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Full Show: Maternal Mortality Rates, And New Year’s Resolutions For Houston (Jan. 4, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We take a closer look at some discrepancies in maternal mortality numbers in Texas. Plus, we discuss what our collective New Year’s resolutions should be for Houston. Then, we find out how some of Houston's major transportation decisions were made over the years. And we learn about Houston's downtown tunnels.

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Back in My Day, and Craft Beer 101: Houston Matters for Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Posted on · We’ve all heard someone say it. Maybe we’ve even been the one saying it. “Back in my day…” What comes next is usually a lament that implies things were better then in some way. But were they? On this edition of Houston Matters it’s your chance to channel your inner Grandpa Simpson. Tell us how […]

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Pedestrian Fatalities, Tunnel History, and Fishing in Houston & Galveston: Houston Matters for Wed., March 12, 2014

Posted on · A new report indicates pedestrian fatalities have decreased nationwide after a three-year spike. But not here in Texas. On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll talk with the report’s author, transportation researcher Dr. Allan Williams, the former chief scientist at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, about the particulars of what he found. Then we’ll […]

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Houston’s Forgotten History

Posted on · We consider our history in Houston. The Houston History Book Fair and Symposium will take place next month. Some two dozen authors will talk about their work and share some intriguing and perhaps lesser known aspects of Houston’s history. To learn more about some lesser-appreciated aspects of Houston’s past, we were joined by three guests, […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, October 25, 2013

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss some lesser known or underappreciated events in Greater Houston history, in advance of the Houston History Book Fair and Symposium. At that event next month, some two dozen authors will discuss their work, and highlight what intrigues them about Houston’s history. Topics will range from the first […]