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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.

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    Friday’s Houston Matters: Gov. Abbott Loosening COVID-19 Restrictions, And Honoring Houston’s Latino Icons (Sept. 18, 2020)09/18/2020
    53:40
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    Thursday’s Houston Matters: Improving Law Enforcement Encounters With Those With Autism, And Stories From Daily Life In Space (Sept. 17, 2020)09/17/2020
    54:17
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    Wednesday’s Houston Matters: The Week In Politics, And The Health Of Galveston Bay (Sept. 16, 2020)09/16/2020
    52:13
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    Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Doctors Look To Plasma To Combat COVID, And City Council Member Carolyn Evans-Shabazz (Sept. 15, 2020)09/15/2020
    52:21
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    Monday’s Houston Matters: City Pulls Out Of Housing Stability Task Force (Sept. 14, 2020)09/14/2020
    51:21
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    Friday’s Houston Matters: Officers Fired Over Nicholas Chavez Shooting, And Back To School At UH (Sep. 11, 2020)09/11/2020
    54:23
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    Thursday’s Houston Matters: Concerns Over Fast-Tracking COVID-19 Vaccines, And Health Care Cost Transparency (Sep. 10, 2020)09/10/2020
    52:14
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    Wednesday’s Houston Matters: HISD Students Struggle To Access Classes, And World Sky Race (Sept. 9, 2020)09/09/2020
    53:44
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    Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Antibody Testing Survey, And Retiring In Houston (Sept. 8, 2020)09/08/2020
    53:39
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    Friday’s Houston Matters: Racial Disparities In Health, And Book Lovers Unite Online (Sep. 4, 2020)09/04/2020
    52:38
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    Thursday’s Houston Matters: Voter Registration Challenges, And Murder Case Backlog (Sep. 3, 2020)09/03/2020
    52:51
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    Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Houston’s Role In The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement, And The Battle Over Mail-in Balloting (Sep. 2, 2020)09/02/2020
    52:56
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    Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Reforming The Police Oversight Board, Immigrant Children’s Mental Health (Sep. 1, 2020)09/01/2020
    53:43
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    Monday’s Houston Matters: How Women Have Shaped Politics, And David Eagleman On The Ever-Changing Brain (Aug. 31, 2020)08/31/2020
    53:04
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    Friday’s Houston Matters: Refineries Versus Hurricanes, And The Pandemic Causes Missed Diagnoses (Aug. 28, 2020)08/28/2020
    53:02
  8. 16.
    Special Edition: Lessons of Hurricane Laura08/27/2020
    57:51
  9. 17.
    Thursday’s Houston Matters: The Latest Updates On Hurricane Laura (Aug. 27, 2020)08/27/2020
    51:48
  10. 18.
    Special Edition: Preparing for Hurricane Laura08/26/2020
    1:00:00
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    Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Hurricane Laura Update, And Texas Coast Evacuates (Aug. 26, 2020)08/26/2020
    52:26
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    Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Tropical Weather Update, And Remembering Developer Gerald Hines (Aug 25, 2020)08/25/2020
    53:06
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    Monday’s Houston Matters: Tropical Weather Approaches, And Breweries Adapt To COVID-19 (Aug. 24, 2020)08/24/2020
    53:16
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    Friday’s Houston Matters: COVID-19 In The Latino Community, And High School Football In The Pandemic (Aug. 21, 2020)08/21/2020
    52:46
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    Thursday’s Houston Matters: Why School Districts Are Pushing Back Against County Health Experts (Aug. 20, 2020)08/20/2020
    53:13
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    Wednesday’s Houston Matters: HISD Interim Superintendent Dr. Grenita Lathan, And The Week In Politics (Aug. 19, 2020)08/19/2020
    52:36
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    Tuesday’s Houston Matters: City Council Member Robert Gallegos, And Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens (Aug. 18, 2020)08/18/2020
