Houston Matters

By Houston Public Media

Houston Matters is a radio program airing weekdays at 9 am on Houston Public Media News 88.7 FM in Houston. During each hour, we’ll investigate the issues and ideas, people and places that make Houston…well…Houston! We’ll talk about current events, politics, education, health care, the environment, business, transportation, arts and culture, literature, sports and leisure. But we also hope that what we do each day on Houston Matters serves as the beginning of a conversation — one we hope you’ll continue here, at home, at work, with family, with friends and neighbors. We hope to introduce Houstonians to one another, to celebrate our diversity, and to engage one another through stories and conversations that demonstrate depth and context. Just the sort of thing you count on from public media.

  1. 1.
    Remembering Texas Feminist Sissy Farenthold (Sept. 28, 2021)
    49:17
  2. 2.
    Texas Passes The 4 Million COVID-19 Case Mark (Sept. 27, 2021)
    50:46
  3. 3.
    How Schools Are Handling COVID (Sept. 24, 2021)
    48:08
  4. 4.
    Why Mayor Turner Fired His Housing Director (Sept. 23, 2021)
    50:11
  5. 5.
    Deputies Sue Over Working Conditions In The Harris County Jail (Sept. 22, 2021)
    51:03
  6. 6.
    Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo (Sept. 21, 2021)
    49:59
  7. 7.
    The Financial Cost Of COVID (Sept. 20, 2021)
    50:34
  8. 8.
    Potential COVID-19 Booster Shot Rollout In Houston (Sept. 17, 2021)
    50:08
  1. 9.
    Texas Sues More School Districts Over Their Mask Policies (Sept. 16, 2021)
    49:03
  2. 10.
    Coastal Communities Clean Up From Nicholas (Sept. 15, 2021)
    50:09
  3. 11.
    Assessing The Damage From Hurricane Nicholas (Sept. 14, 2021)
    49:51
  4. 12.
    Preparing For Tropical Storm Nicholas And Pontential Flooding (Sept. 13, 2021)
    51:20
  5. 13.
    How 9/11 Affected Houston – Pt. 2 (Sept. 10, 2021)
    51:42
  6. 14.
    How 9/11 Affected Houston – Pt. 1 (Sept. 9, 2021)
    50:13
  7. 15.
    Previewing The Third Special Session (Sept. 8, 2021)
    50:16
  8. 16.
    Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, And Investigating Heat-Related Deaths In Texas (Sept. 7, 2021)
    50:27
  9. 17.
    Pediatric COVID Hospitalizations In Houston (Sept. 3, 2021)
    49:35
  10. 18.
    Reactions To Texas’ New Abortion Law (Sept. 2, 2021)
    51:18
  11. 19.
    666 New Laws Take Effect Today (Sept. 1, 2021)
    50:27
  12. 20.
    How Houston’s Helping In The Aftermath Of Ida (Aug. 31, 2021)
    50:54
  13. 21.
    Ida’s Impact On Louisiana (Aug. 30, 2021)
    50:38
  14. 22.
    Ida Becomes A Tropical Storm And Is Heading For Louisiana (Aug. 27, 2021)
    50:56
  15. 23.
    Vanessa Wyche Takes The Helm At NASA’s Johnson Space Center (Aug. 26, 2021)
    50:32
  16. 24.
    Harris Co. Commissioner Tom Ramsey, And Serving Non-Traditional College Students (Aug. 24, 2021)
    51:15
  17. 25.
    The First Day Of School Amid COVID’s Fourth Wave And Battles Over Masks (Aug. 23, 2021)
    50:15
  18. 26.
    Resettling Afghan Refugees In Houston (Aug. 20, 2021)
    50:23
  19. 27.
    How COVID Booster Shots Work And Who Needs One (Aug. 19, 2021)
    49:47
  20. 28.
    Daily Hospitalizations Hit A New Record At The Medical Center (Aug. 18, 2021)
    50:25
  21. 29.
    COVID-19 Hospitalizations In Houston Are On Pace To Set A New Record (Aug. 17, 2021)
    52:48
  22. 30.
    What The Texas Supreme Court Ruling Means For Harris County’s Mask Lawsuit (Aug. 16, 2021)
    51:06
  23. 31.
    A Mask Mandate For Schools, And Vaccines For Pregnant Women (Aug. 13, 2021)
    49:31
  24. 32.
    Mask Mandates And The Battle Between State And Local Control (Aug. 12, 2021)
    50:24
  25. 33.
    Will College Students Returning To Campus Be Required To Wear Masks? (Aug. 11, 2021)
    49:46
  26. 34.
    HISD Superintendent Millard House II On Mask Mandates & Education Amid COVID (Aug. 10, 2021)
    49:50
  27. 35.
    Getting Rid Of Houston’s Highways (Aug. 9, 2021)
    49:49
  28. 36.
    COVID Threat Level Raised To Red (Aug. 6, 2021)
    51:45
  29. 37.
    Burned Out Nurses In A Pandemic (Aug. 5, 2021)
    50:52
  30. 38.
    Fort Bend County Judge KP George On The COVID Threat (Aug. 4, 2021)
    50:59
  31. 39.
    What Parents Need To Know About COVID Before School Starts (Aug. 3, 2021)
    51:43
  32. 40.
    The Governor’s Executive Order Banning Mask Mandates (Aug. 2, 2021)
    50:56
  33. 41.
    Guilt As A Positive Motivator To Change The World (July 30, 2021)
    49:56
  34. 42.
    Why Houstonians And Texans Are Struggling More During The Pandemic (July 29, 2021)
    49:41
  35. 43.
    When Should Vaccinated People Wear A Mask? (July 28, 2021)
    50:28
  36. 44.
    A ‘Fourth Wave’ Of COVID-19 (July 26, 2021)
    48:41
  37. 45.
    How Rising COVID Numbers Are Affecting One Local Hospital System (July 23, 2021)
    49:13
  38. 46.
    Hazardous Chemical Leak In La Porte Enters Second Day (July 22, 2021)
    50:29
  39. 47.
    Recent COVID Trends, & Addressing The Court Backlog (July 21, 2021)
    50:54
  40. 48.
    Growth In Houston Slowing Down (July 20, 2021)
    50:18
  41. 49.
    District Attorney Kim Ogg (July 19, 2021)
    49:50
  42. 50.
    What We Know About The Delta Variant In Greater Houston (July 16, 2021)
    50:05

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