of this week’s news.

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Traffic After Harvey, And Fertitta Buys The Rockets: The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of The News

Posted on · From especially bad traffic after Harvey, to JJ Watt's fundraising for Harvey relief, to Tilman Fertitta buying the Rockets -- our panel of “non-experts” discusses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of this week's news.

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Houston’s Hidden Treasures, and The 1970s I-45 Houston to Galveston Murders: Thursday (April 27, 2017)

Posted on · Houston is a big city, home to a number of popular attractions. We have popular restaurants like Ninfa’s and House of Pies. We have NASA, the Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Galleria — all kinds of things that are old standbys that most people probably know about. But what about the more obscure stuff? What […]

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Happy Houston, and The Good, Bad, and Ugly of the News: Friday’s Show (March 10, 2017)

Posted on · (Image: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media) Every once in a while, after a period of serious, heavy — okay, let’s face it, even occasionally depressing news — we like to take some time out to give you the opportunity to focus on the good news in your life. It could be about your personal life, about […]

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Same-Sex Spousal Benefits, and no Additional Body Cameras: The Good, Bad and the Ugly of the 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, our panel weighs in on […]

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Airport Open Line, and The Good, Bad and the Ugly of the News: Friday’s Show (March 3, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: A terminal inside Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport. Photo Courtesy: IAH Website) The City of Houston recently received a $1 million federal grant to help build roadways and utilities needed to grow Houston’s aerospace sector. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more about the grant and get answers to your questions about Houston airports […]

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Some Parting Wisdom From News 88.7’s Paul Pendergraft

Posted on · For more than 30 years, Paul Pendergraft has been a mainstay in radio – the last 20 right here at Houston Public Media where he’s been a reporter, a news director, a senior producer and an artistic adviser. He’s won major awards, produced staples including Engines of Our Ingenuity and Texas Originals, and he’s even […]

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Exit Interviews, HCC, and Attica Locke: Wednesday’s Show (August 31, 2016)

Posted on · It’s becoming a sort of tradition: as folks step away from some long-held positions here in Greater Houston, they drop by Houston Matters for an “exit interview.” Today, we bring you two. First, Maggie Martin talks with Mike Talbott, who’s retiring from his post as executive director of the Harris County Flood Control District after […]