Houston Matters

Friday’s Houston Matters: Texas School COVID Update, US Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, The Montrose Center (Sept. 25, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's Show: Texas school districts report scattered COVID cases, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich says that conflict in politics in the U.S are larger than the two major parties, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news, and the Montrose Center provides COVID relief and more to the LBGTQ+ community.

Texas

Gov. Greg Abbott Calls For New Crimes, Mandatory Jail Time For Certain Offenses Related To Protests

Posted on · Abbott's campaign event came after a majority of likely Texas voters in a recent poll said that law and order is a bigger issue than the pandemic. Yet, they were also more likely to say that racism in the criminal justice system is a larger problem than riots in American cities.

Houston Matters

Thursday’s Houston Matters: Clearing Up A COVID Test Backlog, And Grading Houston On Inclusivity (Sept. 24, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Clearing up a backlog of COVID-19 tests, Houston falls behind in racial and economic equity, a look at the movie Antebellum by Houston’s Gerard Bush, and stories from the integration of Texas football.

Energy & Environment

Weekly Oil Market Crash Update: Oil Majors Could Sell More Than $100 Billion In Assets For Shift To Renewables; RRC Elects New Chair

Posted on · Houston-based ConocoPhillips along with the world’s other seven major oil companies might also cease oil and gas operations in more than 200 countries, according to a Rystad Energy report.

Houston Matters

Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Monitoring Air Pollution During Storms, And The Week In Politics (Sept. 23, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Tropical Storm Beta provides air quality information for Harris County, our weekly political roundup, a bug expert answers your questions, and an author returns to Texas 40 years after a falling out.