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Thursday’s Show: Shutting Down Freeways Before They Flood, And Author And Therapist Lori Gottlieb (Nov. 7, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Creating a system to shut down freeways before they flood, a conversation with therapist and author Lori Gottlieb, and examining white people's reactions to the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Full Show: Debate Recap, Black Lives Matter Focuses On The Election, And Country Cover Songs (Sept. 13, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: A recap of the Presidential debate from TSU, Black Lives Matter focuses on the 2020 election, some area musicians sing covers of their favorite country classics, and we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the news.

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Full Show: Legislature Wrap-Up, And Improving Houston Parking (May 28, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: The accomplishments and failures of the legislative session, how Houston parking could be improved, how police shootings are handled nearly half a decade after Ferguson, and a novel about the origins of the oil industry.

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Full Show: Warning to Humanity, and Houstonians’ Favorite Books (Sept. 10, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We get an update on the case of a Dallas police officer fatally shooting a black man in his apartment. Then, scientists warn humanity about impending environmental disasters. Plus, Houstonians discuss their favorite books. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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Policing Black Neighborhoods, and Revitalizing the Fifth Ward: Houston Matters Weekend for November 26, 2016

Posted on · Following fatal police shootings of black men captured on video in Louisiana and Minnesota, Robert Muhammad, a Nation of Islam representative and student minister, suggested a number of ways to improve the relationship between law enforcement and the black community, including more face-to-face contact, more community involvement and more de-escalation and tension-reduction training for officers. But […]

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Only African American-Owned Bank in Texas Sees Jump in Business in the Months Following Police Shootings

Posted on · Black-owned banks have been in the news this year. It started when a rapper who goes by the name “Killer Mike” called on people to open accounts at a bank in Atlanta after police shootings of African-American men. There is only one black-owned bank in Texas, and it’s Unity National Bank in Houston’s Third Ward. CEO […]

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African American-Owned Banks, and The Good, Bad and the Ugly: Friday’s Show (November 18, 2016)

Posted on · Black-owned banks have been in the news this year. It started when a rapper who goes by the name “Killer Mike” called on people to open accounts at a bank in Atlanta after police shootings of African-American men. There is only one black-owned bank in Texas, and it’s Unity National Bank in Houston’s Third Ward. CEO […]

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The African-American Community’s Relationship with Law-Enforcement: A Live Houston Matters Town Hall

Posted on · On this special edition of Houston Matters, we devote our entire hour to exploring the relationship between Greater Houston police and Houston’s black community with a number of guests in front of a live audience at Houston Public Media. Our guests include: Harris County Sheriff-elect Ed Gonzalez Houston Police Department Executive Assistant Chief Michael Dirden […]