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To Buy or Not To Buy a Home, We Asked the Experts

Posted on · As more and more new Houstonians arrive, many are contemplating whether or not to purchase a home. Interest rates are as low as they have ever been, and yet, for long-time renters who have never made that plunge into home buying, there is often an uneasy feeling that another shoe could drop, that depending on […]

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How Does Emotion Fuel Views in the Gun Debate?

Posted on · What's your relationship with guns? If you own a gun, why do you own it? If you don't, why don't you? And how much of that decision is predicated on emotion? How about our ongoing conversation about gun rights and gun control – is it based in fact, or based in feeling? We talked to […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, May 3, 2013

Posted on · The National Rifle Association's annual convention is under way here in Houston. Some 70,000 are expected to attend. After Newtown, some believed the country might be ready for a new conversation about guns. Instead, gun control and gun rights advocates seem more entrenched than ever. Today on Houston Matters, the gun debate and Houstonians' thoughts […]

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Describing Houston in 6 Words

Posted on · What six words best describe Houston? We asked sources in KUHF’s Public Insight Network on six-word phrases that capture the essence of the Bayou City. Listen to what they had to say.

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KUHF Reporters Talk About the Issues they Cover in Houston

Posted on · The U.S. Census Bureau says the Houston metro area has seen greater population growth than any other U.S. metro area in the last decade. And last year, Harris County added more residents than any other U.S. county. We talked to KUHF reporters Gail DeLaughter, Dave Fehling, Carrie Feibel, Laura Isensee, and Andrew Schneider. Each covers […]

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Mayor Annise Parker and Others Weigh in on the State of the City

Posted on · For 32 years, Rice University’s Kinder Institute Houston Area Survey has tracked the social and political landscape of Houston. This year's survey is out, and it has some compelling things to say about Houstonians’ attitudes on issues ranging from immigration to gun control to same sex marriage and beyond. We spoke to the author of […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, April 26, 2013

Posted on · For 32 years, the Kinder Houston Area Survey has tracked the social and political landscape of Houston. This year's survey is out, and it has some compelling things to say about Houstonians attitudes on issues ranging from immigration to gun control to same sex marriage and beyond. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss […]

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KUHF News to Launch Houston Matters; Craig Cohen To Host

Posted on · Craig Cohen, a 20+ year veteran of broadcast journalism, will host Houston Matters, a new public affairs show on KUHF News 88.7FM and kuhf.org beginning Friday, April 26 from noon to 1pm. The radio program will initially air weekly, each Friday, with plans to expand to a daily broadcast as additional staff is hired. Houston Matters will focus on news, trends and topical issues of interest and importance to the Greater Houston community.

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Discussing the Latest Texting While Driving Bill in the Texas Legislature

Posted on · As the Texas Legislature again takes up a texting while driving ban, we want to know what you think – would such a ban statewide discourage you from texting? What about all the other distractions on the road? Joined by State Representative Tom Craddick who serves the 82nd district, which includes Midland and Harris County […]