Full Show: Flood Prevention Conference, And Political Roundup (Feb. 21, 2018)

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Policy experts from around the world are in Houston today to talk about Harvey. The Rice University conference comes just days before the six month anniversary of the storm. News 88.7’s Travis Bubenik shares the latest f…

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Full Show: Home Buying After Harvey, And Tax Reform’s Impact On Houston’s Economy (Feb. 20, 2018)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: As we approach the six-month anniversary of Harvey, Houston’s real estate market is heating up. So, how are buyers and sellers navigating the post-Harvey home-buying market? We talk with Sam Brody with Texas A&M Univer…

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Full Show: The Story Of Black Colleges And Universities, And Anthony Graves Tells His Story (Feb. 19, 2018)

On Monday’s Houston Matters: Starting tomorrow (Feb. 20), Texans can begin casting ballots in the 2018 primary election. Early voting runs through March 2 ahead of Election Day on March 6. We walk you through what you need to know before you cast your …

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Full Show: Restaurants And The #MeToo Movement, And Gentrification Of The Third Ward (Feb. 16, 2018)

On Friday’s Houston Matters: Houston just earned an unprecedented number of James Beard Award semifinalist nominations. But did the #MeToo movement play a role in who wasn’t picked? Local food writers Eric Sandler and Gwendolyn Knapp talk it over. Also…

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Full Show: Proposed Rules For Houston Floodplains, And Texas After The Confederacy (Feb. 15, 2018)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: The City of Houston is proposing new rules regarding new construction within Houston’s floodplains. Public Works Director Carol Haddock joins us to explain what’s being discussed. Also this hour: We learn what difficultie…

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Full Show: African Americans At The Olympics, And Political Roundup (Feb. 14, 2018)

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Educational leaders from around the nation are in Houston today to discuss how to get more Hispanic students into STEM fields. Some of those experts lay out the challenges of getting these students into science, technolo…

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Full Show: Commissioners Court Votes On Astrodome, And Measuring Presidential Accomplishments (Feb. 13, 2018)

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Harris County Commissioners Court voted to move forward with renovations of the Astrodome. We find out more and learn what else commissioners decided on this morning. Then, the Houston branch of the NAACP is launching a ne…

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Full Show: Trump’s Infrastructure Plan, And Law Enforcement And The Black Community (Feb. 12, 2018)

On Monday’s Houston Matters: President Trump is unveiling his $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan today. What challenges could the plan present for Houston? Mark Jones from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy walks us through the plan. Al…

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Full Show: Houston’s Korean Community, And The Kings Of Big Spring (Feb. 9, 2018)

On Friday’s Houston Matters: The HISD board has postponed a vote related to possible teacher layoffs and other campus-based employees. The district says Harvey is partly to blame for a budget deficit that is forcing the cost-saving measures. We get the…

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Full Show: DREAMers And Mental Health, And Discovering Lost Civilizations With Lasers (Feb. 8, 2018)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: We learn about the mental and physical health challenges faced by DREAMers — undocumented immigrants brought to the United States by their parents when they were children. Dr. Luz Garcini of Rice University discusses her…

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