Houston Matters

Friday’s Houston Matters: Racial Disparities In Health, And Book Lovers Unite Online (Sep. 4, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Racial disparities in personal health, METRO debuts new bus rapid transit, book lovers meet online, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.

Health & Science

Unvaccinated: “Conscientious Objections” To Vaccines Increasing Among Texas Schoolchildren

Posted on · Twenty to 25% more kindergartners claimed religious or moral exemptions to vaccine requirements in the 2018-2019 school year, compared to the previous year.

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Full Show: Texas Population Growth, And Reparations For Slavery (April 18, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: New Census numbers for Texas, getting more families to vaccinate, examining Houston’s air quality, paying reparations for slavery, and poet Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton.

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Full Show: HISD’s Superintendent Search, And A Near-Fatal Spacewalk (Jan. 17, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We preview tonight's HISD board meeting and learn what community members want in their next superintendent. We examine why so few minorities are head coaches. And we learn about a spacewalk that went awry.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Gov. Abbott’s Criticism Of HISD, And Rep. Sylvia Garcia (Jan. 4, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Community leaders react to Gov. Abbott's call for a state takeover of HISD. Newly elected Rep. Sylvia Garcia discusses her priorities. A scientist uses his personal experience to address the myth that vaccines cause autism. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And listeners share their New Year's resolutions.

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Full Show: HISD Board Reverses Course on Interim Superintendent (Oct. 15, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: The HISD board is reversing its recent decision to change interim superintendents. We weigh the pros and cons of Proposition B. We learn about the challenges of preventing HPV. We learn how Harvey affected Houston's Jewish community. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.