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Harvey Impacted Houstonians In More Ways Than One: Houston Area Survey

Posted on · 'I think, at least, the Harvey experience has reinforced the growing awareness that climate change is not some invention of liberals or something,' said Stephen Klineberg, author of the report, 'but that is a real phenomenon that is going to affect Houston in a variety of ways.'

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Full Show: What The Annual Houston Area Survey Tells Us About Our City (April 23, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn what the 2018 Houston Area Survey tells us about Houstonians and their lives. And we check in on the latest Houston sports stories.

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Full Show: End-Of-Life Care, And Re-Negotiating NAFTA (April 16, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: In light of former First Lady Barbara Bush’s decision to seek comfort care, we discuss how medical specialists work with patients and their families to make those decisions. Then, we discuss the re-negotiation of NAFTA. Plus, we learn the forgotten story behind the creation of the Astros' iconic rainbow uniforms. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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Full Show: The Future Of Offshore Drilling, And Actor Sean Penn (April 10, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We learn about college enrollment by HISD grads, we find out where the offshore drilling industry is headed, actor Sean Penn talks about his new novel, and we learn about the annual CounterCurrent festival.

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Full Show: Mixing Politics And Culture, And Studying Houston Dialects (March 20, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We get an update on the latest explosion in Texas and whether it's connected to four others in Austin. Then, we discuss whether or not celebrities, athletes and other public figures should weigh in on political matters. Plus, a local researcher tells us about her work studying the ways Houstonians speak. And we visit an exhibit of African art.

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Full Show: Steel And Aluminum Tariffs, And Rice University President David Leebron (March 2, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn how potential new tariffs on steel and aluminium imports could affect the Houston economy. Then, Rice University President David Leebron answers listener questions. Plus, our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week's news. And we preview the Houston Jewish Film Festival.