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Full Show: Age Limits For Tackle Football, And Houston’s Connections To New Orleans (April 2, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn the latest on an incident at the Chevron Phillips facility in Baytown. Then, we discuss potential age limits on tackle football. Plus, we learn about Houston's connections to New Orleans as that city celebrates its tricentennial. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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Are Profits Killing Youth Sports?

Posted on · "I think youth sports have gotten away from what’s in the best interest of kids development. You get into, you know hey if I open up an indoor sports center, how much money can I make? So the more leagues I run, the more tournaments I run, the more programs I run, I’m going to make more money," says former tennis professional and current coach Meredith Walton

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Public Integrity Unit and Astros GM: Tuesday’s Show (March 31, 2015)

Posted on · There’s a new measure that would change what agency fights public corruption in Texas government. Right now, the Public Integrity Unit investigates public corruption and is managed by the Travis County District Attorney’s Office. But Senate Bill 10 would move it under the Texas Attorney General’s Office. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss […]

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How to Protect Your Child From Sports Injuries This School Year

Posted on · With another school year comes another year of youth sports, and sports injuries. We welcome your questions about how Houston area schools, coaches and parents can try to protect their young athletes from serious injury, including the latest thinking on treating concussions. Our guests are: Dr. Alfred Mansour, Pediatric Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Surgeon at Children’s […]

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Future of NASA and Space, and Theatres on the Move: Houston Matters for Thursday, August 21, 2014

Posted on · Houston was once Space City – but it simply may not be anymore. As government priorities change, privatization nudges out NASA, and we hitch Russian rides to the space station, what’s Houston’s role in space? On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with the Houston Chronicle “Sci Guy” Eric Berger about the future of the […]

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Houston Matters for Tues., Oct. 8, 2013

Posted on · A new Frontline documentary exploring the NFL’s concussion crisis premieres Tuesday night. League of Denial examines the impact concussion-related brain disease has had on former players, and what the National Football League is – or is not – doing about it. As we learn more about concussions and their effects, more parents are choosing not to […]