Houston Matters

Full Show: Primary Election Runoff Day, And Hurricane Season Preparedness (May 22, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We recap what's at stake in the runoffs in the Texas primary election. We discuss the ethical questions raised by research on human embryos. We go shopping for an emergency kit with Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. And we learn about the diverse musical acts coming to Houston this summer.

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Full Show: Santa Fe Shooting Update, And Houston’s Role In A Global Economy (May 21, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We bring you the latest updates on the Santa Fe High School mass shooting. We examine how recent global events might affect Houston's economy. NPR’s Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow takes a closer look at some upcoming local races. Houston native Kat Edmonson talks about her music. And Jeff Balke updates us on local sports.

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Full Show: Immigration Issues In Houston, And Author Jon Meacham On ‘The Soul of America’ (May 17, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We discuss how the Brown v. Board of Education ruling is reflected in Houston schools today. Then, News 88.7's Elizabeth Trovall updates us on immigration issues in the region. Plus, writer Jon Meacham talks about his latest book, The Soul of America. And writer Aja Gabel discusses setting her debut novel in the intense dynamic of a group of young chamber musicians.

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Full Show: Heart Transplant Complications, Political Roundup, And A Mariachi Opera (May 16, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We examine why heart transplant patients at one Houston hospital have had more complications than others. We get an update on the state of the energy industry and on environmental issues facing the region. Our experts break down the latest national, state, and local political stories. And we learn about an opera featuring mariachi music.

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Full Show: Sports Betting In Texas, And ‘How To Walk Away’ (May 15, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We learn how a major ruling on sports betting might affect Texas. Then, a new report says Houston can't expect all the oil jobs lost in the latest downturn to return. Plus, we get an update on transportation issues in the region. We learn about a summit addressing sexual harassment. And Houston writer Katherine Center discusses her new novel, How To Walk Away.

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Full Show: New U.S. Embassy In Jerusalem, And Precision Engineering (May 14, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: A former ambassador provides analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a new U.S. embassy opens in Jerusalem. Then, we discuss the pressing issues facing Houston's education community. Plus, writer Simon Winchester discusses his book, The Perfectionists. And Jeff Balke updates us on local sports.

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Full Show: Term Limits Hearing, And Bernstein’s Broadway Hits (May 11, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We take a closer look at a lawsuit over term limits. Then, a mother's relationship with her daughter transforms as the pair travels the world. Plus, our panel of non-experts weighs The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week’s news. And we appreciate the Broadway music of Leonard Bernstein in advance of a special performance by the Houston Chamber Choir.

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Full Show: Taekwondo Instructor Facing Sexual Misconduct Allegations, And The Death Of Dairy Queen (May 10, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn about sexual misconduct allegations against a famed Sugar Land taekwondo instructor. We revisit the New Horizons mission to Pluto. We learn why Dairy Queens are disappearing from some small Texas towns. And a photographer documents changes along the US-Mexico border.

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Full Show: Mapping The DNA Of All Life On Earth, And Ira Glass (May 9, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We learn about efforts to reduce flooding in area bayous and how underground tunnels might help. We discuss the week's political news and learn about efforts to map the genome of every species on earth. And we talk with Ira Glass about lessons he's learned in his public radio career.

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Full Show: Immigration Policy Under Trump, And Sean Astin On Mental Health (May 8, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: A new report examines how immigration policy and enforcement have changed under the Trump administration. Actor Sean Astin talks about improving our national dialogue on mental health. And a new choral performance in Los Angeles get its inspiration partially from Houston.

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Full Show: Prison Heat Lawsuit, And Japanese Investment In Houston (May 7, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: A potential settlement is near in a class action lawsuit over heat in a Texas prison. Then, Texas and Japanese officials meet in Houston for an economic summit. Plus, a local veterinarian answers your pet care questions. And Jeff Balke updates us on local sports.

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Full Show: Houston Partnering With Microsoft, And Outsider Art (May 4, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn about a new partnership between Microsoft and the City of Houston. Then, the Houston Chronicle's executive editor talks about the general state of the newspaper industry. Our panel of non-experts discusses The Good, Bad, & Ugly of the week's news. And a new book examines outsider art in Texas.

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Full Show: Stress After The 2016 Election, And A Lost Boy Of Sudan (May 3, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn about hotspots of the dangerous chemical dioxin found in some area waterways. Then, a new study seems to indicate an increase in stress after the 2016 election. Plus, a former Lost Boy of Sudan shares his story. And we bid farewell to Houston Public Media's Edel Howlin.

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Full Show: Political Roundup, And The Lost Restaurants Of Houston (May 2, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: A Texas Congressman explains the benefits of a new human trafficking bill. Then, our local experts analyze the latest political news. Our group of local food writers discusses the best places for low-carb dining in Greater Houston. And we remember the lost restaurants from Houston's past.