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Harris County takes issue with latest election audit (Aug. 4, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The county's plans to sue the state over the latest audit of its elections, potential laws designed to stop abortion-related travel, the lack of air conditioning in Texas prisons, and the stories behind Houston's skyline.

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Full Show: Bayport Chemical Spill, And Hosting The World Cup (May 14, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We get an update on the Bayport chemical spill, we discuss efforts to bring 2026 World Cup matches to Houston, we learn some stories behind the downtown skyline, and we meet one of the Worst Cooks in America.

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Full Show: Sutherland Springs Anniversary, And Houston’s Changing Skyline (Nov. 5, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn how candidates are spending the final hours of campaigning. And we check in on Sutherland Springs a year after the mass shooting there. Plus, we examine ways local governments can change to keep up with Houston's growth. We tour downtown to learn the stories behind Houston's skyscrapers. And Jeff Balke updates us on local sports.

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Building Sturdy Structures on Houston’s Swampy Foundation

Posted on · There's a Bible verse that says famously, the foolish man builds his house upon the sand and the wise man builds his house upon a rock. But what if all you've got to work with is swampy, sinking clay? Paige Phelps was curious how Houston rose up from the swamp and managed to build shiny […]

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HPD Chief McClelland, The Full Menu, and Swamp Foundations: Wednesday’s Show (September 2, 2015)

Posted on · From recent developments shaking the relationship between police and the community at large, to the impact the state’s new open carry law may have as it takes effect in January, to ongoing concerns about burglaries, homicides, and other criminal activity in the city of Houston and how it’s all investigated, there’s a lot that’s crime-related […]