HM-CC_Banner-mobile

Houston Matters

Lessons from the lunar lander (March 1, 2024)

Posted on · On Friday's show: As the Houston-built Odysseus lunar lander goes dark, we reflect on what went right, what went wrong, and what it means for future space missions. Then, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week. And we talk about the phenomenon of translating popular movies into musicals.

HM-CC_Banner-mobile

Houston Matters

Houston returns to the moon (Feb. 23, 2024)

Posted on · On Friday's show: An unmanned spacecraft built by a Houston company has landed on the moon, making it the first commercial landing on the lunar surface and the first American spacecraft to make a soft landing there since the Apollo program ended. We learn about the landing, what the Odysseus lander will do during its mission, and what this development means for future space missions.

HM-CC_Banner-mobile

Houston Matters

What’s changed since the 2021 freeze (Feb. 16, 2024)

Posted on · On Friday's show: We learn about some recent developments in education, including some concerns about the way the written portion of some STAAR tests will be graded and news about declining student enrollment at HISD. Then, three years after a deadly winter storm knocked out power across Texas, what has changed -- and what hasn't? And we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

HM-CC_Banner-mobile

Houston Matters

Mayor Whitmire’s first 30 days (Feb. 9, 2024)

Posted on · On Friday's show: We reflect on Mayor John Whitmire's first 30 days in office and the significant leadership changes that have come with it. Then, we discuss yet another initiative that aims to "turn Texas blue." And we consider The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

HM-CC_Banner-mobile

Houston Matters

Lawsuit over warrantless raid (Feb. 2, 2024)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Three officers are being sued for conducting a no-knock, warrantless entry of a Houston man's home in the middle of the night and holding him and his wife at gunpoint. Also, our panel of non-experts weighs in on The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week. And we meet the classical crossover trio Time for Three.

HM-CC_Banner-mobile

Houston Matters

Preparing for freezing weather (Jan. 12, 2024)

Posted on · On Friday's show: We learn the latest on freezing weather headed our way and get tips on how to prepare our homes and plants. And we discuss the state of the written word in the age of social media.

HM-CC_Banner-mobile
HM-CC_Banner-mobile

Houston Matters

More changes at HISD (Dec. 15, 2023)

Posted on · On Friday's show: We recap last night’s HISD Board of Managers monthly meeting, during which a vote is expected on the "District of Innovation" designation that would lengthen the school year, allow for the hiring of uncertified teachers, and change requirements for school counselors.

Page 1 of 6312345»Last »