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Houston Pet Peeves: Littering and Turn Signals

Posted on · Every few months, we offer you the opportunity to vent. It could be something about Houston, like the traffic or the weather. It could be something about your life. It could be something you just wished was a little bit different. It’s your pet peeve — that one thing that sticks in your craw — […]

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Pet Peeves and Tax Assessment: Monday’s Show (March 21, 2016)

Posted on · Every few months, we offer you the opportunity to vent. It could be something about Houston, like the traffic or the weather. It could be something about your life. It could be something you just wished was a little bit different. It’s your pet peeve — that one thing that sticks in your craw — […]

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Your Listener Comments on Food Deserts, Sleep Disorders and Engaging Veterans

Posted on · Now, for some of your recent comments, including thoughts on a recent conversation regarding food deserts in Houston, a reaction to Ty Mahany’s story about how to thank and engage with veterans, and some listeners’ thoughts on something sleep expert Dr. Richard Castriotta said in a recent segment that addressed sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea. We welcome […]

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Concussions, Potholes, and Sandra Bland: Friday’s Show (January 8, 2016)

Posted on · Late last month, as Will Smith’s film Concussion debuted in the theaters, ESPN’s Outside the Lines reported that supposedly the NFL backed out of giving “unrestricted” funds to the National Institutes of Health for a study exploring football’s relationship to brain damage because the league didn’t like the doctor who would lead it. On this edition of Houston […]

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Connecting High-Speed Rail to Downtown and $100k Bonuses: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to a rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. Today, Tamara Tabo, Ty Mahany and […]

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More Houstonian Pet Peeves: Friday’s Show (December 11, 2015)

Posted on · Every few months, we give you the opportunity to vent. It could be something about Houston, like the traffic or the weather. It could be something about your life. It could be something you just wished was a little bit different. It’s your pet peeve, that one thing that sticks in your craw, that you […]

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Children’s Behavior in Restaurants and a Curly Haired Cheerleader: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to a rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. Today, Tamara Tabo, Ty Mahany and […]

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DuPont One Year Later: Friday’s Show (November 13, 2015)

Posted on · Sunday marks the one year anniversary of the fatal leak at the DuPont chemical plant in La Porte that killed four workers. We discuss what’s been learned since the accident on today’s Houston Matters, as we talk with Houston Chronicle investigative reporter Lise Olsen. Also this hour: ASQ’s Quality Education Conference and Workshop takes place this […]

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Discrimination Allegations at the Gaslamp and a Homemade Clock: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good, some of it bad, some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn each Friday to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. This week, comedian Ty […]

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HERO Ballot Wording, Nuking Muslims and Fake Top-Shelf Booze: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From the wording of the HERO ballot initiative, to the Texas Agriculture commissioner’s Facebook post that seemed to suggest we nuke the Muslim world, to substituting cheap liquor for top-shelf brands: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. Our panel of “non-experts” this week is comprised of: Ty Mahany, a Houston-based comedian; […]

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Matricula Consular, Water Treatment, and Gelato: Friday’s Show (August 21, 2015)

Posted on · While we wrap up today’s Houston Matters with a discussion about gelato, we start this post with a mention of it, because…well, it just looks really good. Okay, moving on. Texas no longer accepts IDs called matricula consular — issued by Mexican consulates located throughout the state — to obtain a birth certificate. The tighter ID restriction […]

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Sandra Bland, Barge Collision and Trump in Texas: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From the death of Sandra Bland in the Waller County Jail, to a barge collision in the Houston Ship Channel, to Donald Trump’s Texas visit: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. Our panel of “non-experts” this week is comprised of: Ty Mahany, a Houston-based comedian; political blogger Charles […]

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Lex Frieden on Crafting the ADA: Friday’s show (July 24, 2015)

Posted on · This Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The landmark legislation, signed into law on July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunities for disabled Americans in “employment, government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation.” On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with one […]

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Flooding and the Waning Days of the Legislature: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From heavy flooding across Greater Houston, to a scramble to pass bills in the waning hours of the Texas Legislature, to a fight over who owns access to the social media accounts of a sold business: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston news. This week’s panel of “non-experts” includes […]