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A spike in upstream oil and gas jobs, and Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis (March 29, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Why Texas added 5,100 upstream oil and gas jobs last month, Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis answers your questions, and a conversation with poet Nikki Giovanni.

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Friday’s Show: Battles Over Jurisdiction In A Pandemic, And Restaurants Start Reopening (May 1, 2020)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: The push and pull over governmental authority in a crisis, extraordinary measures as restaurants reopen, how social distancing has affected wildlife, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and retiring State Sen. Kirk Watson on training future leaders.

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What Could Proposed Changes To The Endangered Species Act Mean For Critters — And Business — In Texas?

Posted on · The Trump administration has proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act. Houston Matters discusses what that could mean for creatures in need of protection in the Lone Star State as well as the oil and gas industry here.

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Full Show: School Walkouts, And Political Roundup (March 14, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Student walkouts are planned across the country to protest gun violence. Even though most of the region is on Spring Break, there are still activities planned in Greater Houston. Then, we discuss the latest political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas. Plus, an expert talks about antibiotic-resistant epidemics. And an expert on Houston wildlife answers your questions.

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Bright Light or Bright Blight? Is Light Pollution a Necessary Part of Urban Life or Harmful?

Posted on · In this major metropolitan area of ours, there are a lot of lights on at all hours. Not just in our homes but on our streets, glowing from traffic lights, businesses, car headlights, and more. Recently, News 88.7’s Florian Martin was contacted by a Houstonian concerned LED bulbs being deployed for the city’s street lights […]

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Journalist Roundtable and Light Pollution: Wednesday’s Show (November 18, 2015)

Posted on · It’s been a busy stretch for those who cover the news. You may feel some media outlets have done well, and others not so much, while reporting on everything from the terrorist attacks in Paris to recent unrest on college campuses to this month's election here in Houston. From time to time on the program […]