Houston Matters

Has Technology Changed the Summer Camp Experience for Houston Kids?

Posted on · Time was, you went off to some overnight camp out in the woods where you sat around the campfire, sang songs, toasted marshmallows and swam in a lake. Do Houston kids do that anymore? Well, some kids still get shuttled off to summer camp, but as technology is more pervasive than ever in our lives, […]

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Devon Anderson and Alex Bunin on Criminal Justice in Harris County: Wednesday’s Show (June 15, 2016)

Posted on · We continue our exploration of criminal justice in Harris County on this edition of Houston Matters, with the help of two guests: District Attorney Devon Anderson and Chief Public Defender Alex Bunin. First, Edel Howlin asks Bunin about some of the changes he’d like to see in our criminal justice system. Then, we welcome DA […]

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Outdoor Education, Summer Camps, and Homeowners Associations: Houston Matters for Monday, June 2, 2014

Posted on · Fifth graders in Houston public schools have, for nearly 40 years, participated in Outdoor Education Programs at two centers, in Forest Glen and Olympia. But future funding for the programs may be in doubt. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn about such outdoor education programs, and both their benefits and challenges. Then, we […]