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DuPont One Year Later: Friday’s Show (November 13, 2015)

Posted on · Sunday marks the one year anniversary of the fatal leak at the DuPont chemical plant in La Porte that killed four workers. We discuss what’s been learned since the accident on today’s Houston Matters, as we talk with Houston Chronicle investigative reporter Lise Olsen. Also this hour: ASQ’s Quality Education Conference and Workshop takes place this […]

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Presidental Debate Coming to UH and Abbott Jinxes the Astros: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston 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 each Friday to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. This week attorney Tamara […]

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Living in the Community You Serve: Friday’s Show (October 16, 2015)

Posted on · Recently, the Houston City Council contemplated whether to pay police officers more money to live in the city and closer to the communities they serve. Council members shelved the topic after struggling to find common ground. It’s not a new concept, and not unique to law enforcement. Some propose it’s beneficial for educators to live where […]

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Discrimination Allegations at the Gaslamp and a Homemade Clock: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston 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 each Friday to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. This week, comedian Ty […]

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HERO Ballot Wording, Nuking Muslims and Fake Top-Shelf Booze: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From the wording of the HERO ballot initiative, to the Texas Agriculture commissioner’s Facebook post that seemed to suggest we nuke the Muslim world, to substituting cheap liquor for top-shelf brands: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. Our panel of “non-experts” this week is comprised of: Ty Mahany, a Houston-based comedian; […]

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Matricula Consular, Water Treatment, and Gelato: Friday’s Show (August 21, 2015)

Posted on · While we wrap up today’s Houston Matters with a discussion about gelato, we start this post with a mention of it, because…well, it just looks really good. Okay, moving on. Texas no longer accepts IDs called matricula consular — issued by Mexican consulates located throughout the state — to obtain a birth certificate. The tighter ID restriction […]

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Sandra Bland, Barge Collision and Trump in Texas: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From the death of Sandra Bland in the Waller County Jail, to a barge collision in the Houston Ship Channel, to Donald Trump’s Texas visit: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. Our panel of “non-experts” this week is comprised of: Ty Mahany, a Houston-based comedian; political blogger Charles […]

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Lex Frieden on Crafting the ADA: Friday’s show (July 24, 2015)

Posted on · This Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The landmark legislation, signed into law on July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunities for disabled Americans in “employment, government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation.” On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with one […]

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Taxes, Confederate Symbols and Cat-Killing Vet: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From Houstonians identifying solutions to traffic problems but not wanting to pay for them, to the UT Austin campus joining the growing cacophony in opposition to Confederate statues and symbols, to a Brenham veterinarian not facing charges after allegedly boasting on Facebook she shot a cat through the head with an arrow: we discuss The Good, The […]