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Houston Matters

By Houston Public Media

Houston Matters is a radio program airing weekdays at noon 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.
    Full Show: Benzene Levels Around Deer Park, And Combatting Antibiotic Resistance (March 21, 2019)03/21/2019
    50:30
  2. 2.
    Full Show: Chemical Fire Extinguished, New Kashmere Principal, And Writer Bryan Washington (March 20, 2019)03/20/2019
    50:55
  3. 3.
    Full Show: Deer Park Fire Update, And Coming To Terms With The South (March 19, 2019)03/19/2019
    50:20
  4. 4.
    Full Show: Deer Park Chemical Fire, And Houston Airports (March 18, 2019)03/18/2019
    50:40
  5. 5.
    Full Show: Houstonians React To Mosque Shootings, And Irish Ghost Stories (March 15, 2019)03/15/2019
    50:48
  6. 6.
    Full Show: Beto’s Presidential Run, Tax Prep Advice, And Steve Earle (March 14, 2019)03/14/2019
    50:32
  7. 7.
    Full Show: College Admissions Scandal, And The Weekly Political Roundup (March 13, 2019)03/13/2019
    50:38
  8. 8.
    Full Show: Mayor Sylvester Turner Answers Your Questions (March 12, 2019)03/12/2019
    50:21
  1. 9.
    Full Show: Texas Educators Rally At The Capitol, And CERAWeek Kicks Off (March 11, 2019)03/11/2019
    51:18
  2. 10.
    Full Show: County-Wide Polling Places, And Ending Daylight Saving Time (March 8, 2019)03/08/2019
    50:28
  3. 11.
    Full Show: Challenges Community Colleges Face, And Surviving Sexual Abuse (March 7, 2019)03/07/2019
    49:28
  4. 12.
    Full Show: Spotting Pollution After Harvey, And Houston’s Best Pizza (March 6, 2019)03/06/2019
    51:14
  5. 13.
    Full Show: Disaster Funds Favor The Rich, And Lowering Blood Alcohol Limits (March 5, 2019)03/05/2019
    51:03
  6. 14.
    Full Show: Problems With The Texas Permanent School Fund, And Proposed Driving Test Changes (March 4, 2019)03/04/2019
    50:41
  7. 15.
    Full Show: Methodists React To LGBTQ Vote, And Houston’s ‘Extreme 911’ Saves A Man In Scotland (March 1, 2019)03/01/2019
    50:26
  8. 16.
    Full Show: Pedestrian Deaths, And Covering Climate Change (Feb. 28, 2019)02/28/2019
    51:13
  9. 17.
    Full Show: Harris Co. Dept. Of Education Controversy, And The Weekly Political Roundup (Feb. 27, 2019)02/27/2019
    51:06
  10. 18.
    Full Show: Southern Baptist Investigation Update, And Helping Institutions Prevent Abuse (Feb. 26, 2019)02/26/2019
    50:28
  11. 19.
    Full Show: Cargo Plane Crash Investigation, And Houston Pet Peeves (Feb. 25, 2019)02/25/2019
    51:07
  12. 20.
    Full Show: Same-Sex Benefits Case, Pothole Repair, And Writer Justin Cronin (Feb. 22, 2019)02/22/2019
    50:53
  13. 21.
    Full Show: Mayor’s Gun Violence Commission, Jeff Skilling Released, And The Doctor Shortage In Texas (Feb. 21, 2019)02/21/2019
    50:32
  14. 22.
    Full Show: Crosby ISD Audit, And The Political Roundup (Feb. 20, 2019)02/20/2019
    51:00
  15. 23.
    Full Show: No-Knock Raids, And Unsung Civil Rights Leaders (Feb. 19, 2019)02/19/2019
    50:43
  16. 24.
    Full Show: Investigating An HPD Officer, And Former Astronaut Dave Williams (Feb. 18, 2019)02/18/2019
    50:45
  17. 25.
    Full Show: Bail Reform Lawsuit, The History Of Blackface, And Musician John Oates (Feb. 15, 2019)02/15/2019
