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The Year in Houston Politics — 2016

Posted on · We continue our look back at the biggest stories of 2016 by examining the year in Houston politics. Of course, the biggest story of the year was the presidential election. But there were plenty of local stories too. We talk with Andrew Schneider, News 88.7’s political reporter, about all the Houston and Texas stories stemming from […]

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What Does it Mean to Be a Houstonian? Monday’s Show (October 10, 2016)

Posted on · What does it mean to be an American? That’s a question that’s evolved over our nation’s history and one that underlies much of the debate in the current presidential election. And so, on today’s edition of Houston Matters, we join the public radio project called A Nation Engaged and discuss what it means to be an American these days – […]

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Is This the Year a Third Party Could Make Progress at the Polls?

Posted on · On yesterday’s program (Aug. 8, 2016), we heard from representatives of the Green Party after that group’s national convention was held in Houston over the weekend. In an election cycle where unconventional candidates have garnered much of the spotlight during both the Democratic and Republican primary seasons, does that also mean this is a year […]

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Rick Perry’s Presidential Run, and Houstonian Attitudes Towards Bikers: Friday’s Show (June 5, 2015)

Posted on · Former Texas Governor Rick Perry officially announced he’s running for President Thursday (6/4/15). He has to overcome his famous 2012 GOP Presidential debate flame out, and an indictment still hanging over his head. But in an already crowded field, he also finds himself one of two hard line conservatives from Texas. Is there room in […]