Houston Matters

Monday’s Houston Matters: Government’s Response To COVID-19 ‘Exposed’, And NYT Columnist Charles Blow On Race Relations (Sept. 28, 2020)

Posted on · On Monday's show: A Houston Chronicle investigation examines how all levels of government failed to prepare for the pandemic, NYT columnist Charles Blow discusses race relations, a local dentist answers your questions, and we get an update on the Texans and Astros.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Problems With The Texas Permanent School Fund, And Proposed Driving Test Changes (March 4, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Problems with The Texas Permanent School Fund, potential changes to the driver’s license test, questions for a local allergy doctor, and Houston sports.

Houston Matters

How Oil & Gas Drilling is Allowed On Texas Wetlands Mitigation Banks

Posted on · The federal government says wetlands are so important to our environment that there can be no net loss. So when developers or agencies build something on a wetland, they can purchase credits from a wetlands mitigation bank to offset the loss. The bank then preserves the wetlands in perpetuity. However, a high-profile Texan has taken […]

Houston Matters

What Should Be Done with the San Jacinto Waste Pits?

Posted on · The San Jacinto Waste Pits are an area on the eastern edge of Houston near the San Jacinto River where chemical waste was deposited decades ago. The Environmental Protection Agency has deemed the waste pits a Superfund site, a federally designated hazardous waste site. Some residents of neighboring communities believe chemicals from the site are […]

Full Show

Space City or the Silicon Bayou: Tuesday’s Show (May 5, 2015)

Posted on · Seeing as how Houston is Space City, we thought it might be appropriate, from time to time, to catch up on developments in outer space exploration. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss a number of space-related topics with Dr. Carolyn Sumners, the VP of Astronomy at the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s George […]