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Full Show: Voter Registration Challenges, And Sylvia Garcia Candidate Interview (Sept. 4, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: The Louisiana Cajun Navy prepares to help as Tropical Storm Gordon heads for Mississippi. We examines challenges to voter registration in Greater Houston. Democratic Congressional candidate Sylvia Garcia answers listener questions. And Jeff Balke updates us on local sports.

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Full Show: The Great Houston Flood of 1935, And Studying Hawaii’s Volcano (Aug. 3, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: NASA announces its first crews who will fly on commercial spacecraft. Then, we look back at the Great Houston Flood of 1935. We discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. A Rice professor tells us what she's learned from studying the erupting Kilauea volcano. And a local festival highlights women in jazz.

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Judge Rules Texas Defied Court Order On Voter ID Law

Posted on · It seems as if the twists and turns in the saga over the state’s voter ID law will never end. In the latest development, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos Monday (Sept. 19, 2016) determined the state’s voter education campaign is using misleading language to discourage eligible voters from going to the polls. When the […]

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Pensions, Voter ID, and Frost Town: Thursday’s Show (September 22, 2016)

Posted on · On Tuesday (Sept. 20, 2016), the Kinder Institute for Urban Research held a panel discussion on the future of Houston’s pension system. The discussion came just a few days after Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced an “historic” pension reform plan. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss the mayor’s plan and what hurdles remain […]

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Houston Hacks and Lady Bird and Lyndon: Friday’s Show (November 6, 2015)

Posted on · We all have little tricks to make our lives in Houston easier. Maybe yours include avoiding crowds by shopping for groceries during a Texans game, or maybe you know a special shortcut around traffic. On this edition of Houston Matters, we share your Houston life hacks. We also hear examples from Viula Torgerson, who writes The […]

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The Pros and Cons of Letting Voters Register Online

Posted on · The Texas House Elections Committee recently considered bills to make Texas the 21st state to allow citizens to register to vote online. The committee left both bills pending after hearing criticism primarily from Harris County, including Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan, Ed Johnson from the County Clerk’s office, and Alan Vera, who chairs the Ballot Security […]