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Houston Matters is a radio program airing Fridays at noon on KUHF 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.More from Houston Matters »

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GOP Convention Wrap-Up: Friday's Show (July 22, 2016)

The 2016 Republican National Convention concluded last night (July 21, 2016), with Donald Trump accepting his party's nomination for President. On this edition of Houston Matters, News 88.7's politics and government reporter Andrew Schneider joins us from Cleveland to discuss the Texas GOP delegation's week. (Above: Texas delegates cast their votes on the floor of the 2016 Republican National Convention in ...

Voting Rights Ruling and Design Your Own Houston Theme Park: Thursday's Show (July 21, 2016)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Wednesday ruled the state's voter ID law is discriminatory, and violates the Voting Rights Act. If that sounds familiar to you, it's because this is not the first time a federal court has found flaws with the Texas law — it's actually the fourth time in less than four years. On ...

Voting Rights Ruling and Design Your Own Houston Theme Park: Thursday's Show (July 21, 2016)

Houston's Next Moon Shot: Wednesday's Show (July 20, 2016)

On this date 47 years ago, Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon. It was one of Space City's greatest moments — and one of humankind's, as well. But it really began, in earnest, seven years earlier when President John F. Kennedy, in a speech at Rice University, challenged America "to go to the moon...in this decade...because that goal will serve to organize and measure the ...

The Eighties Oil Bust and Local Brexit Reactions: Tuesday's Show (July 19, 2016)

Slogging through an economic slowdown after a period of rapid growth can be frustrating – it can also be easy to lose perspective. On this edition of Houston Matters, we travel back in time 30 years to July of 1986, with the help of Houston Matters' new WABAC machine! Also with the help of an area economist, former reporter, and ...

The Eighties Oil Bust and Local Brexit Reactions: Tuesday's Show (July 19, 2016)

Law Enforcement and Open Carry: Monday's Show (July 18, 2016)

Three law enforcement officers were fatally shot – and three more wounded – Sunday morning in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. State police officials today say the shooter "was targeting officers." The attack on police, of course, follows the one in Dallas just eleven days ago at an otherwise peaceful protest organized in response to two high-profile shooting deaths this month by ...

Political Roundtable and Video Game Music: Friday's show (July 15, 2016)

The 2016 Republican National Convention kicks off on Monday in Cleveland, and the Democratic National Convention will be held in Philadelphia later this month. On this edition of Houston Matters, we preview the conventions, and discuss other developments in politics with potential impact for Houston and Texas, with News 88.7 FM's politics and government reporter Andrew Schneider, University of Houston Associate ...

Political Roundtable and Video Game Music: Friday's show (July 15, 2016)

Zika Case, 'Little Saigon,' & Flood Insurance: Thursday's Show (July 14, 2016)

Harris County Public Health has confirmed the first Zika-related case of microcephaly in Harris County and the state of Texas. The mother of the infant with the birth defect was initially tested for Zika during her pregnancy, but the results of that test were inconclusive, according to officials. Like all others involved in cases of Zika infection in the United States, the ...

Zika Case, 'Little Saigon,' & Flood Insurance: Thursday's Show (July 14, 2016)

LNG and Outpatient Therapy: Wednesday's Show (July 13, 2016)

Energy industry analysts say supply of liquefied natural gas could outpace demand in the coming decades, while others say demand could pick up as countries begin to reduce their reliance on coal. We take a look at the LNG scene in Houston — and where it's headed in the future — on this edition of Houston Matters. Maggie Martin discusses LNG, as well as ...

Sleep and Sleep Disorders: Tuesday's Show (July 12, 2016)

On the road, at work, at school and at home — we, our friends, neighbors, co-workers and loved ones average less than seven hours of sleep each weekday. That's a lot of sleep-deprived Houstonians. And we're not just tired. We're inattentive, less productive and it's not good for us. That's why every six months or so, Houston Matters seeks to help ...

Should White Officers Patrol Black Neighborhoods: Monday's Show (July 11, 2016)

Last week, following fatal police shootings of black men captured on video in Louisiana and Minnesota, Robert Muhammad, a Nation of Islam representative and student minister, suggested a number of ways to improve the relationship between law enforcement and the black community, including more face-to-face contact, more community involvement and more de-escalation and tension-reduction training for officers. But it was another ...

Should White Officers Patrol Black Neighborhoods: Monday's Show (July 11, 2016)

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