Houston Matters

The response to gun violence, and the Muslim experience in Houston (May 26, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Homicides involving a gun have been on the rise in Harris County since 2018. In the wake of the school shooting in Uvalde, we discuss how we should respond. And a new survey reveals what life is like here for Muslims.

Houston Matters

School shooting in Uvalde, primary runoff results, and the life of George Floyd (May 25, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: We learn the latest on the fatal shooting at a Uvalde elementary school. Then we discuss the results from the Texas primary election runoffs. And a new book examines the life and struggles of George Floyd.

Houston Matters

Navigating high home prices and mortgage rates (May 24, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: A report found cover-ups of allegations and incidents of sexual abuse by Southern Baptist leaders and volunteers. Plus, City Council Member Edward Pollard answers your questions, we discover how Houstonians are adjusting to high home prices and mortgage rates, and we meet Houstonians who collect unusual things.

Town Square

Military efforts aren’t just focused on recruiting, they’re also focused on connecting with local community

Posted on · With May being National Military Appreciation Month, listeners call in to share messages of thanks to the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community, while local Marines discuss the state of recruiting during the pandemic and how Houston community support of the recruiting mission has played a key role. Plus, a Rice University political science professor gives an update on the Russia-Ukraine war.

Politics

This year’s Harris County elections have been plagued by long wait times. Tuesday could be more of the same

Posted on · Tuesday is Election Day in Texas, and the election administrator's office has already had difficulty with counting ballots and releasing election results. The office is anticipating more challenges amid push back from the county's Republican party.

Houston Matters

Baby formula shortage, and bacteria on Texas beaches (May 23, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: How the shortage of baby formula is affecting Houston families, and dealing with the problem of high concentrations of bacteria on Texas beaches -- some of it from human waste. Plus a gardening expert answers questions, and we get an update on Houston sports.

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Houston’s strong place in the global economy despite the pandemic (May 20, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: How Houston fared in international trade and business in 2021, plans to restore natural prairie around town, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and how bees have influenced human architecture.

Town Square

The stigma around discussing mental health

Posted on · Mental health experts, personal stories of mental illness, and how to provide a safe space to discuss these issues can lead to a road toward help and resources in a community coming together to raise awareness.