Houston Matters

Council Member Tarsha Jackson, and how big oil cast doubt on climate change (April 19, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: City Council Member Tarsha Jackson discusses issues facing the city, we discuss the fossil fuel industry’s history of casting doubt and delaying action on climate change, and local baker Hemlata "Hemu" Basumatary from the Netflix baking show Is It Cake? talks about her craft.

Houston Matters

Does The Clean Water Act Need More Teeth?

Posted on · A new report says Texas industrial facilities had the most incidences of pollution being released into waterways at levels beyond what federal law allows. Houston Matters learns more and discusses what can be done to prevent such pollution.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Industrial Plants And Water Pollution, And Writer William T. Vollmann On Climate Change (April 12, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn more about a caravan of migrants arriving in Houston today to discuss the state’s so-called sanctuary cities law. We delve deeper into Houston's "apartment epidemic." We examine a new report about water pollution in Texas. Writer William T. Vollmann discusses his new two-volume series on climate change. And we learn about Sam Houston State's National Book Awards Festival.