Houston Matters

Local Reaction To Gov. Abbott Ending The Texas Mask Mandate (March 3, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Houston leaders react to Gov. Abbott ending the state's mask mandate, the week in politics, Houston's best woman-owned restaurants, and the first Black conductor of the Baytown Symphony Orchestra.

Houston Matters

The Value Of Presidential Visits After A Disaster (Feb. 26, 2021)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Pres. Joe Biden is visiting Houston today in the wake of last week’s massive power and water outages. We discuss the value of post-disaster presidential visits. Plus: Providing trauma counseling for victims of sex trafficking, and celebrating 50 years of The Rothko Chapel.

Houston Matters

The Bigger Picture: How The Black Panther Movement Echoes In Black Lives Matter

Posted on · A Houston activist and a local film critic discuss the film Judas and the Black Messiah, the legacy of the Black Panthers, and reverberations in the current fight for civil rights within the Black Lives Matter movement.

Houston Matters

Will Lawsuits Against ERCOT Succeed? (Feb. 23, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: State lawmakers take up the governor’s emergency item on ERCOT reform, lawyers try to sue the energy grid operator over last week’s power outage, and Houston City Councilman Edward Pollard answers listener questions.

Houston Matters

How The Power Outage Affected Hospitals Amid A Pandemic, And Grocery Stores Work To Meet Demand (Feb. 22, 2021)

Posted on · On Monday’s show: We learn how last week’s freezing weather and power outages affected local hospitals fighting a pandemic, and we discuss how grocery stores are working to meet customer demand for food and bottled water.