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Full Show: Post-Harvey Workforce Shortage, And Opinions on Health Care (Sept. 19, 2017)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We learn about a workforce shortage post-Harvey. We get an update on the Arkema chemical plant, three weeks after fires erupted there. And we learn what patients and doctors think about the nation's health care system.

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The State of Houston Energy, and Irish Author Colm Tóibín: Thursday’s Show (May 4, 2017)

Posted on · Today on Houston Matters, we continue our 3rd annual State of Houston series with a look at the state of energy and environment in Greater Houston with the help of Travis Bubenik, News 88.7’s energy and environment reporter. Also this hour…

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The Present and Future of the W.G. Jones State Forest

Posted on · (Above: Jones State Forest, north of the Woodlands, is used by the Texas A&M Forest Service for forestry research and demonstrations. It’s also a popular outdoor recreation spot for locals. There’s been quite an epic battle brewing over the future use of W.G. Jones State Forest near The Woodlands. Travis Bubenik, News 88.7’s energy and environment […]

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Syrian Perspectives from Houston, and W.G. Jones State Forest: Tuesday’s Show (April 11, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: Syrian residents of Khan Shaykhun hold signs and pictures on Friday during a protest condemning a suspected chemical weapons attack on their town earlier this week. Photo: Getty Images) Last week’s chemical attack in Syria and the U.S. military response remind us of the violence Syrian people have lived with for years. It seems […]

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Oil Prices Respond to Airstrike on Syria

Posted on · The world has been reacting to Thursday night’s U.S. air strike on the Syrian airfield from which President Donald Trump said this week’s chemical attack was launched. Here in Texas, lawmakers have shared their views, including U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, who calls Syria a “humanitarian disaster” and its leader Bashar al-Assad “a monster, a puppet […]

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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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The Who’s-Who of the Energy Industry in Houston for CERAWeek Conference

Posted on · (Above: Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner welcomes the crowd to the annual CERAWeek conference on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Photo: Travis Bubenik, Houston Public Media/@travisbubenik) It’s CERAWeek. The annual energy conference chaired by Cambridge Energy Research Associates co-founder Daniel Yergin features a sort of who’s-who for the energy industry meeting and discussing a variety of energy-related […]

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CERAWeek Conference and Wind Energy in Texas: Thursday’s Show (March 9, 2017)

Posted on · (Photo: Travis Bubenik, Houston Public Media) It’s CERAWeek. The annual energy conference chaired by Cambridge Energy Research Associates co-founder Daniel Yergin features a sort of who’s-who for the energy industry meeting and discussing a variety of energy-related topics. This year, those topics include Russia’s energy future and adapting to the “new energy era.” Attendees include […]