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Full Show: The New American Economy, And Stories from the Storm (July 16, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: A Texas firefighters union is urging the City of Baytown to drop its lawsuit, we learn a group called New American Economy released data showing how much Houston's economy is affected by immigrants, and homeowners impacted by Harvey are dropping out of a buyout program, and Houston Public Media’s 'Stories from the Storm', featuring community leaders and everyday Houstonians reflecting on the value of a community in times of need. Then, writer Jeff Balke join Houston Matters for the latest on the developments in Houston Sports.

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Full Show: Flood Prevention Conference, And Political Roundup (Feb. 21, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We check in on a Rice University conference on flood prevention. Then, our experts discuss the latest national, state, and local political news. Then, we compare hurricane recovery efforts in Texas with those in the Caribbean. And a new documentary examines senior citizens in the dating game.

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Full Show: Political Roundup, And Spending ‘Beyond A Year In Space’ (Nov. 15, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We get an update on the investigation into the Arkema chemical plant, and we recap the latest political news. Then, we meet two astronauts training for deep-space missions, and we learn about the latest ideas on handling bullying -- both in school and in the workplace.

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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 […]