Houston Matters 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.
Houston Matters

Houston Matters

From Houston Public Media News 88.7

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.

Most Recent Episodes

Friday's Show: Lowering Lake Conroe, And Yeltsin In Texas (Feb. 21, 2020)

On Friday's Houston Matters: Water levels on Lake Conroe will continue to be lowered seasonally through the end of 2022. The San Jacinto River Authority voted 5-1 last night in favor of the move. We learn what it means for residents. Also this hour: The unique challenges of researching an African-American family tree. Then, our non-expert panel weighs in on flooding and high-speed rail on this week's edition of The Good, The Bad, and The... Read More

Friday's Show: Lowering Lake Conroe, And Yeltsin In Texas (Feb. 21, 2020)

Thursday's Show: Democrats Take On The DA, And Where Senate Candidates Stand On Health Car...

On Thursday's Houston Matters: Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg is up for reelection this year, but some progressive Democrats aren't happy with how she's handling her position. We learn why. And we learn why some Houstonians are afraid to participate in the census. Also this hour: We learn where the candidates for U.S. Senate stand on the issue of health care. Then, we discuss what makes a good workplace. And the classical music world... Read More

Thursday's Show: Democrats Take On The DA, And Where Senate Candidates Stand On Health Car...

Wednesday's Show: Wage Inequity For Minority Women, And Vanished Houston Landmarks (Feb. 19, 2020)

On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Women often get paid less than men, but minority women in Texas face an even-wider wage gap. And a new study shows it's even worse in Houston. Also this hour: We break down the latest news in our weekly political roundup. Then, we discuss how to leave work at work. And a new book reflects on some Vanished Houston Landmarks.

Wednesday's Show: Wage Inequity For Minority Women, And Vanished Houston Landmarks (Feb. 19, 2020)

Tuesday's Show: County Clerk Diane Trautman, And Dealing With Toxic Workplaces (Feb. 18, 2020)

On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Early voting begins today for Super Tuesday. We get some pointers on how and where to cast your ballot. Also this hour: Harris County Clerk Diane Trautman answers your questions. We discuss how to deal with a toxic workplace. And a local ensemble remembers the often-forgotten music of Julius Eastman.

Tuesday's Show: County Clerk Diane Trautman, And Dealing With Toxic Workplaces (Feb. 18, 2020)

Monday's Show: Ranking The Presidents, And Publishing Mug Shots (Feb. 17, 2020)

On Monday's Houston Matters: It's Presidents' Day, and so we learn about an annual survey where historians rank all the U.S. Presidents. The survey is run by a local political scientist and some colleagues. Also this hour: The Houston Chronicle announced last month it would stop publishing mugshot galleries. We discuss how publishing such photos can affect people's lives — and even caused one man to change his name. Then, a pair of local cardiologists... Read More

Monday's Show: Ranking The Presidents, And Publishing Mug Shots (Feb. 17, 2020)

Friday's Show: Compensation For Reservoir Damages, And Your Worst Date (Feb. 14, 2020)

On Friday's Houston Matters: A judge says the federal government is to blame for houses and businesses that flooded upstream of the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs. So how much should homeowners be compensated? Also this hour: In celebration of Valentine's Day, Houstonians share stories of their worst dating experiences. Then, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And we broadcast live from Interfaith Ministries' Meals on Wheels deliveries.

Friday's Show: Compensation For Reservoir Damages, And Your Worst Date (Feb. 14, 2020)

Thursday's Show: Flood Resiliency, And Mardi Gras In Galveston (Feb. 13, 2020)

On Thursday's Houston Matters: We take a closer look at the city's plan to prepare the city for major floods. Also this hour: We discuss the role climate change plays in Houston's flooding with Jim Blackburn of Rice University's SSPEED Center. Then, we meet Tony Adams, an Astros fan who logged nearly every pitch of the 2017 season to see when the trash can-beating scheme was being used. And we learn why Mardi Gras in... Read More

Thursday's Show: Flood Resiliency, And Mardi Gras In Galveston (Feb. 13, 2020)

Wednesday's Show: Nigerian Travel Ban, The Week In Politics, And Norman Rockwell's Grandda...

On Wednesday's Houston Matters: A leader in Houston's Nigerian community weighs in on what President Trump's decision to add Nigeria to a visa and travel ban means for folks here in the Bayou City. Also this hour: We discuss the New Hampshire primary results and learn why President Trump is threatening to veto a bill to help Harvey victims pay off loans in our weekly political roundup. Then, a local dentist answers listener questions. And Abigail... Read More

Wednesday's Show: Nigerian Travel Ban, The Week In Politics, And Norman Rockwell's Grandda...

Tuesday's Show: Unintended Consequences Of School Security Policies, And Council Member Am...

On Tuesday's Houston Matters: After a recent school shooting, we discuss some unintended consequences stemming from increased campus security. Also this hour: City Council Member Amy Peck talks about issues facing District A and the city at large. Then, a University of Houston economist explains why gradual economic growth is nothing to be afraid of. And we learn about an early pioneer of forensic science.

Tuesday's Show: Unintended Consequences Of School Security Policies, And Council Member Am...

Monday's Show: Disputes Between Hospitals And Health Insurers, And TEA Commissioner Mike M...

On Monday's Houston Matters: We discuss how contract disputes between hospitals and health insurers — such as the one between Memorial Hermann and Cigna — might affect you. Also this hour: TEA Commissioner Mike Morath updates us on the process of selecting the board of managers that would run HISD if and when the state takeover of the district's board should move forward once legal challenges are resolved. Then, we learn about some popular scams... Read More

Monday's Show: Disputes Between Hospitals And Health Insurers, And TEA Commissioner Mike M...

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