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Turning a landfill in Sunnyside into a solar farm, and what motivates Gov. Abbott (April 25, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: A new project in Sunnyside plans to convert a landfill into the nation's largest urban solar farm. Plus, we take a closer look at what motivates Gov. Greg Abbott. And an expert outlines what we do and don't know about microplastics in our water -- and in our bodies.

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Are Houston Sports Cursed? (March 18, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The latest on sexual assault allegations against Deshaun Watson, making sense of this latest low point in Houston professional sports, and essayist Rick Bass reflects on a changing Texas.

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Full Show: Severe Weather Updates, The Effect Of Saudi Attacks On Houston Oil, And Actor Jeff Goldblum (Sept. 19, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Updates on the severe weather, how the recent attacks on oil processing facilities in Saudi Arabia might effect Houston, engaging young voters, actor Jeff Goldblum, and Texas Monthly's first taco editor.

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Houston Plant Expansions May Be Further Sign of ‘Permania’

Posted on · A French energy company's partnering with companies in Canada and Austria to build chemical and plastic plant expansions in Port Arthur and Bayport. It's close to $2 billion dollars in investment, anticipating the opportunity to capitalize on more shale gas as a result of what's increasingly being called "Permania," the pursuit and production of natural […]

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Texas Energy: What Did We Miss?

Posted on · We've been devoting time in recent weeks to talking about the various sources of energy in Greater Houston and across Texas. In previous weeks, we've talked about the future of energy from wind, solar, coal and nuclear and natural gas. On today's show, we examine any forms of energy we may have missed, including biofuels. […]