Houston Matters

Full Show: HISD’s New State Funds, And Writer Elliot Ackerman (June 17, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: How HISD should spend new state funds, reviewing the bills Gov. Abbott vetoed, looking back at the Beaumont race riots of 1943, writer Elliot Ackerman returns to where he fought in Iraq, and an update on Houston sports.

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Full Show: Teacher Pay Raise Proposal, And How College Has Changed (Jan. 16, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We learn about a proposal to fund teacher pay raises. We break down the latest political stories. We explore how the experience of college has changed over the years. And a project puts artwork on billboards.

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Full Show: HISD Budget Concerns, And Jail Reform Efforts (Aug. 27, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: As HISD students return to class, the interim superintendent discusses the district's budget challenges. Then, we learn how Houston's reservoirs are still at risk of failing. Also, a new podcast examines jail reform in Harris County. And we get an update on local sports.

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Full Show: New School Finance Commission, And Japanese Investment In Houston (Jan. 23, 2017)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: A new commission looks to overhaul public school funding. We learn about increased investment in Houston by Japanese companies. We answer your gardening questions. And a former crack addict shares her recovery story.

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Will Education Funding Be a Priority in the Next Legislature?

Posted on · The Texas Legislature meets in a month, and on the first day of legislative bill filing, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick released his list of top legislative priorities. One of them includes possible changes to how public education is funded in the state. We discuss the likelihood of that — and how it could affect Greater Houston schools with […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Trump’s Slim Win in Texas and Recapture Rejected: The Good, Bad and Ugly of This Week’s 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. On this edition, we discuss the […]