    51:33
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    Monday’s Houston Matters: COVID-19 Update, And Ask The Sleep Doctor (Aug. 17, 2020)08/17/2020
    52:11
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    Friday’s Houston Matters: Services Honoring Vanessa Guillen This Weekend, And Navigating The Changing Career Frontier (Aug. 14, 2020)08/14/2020
    52:59
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    Special Edition: Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Epidemiologist Dr. Catherine Troisi (August 13, 2020)08/13/2020
    55:00
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    Thursday’s Houston Matters: Halliburton’s Plans To Mitigate Financial Losses, And Making Newsrooms More Diverse (Aug. 13, 2020)08/13/2020
    53:04
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    Special Edition: HISD Interim Superintendent Dr. Granita Lathan, Psychiatrist Dr. George Santos and Social Advocate Jammy Kiggundu (August 12, 2020)08/12/2020
    55:00
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    Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Homeschooling In A Pandemic, The Week In Politics, And Making Houston Prettier (Aug. 12, 2020)08/12/2020
    52:50
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    Special Edition: Criminal Justice Reporter Keri Blakinger and TDCJ’s Jeremy Desel08/11/2020
    54:58
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    Tuesday’s Houston Matters: A Teacher’s Concerns About Returning To School, And City Council Member Tiffany Thomas (Aug. 11, 2020)08/11/2020
    53:09
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    Special Edition: Dietrich von Biedenfeld, Rozina Damani, and Dr. Susan McLellan (August 10, 2020)08/10/2020
    57:04
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    Monday’s Houston Matters: The Pandemic’s Impact On Public Hospitals, And A New Addition At Memorial Park (Aug. 10, 2020)08/10/2020
    52:41
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    Special Edition: Dr. Vivian Ho, AMA President Dr. Susan Bailey, and Dr. Dietrich von Biedenfeld (August 7, 2020)08/07/2020
    52:29
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    Friday’s Houston Matters: Financial Challenges Facing Hospitals, And Businesses Insurance Issues In The Economic Crash (Aug. 7, 2020)08/07/2020
    53:26
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    Special Edition: Epidemiologist Dr. Catherine Troisi (August 6, 2020)08/06/2020
    55:00
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    Thursday’s Houston Matters: Spring Branch Superintendent, And An Atomic Bomb Survivor’s Story (Aug. 6, 2020)08/06/2020
    53:58
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    Special Edition: Texas Rep. Armando Walle, Dr. Joseph Petrosino and Politifact.com’s Daniel Funke (August 5, 2020)08/05/2020
    55:00
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    Wednesday’s Houston Matters: The Political Battle Over Back-To-School Plans, And Houston Restaurant Weeks (Aug. 5, 2020)08/05/2020
    54:26
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    Special Edition: Dr. Umair Shah; and The Issue of Renaming Baytown’s Robert E. Lee High School (August 4, 2020)08/04/2020
    55:00
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    Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, And COVID-19 Case Reporting (Aug. 4, 2020)08/04/2020
    52:47
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    Special Edition: Dr. Rashmi Jaitly and AARP Foundation’s Lisa Marsh Ryerson (August 3, 2020)08/03/2020
    55:00
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    Monday’s Houston Matters: El Paso One Year After The Walmart Shooting (Aug. 3, 2020)08/03/2020
    52:51
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    Special Edition: Dr. Vivian Ho, Heath Racela, and Dr. Dietrich von Biedenfeld (July 31, 2020)07/31/2020
    52:59
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    Friday’s Houston Matters: The Latest Jobless Numbers, And Drilling At Lake Sommerville (July 31, 2020)07/31/2020
    52:31
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    Special Edition: Tony Green and Dr. Catherine Troisi (July 30, 2020)07/30/2020
    54:59
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    Thursday’s Houston Matters: Back-To-School Plans At Fort Bend ISD, And Parenting In A Pandemic (July 30, 2020)07/30/2020
    53:16
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    Special Edition: Dr. Brian Reed and Dr. Zachary Dreyfuss (July 29, 2020)07/29/2020
    55:00

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