    50:18
  18. 26.
    Full Show: Federal Employees Brace For The Unknown, And Dealing With Road Debris (Feb. 14, 2019)02/14/2019
    51:26
  19. 27.
    Full Show: Vaccine Legislation, Political Roundup, And Opportunity Zones (Feb. 13, 2019)02/13/2019
    50:41
  20. 28.
    Full Show: Future Transit Projects, And Adventure Playgrounds (Feb. 12, 2019)02/12/2019
    51:01
  21. 29.
    Full Show: Sexual Abuse At Southern Baptist Churches, And Holocaust Survivor Jacob Eisenbach (Feb. 11, 2019)02/11/2019
    50:35
  22. 30.
    Full Show: Police Chief Acevedo Supports Hiring Additional Prosecutors, And A Perfect Day Off In Houston (Feb. 8, 2019)02/08/2019
    50:30
  23. 31.
    Full Show: Gun Violence Study, Energy Outlook, And The Evolution Of…Evolution (Feb. 7, 2019)02/07/2019
    50:32
  24. 32.
    Full Show: Political Roundup, New Restaurants, And The Battleship Texas (Feb. 6, 2019)02/06/2019
    50:15
  25. 33.
    Full Show: Health Care Merger Called Off, And Non-Citizen Voters List (Feb. 5, 2019)02/05/2019
    51:09
  26. 34.
    Full Show: Strife In The HISD Board, And Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (Feb. 4, 2019)02/04/2019
    50:45
  27. 35.
    Full Show: Road Closures, Voter Lists, And The Music Of Harry Potter (Feb. 1, 2019)02/01/2019
    50:42
  28. 36.
    Full Show: Naming Accused Priests, And Houston’s Biggest Mistakes (Jan. 31, 2019)01/31/2019
    50:16
  29. 37.
    Full Show: Non-Citizen Voter List, Political Roundup, And DNA Testing For Cancer (Jan. 30, 2019)01/30/2019
    50:46
  30. 38.
    Full Show: Police Officer Shooting Update, And Uncovering Who Murdered A CIA Agent (Jan. 29, 2019)01/29/2019
    50:31
  31. 39.
    Full Show: Rep. Dan Crenshaw, And The Alley Theatre’s New Artistic Director (Jan. 28, 2019)01/28/2019
    49:55
  32. 40.
    Full Show: Violence In Schools, Confederate Symbols, And NPR’s Carrie Johnson (Jan. 25, 2019)01/25/2019
    50:37
  33. 41.
    Full Show: Division In Venezuela, And Harris Co. Judge Lina Hidalgo (Jan. 24, 2019)01/24/2019
    50:44
  34. 42.
    Full Show: HISD Accreditation Investigation, And Comedian Aasif Mandvi (Jan. 23, 2019)01/23/2019
    50:36
  35. 43.
    Full Show: Relief For Furloughed Federal Employees, And Latino Muslims (Jan. 22, 2019)01/22/2019
    50:32
  36. 44.
    Full Show: Bail Reform, And Houston Noise (Jan. 18, 2019)01/18/2019
    50:54
  37. 45.
    Full Show: HISD’s Superintendent Search, And A Near-Fatal Spacewalk (Jan. 17, 2019)01/17/2019
    50:27
  38. 46.
    Full Show: Teacher Pay Raise Proposal, And How College Has Changed (Jan. 16, 2018)01/16/2019
    50:26
  39. 47.
    Full Show: Federal Workers Rally, And Term Limits For Congress And Senate (Jan. 15, 2019)01/15/2019
    50:58
  40. 48.
    Full Show: The Shutdown’s Effect On Airports, And Harvey Recovery Centers Opening (Jan. 14, 2019)01/14/2019
    50:19
  41. 49.
    Full Show: Views On Muslim Americans, And The Catholic Church Grapples With Credibility (Jan. 11, 2019)01/11/2019
    50:27
  42. 50.
    Full Show: Pres. Trump Visits The Border, And A Mass Shooting Survivor’s Unusual Response (Jan. 10, 2019)01/10/2019
    50:48

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