Town Square

Houstonians Struggle With Frustration Over Vaccine Hesitancy As COVID Cases Climb

Posted on · Vaccine hesitancy is still a hot-button issue leaving some to wonder if "mutual respect and understanding" are still viable options towards those who refuse to wear masks or accept even the existence of COVID.

Town Square

Texas Lifts Mask Mandate But Doctors And Shoppers Say They Are Keeping Them On

Posted on · Also, the John Sealy Distinguished Chair in Innovations in Molecular Biology at the University of Texas Medical Branch offers some reassuring news regarding vaccines versus the new COVID-19 variants.

Houston Matters

Thursday’s Houston Matters: The Battle Over Mail-In Ballots In Harris County, And Preventing The Next Pandemic (Oct. 1, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The latest in the battle over mail-in balloting in Harris County, local researchers are determined to catch the next pandemic before it spreads from animals to humans, advice for job seekers amid the pandemic, and how alligator snapping turtles came to thrive in Buffalo Bayou in the shadow of downtown.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Gun Violence Study, Energy Outlook, And The Evolution Of…Evolution (Feb. 7, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: A new study about gun violence. The 2019 energy industry forecast. The city's best new restaurants. And the evolution of...well...evolution.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Santa Fe Starts A New School Year, And Firefighters’ Workers Comp Claims (Aug. 20, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: A Santa Fe student explores our nation's gun culture. We learn why Texas firefighters with cancer are consistently denied workers comp. We talk with UTMB researchers who bio-engineered a set of human lungs. And Jeff Balke updates us on local sports.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Zero Tolerance Policy’s Effect On Resources, And Developing A New Ebola Vaccine (June 19, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We discuss how the “zero tolerance” immigration policy is straining resources locally. We learn about a new experimental Ebola vaccine developed by a Galveston researcher. Horticulturalist Linda Gay answers your gardening questions. And, to commemorate Juneteenth, we revisit Emancipation Park's re-dedication celebration last year.