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Political Roundup: Pres. Trump’s First Overseas Trip and the Final Days of the Legislature

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. From the attack in Manchester, to Pres. Donald Trump’s first trip overseas in office, to the waning days of the Texas Legislature, we discuss the latest news and offer analysis with an eye toward how it all might […]

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Political Roundup, and The Full Menu: Wednesday’s Show (April 5, 2017)

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories — with an eye toward how they might affect Houston and Texas. This week, we discuss everything from President Trump meeting with several global leaders this week (including President Xi Jinping from China), his son-in-law’s visit to Iraq, Supreme […]

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‘Gridiron Glory’ Offers a Sample of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Posted on · If a visit to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio is on your bucket list – but you’re not sure if you’re going get there any time soon – maybe you can make the much shorter trip to the campus of Texas Southern University where an exhibit from the Hall of Fame […]

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Severe Weather Update and Political Roundup: Wednesday’s Show (March 29, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: Heavy rains fall in downtown Houston during the late morning hours Wednesday. Photo: Gail Delaughter, Houston Public Media) As News 88.7 is reporting, strong storms bringing heavy rains and wind are passing through the Greater Houston region today. Some areas were under a tornado warning earlier. On this edition of Houston Matters, we get […]

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Political Roundup: Trump Tax Returns and the GOP Healthcare Bill

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. We discuss everything from President Trump releasing some of his 2005 tax return information ahead of a report from MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the GOP’s bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, to the continuing saga […]

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Political Roundup, and Ben Folds: Wednesday’s Show (March 15, 2017)

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. We discuss everything from President Trump releasing some of his 2005 tax return information ahead of a report from MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the GOP’s bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, to the continuing saga […]

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New Planet Discovery Prompts Questions About Life on Other Planets

Posted on · (Above: This artist’s rendering depicts the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system, based on available data about their diameters, masses and distances from the host star. The cool, reddish star is about 40 light-years away from Earth. Image Courtesy: NASA/JPL-Caltech) Here in Space City, we talk a lot about what’s next in space travel and the role we […]

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New Planets Discovered, and an Expansion in Renewable Energy: Thursday’s Show (March 2, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: This artist’s rendering depicts the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system, based on available data about their diameters, masses and distances from the host star. The cool, reddish star is about 40 light-years awayfrom Earth. Image Courtesy: NASA/JPL-Caltech) Here in Space City, we talk a lot about what’s next in space travel and the role we may […]

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HBCU Presidents Cautiously Optimistic Ahead of White House Meeting

Posted on · Leaders from two Houston-area universities -- Texas Southern and Prairie View A&M -- are among dozens of other Black college presidents heading to Washington this week for a two-day summit. The meeting will highlight discussion on an executive order renewal for historically Black colleges and universities, or HBCUs.