Houston Matters

To Sit or Not to Sit: That Is the Question (At Work, Anyway)

Posted on · (Above: Houston Public Media's Dacia Clay works at a standing desk where she serves as a web producer for News 88.7. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media) There's a lot of debate these days about the benefits of using a standing desk. Some argue standing while you work is much better for your health than […]

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Freedmen’s Town Bricks, and East End Development: Tuesday’s Show (January 24, 2017)

Posted on · For the second time, the Freedmen's Town bricks were ripped up by city contractors, despite explicit instructions from the city not to disturb the bricks. So why does this keeping happening? What can the neighborhood do to preserve what's left of these bricks? What more can the city do, when Mayor Sylvester Turner has already […]

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EPA Emissions Plan, Better Work Spaces & Texas Lighthouses: Houston Matters for Wed., June 4, 2014

Posted on · The Obama Administration this week announced new mandates for cutting carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel power plants and said that plants in Texas must cut their carbon emissions by 39 percent by 2030. Today on Houston Matters, we learn about the proposal from the EPA and what it would take for Texas to meet […]