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How The Houston Economy Looks — And Where It’s Headed (Oct. 16, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: A controversial new rule for Texas social workers, an update on the local economy, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and an interactive classical music experience along Buffalo Bayou.

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How Houston’s Most Vulnerable Are Still Being Evicted (Oct. 8, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Why some people are losing their homes without being evicted, Congressional candidate Sri Preston Kulkarni answers questions, food writers dish on the sweetest treats in town, and addressing maternal mortality in Harris County.

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Calls For Ken Paxton’s Resignation, And Congressional Candidate Mike Siegel (Oct. 6, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Inside the latest allegations against the state's attorney general, a conversation with Congressional candidate Mike Siegel, journalist Peter Baker discusses the career of James Baker, and the concept of architectural activism.

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Friday’s Houston Matters: Arkema Case Ends Without A Prosecution, And Gov. Abbott Limits Ballot Drop-Off Locations (Oct. 2, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's show: A judge rules prosecutors failed to prove their case against Arkema and its Crosby plant manager, Gov. Abbott wields his power in the battle over absentee ballots, how a group as diverse as Latinos came to be considered a monolithic voting bloc, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news, and Houstonians share their mental health stories.

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Thursday’s Houston Matters: The Battle Over Mail-In Ballots In Harris County, And Preventing The Next Pandemic (Oct. 1, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The latest in the battle over mail-in balloting in Harris County, local researchers are determined to catch the next pandemic before it spreads from animals to humans, advice for job seekers amid the pandemic, and how alligator snapping turtles came to thrive in Buffalo Bayou in the shadow of downtown.

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Tuesday’s Houston Matters: HPD’s New Cite And Release Program, And Oil And Gas Companies Reluctantly Embrace New Technology (Sept. 29, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Inside HPD's new cite and release program, why so few oil and gas companies are embracing new technology, and indigenous activists fight to protect the environment in their communities.

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Monday’s Houston Matters: Government’s Response To COVID-19 ‘Exposed’, And NYT Columnist Charles Blow On Race Relations (Sept. 28, 2020)

Posted on · On Monday's show: A Houston Chronicle investigation examines how all levels of government failed to prepare for the pandemic, NYT columnist Charles Blow discusses race relations, a local dentist answers your questions, and we get an update on the Texans and Astros.

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Friday’s Houston Matters: COVID-19 Cases At Texas Schools, And Robert Reich On America’s Economic Disparity (Sept. 25, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's show: COVID-19 cases at Texas school districts, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich on the growing economic inequity in America, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news, and a lifeline for the LBGTQ+ community during the pandemic.

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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.