Houston Matters

Agreement reached on I-45 (March 8, 2023)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: A new agreement is in place that will allow the rebuild and expansion of I-45 to move forward, nearly two years after it was paused following concerns from numerous stakeholders. We learn what the agreement entails.

Engines Podcast

Engines of Our Ingenuity 2489: Powering Aeroplanes

Posted on · Episode: 2489 Before we invent the aeroplane, let’s decide how to power it. Today, we wonder how to power our flying machines.

Town Square

NYT best-selling author, James Patterson, on his new book “Blowback”. Plus, a conversation with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg

Posted on · James Patterson on his impressive career as the world’s best-selling author with over 400 million books sold. Plus, U.S. Secretary Pete Buttigieg discusses plans for improving transportation conditions in Houston.

Houston Matters

The future of Houston airports, and how cities take shape (Sept. 13, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We learn what millions of dollars being invested in Houston’s airports will mean for air travelers in the future. Then, Houston City Council Member Sallie Alcorn answers questions about issues facing the city. And a longtime city planner reflects on how cities take shape and how that's changing.

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Politics from the pulpit, and lessons from a career in Texas politics (Sept. 1, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We discuss the mingling of religion and politics after a prominent Houston pastor's political remarks from the pulpit. Then Mary Beth Rogers, the former campaign manager and chief of staff for the late Texas Gov. Ann Richards, reflects on her life in politics. And we meet the Houston Chronicle’s new restaurant columnist.

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Plans to raise part of I-10, and Houston’s stress level (July 29, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: We learn why some residents are concerned about plans to raise a portion of I-10. Then, we discuss why Houston might be more stressed than other cities, according to a new survey. And we reflect on the film A League of Their Own on its 30th anniversary with the actress who played Marla Hooch.

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Gymnasts sue the FBI, and returning to the office (June 9, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Gymnasts suing the FBI over its handling of the Larry Nassar case, the state of mobility for cyclists, coming back to the office after years of remote working, and Houston's relationship with catastrophic flooding.