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Full Show: DOJ Suing The City, And UH Chancellor Renu Khator (March 1, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn about a DOJ lawsuit against the City of Houston. UH Chancellor Renu Khator answers your questions. We learn how the Great Migration helped and hurt African Americans. And a concert combines classical music with elements of a murder mystery.

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Civilians Shot By HPD: A Closer Look at the Numbers

Posted on · Officer-involved civilian shootings have been under greater scrutiny in recent years, after several high-profile cases nationwide. But what about closer to home? According to data recently analyzed by the Houston Chronicle, over the last six years, Houston Police Department officers have shot at least 274 civilians while on duty. We learn more about those shootings […]

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HPD Shootings, Sunnyside, and Olivewood: Wednesday’s Show (February 17, 2016)

Posted on · Officer-involved civilian shootings have been under greater scrutiny in recent years, after several high-profile cases nationwide. But what about closer to home? According to data recently analyzed by the Houston Chronicle, over the last six years, Houston Police Department officers have shot at least 274 civilians while on duty. On this edition of Houston Matters, […]

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City Jail Standards Leave Loopholes

Posted on · A year ago last April, a 26-year-old welder named Chad Silvis was at his wits’ end. His job, his life – they weren’t working out. He was sitting on the railing of a bridge connecting Kemah to Seabrook, Texas when police found him, and took him to the Kemah City jail. They charged him with […]

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Oversight of City Jails and J.R. Richard: Tuesday’s Show (June 30, 2015)

Posted on · We all experience peaks and valleys in our lives. Great accomplishments, health scares, personal milestones, economic woes; some years you’re up, others you’re down. But you’d be hard-pressed to find many Houstonians who have been on a roller coaster ride to match J.R. Richard, a mainstay in the Houston Astros rotation throughout the 1970s, and […]

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Stories of ‘Accidental Houstonians’ and How They Shape Our City

Posted on · Many Houstonians were born here, but there are also many others who grew up someplace else and never really planned on living in Houston, but moved here for a job opportunity, or a life change. They are “accidental Houstonians.” And we explore what has brought some of them here over the years, and how they’ll […]

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Accidental Houstonians, Denton Fracking Ban, and Footloose: Houston Matters for Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Posted on · Many Houstonians were born here, but there are also many others who grew up someplace else and never really planned on living in Houston, but moved here for a job opportunity, or a life change. They are “accidental Houstonians.” And we explore what has brought some of them here over the years, and how they’ll […]