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Were Traffic Lights Better Synched Under Mayor White?

Posted on · One thing that comes up every time we do our quarterly Houstonian Pet Peeves shows is the synchronization of Houston’s traffic lights — or the perceived lack thereof. Recently, we received an email from a listener saying that during Mayor Bill White’s term the lights were perfectly timed. Is that true? To find out, Houston Matters […]

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The State of Houston’s Education: Tuesday’s Show (April 12, 2016)

Posted on · On today’s program, we continue our 2nd annual “State of Houston” series – exploring the state of Greater Houston’s economy, transportation, health, education, environment, politics and culture. Today, we look at what’s happening here in education, with News 88.7’s education reporter Laura Isensee.

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What’s Behind the Timing of Houston Traffic Lights?

Posted on · Nearly every time we’ve done a pet peeves segment on Houston Matters we’ve received an email from a listener complaining about the synchronization of traffic lights around Houston — but particularly through downtown. It seemed appropriate then that we’d find out just how those decisions are made and what are some of the things taken […]

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Advance Directives and Traffic Light Timing: Tuesday’s Show (January 12, 2016)

Posted on · Back in October, 46 year old Chris Dunn fell ill. He was admitted to a hospital in Pasadena. When a scan revealed a mass on his pancreas, he was transferred to Houston Methodist. Dunn never left that hospital; he was diagnosed with end-stage liver disease and pancreatic cancer. By mid-November, his doctors determined there was nothing […]