Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download and subscribe to Houston Matters by Craig Cohen, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download

Houston Matters

By Craig Cohen

To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.


Houston Matters is a radio program airing Fridays 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.

Customer Reviews

Great for Houstonians!

This show is a well done, thoughtful look at local Houston issues, and I'm so glad to find this in podcast format on iTunes. I catch snippets of it on the radio on Fridays and am now glad to be able to hear the whole thing at my leisure.

Good Show - Please keep it neutral

Thanks for setting up this local podcast to cover Houston issues, news, updates, etc.

Please keep this show neutral in regards to politics.

When I first started listening to this podcast it was a little left leaning (unfortunately) with most guests representing liberal democratic viewpoints. I understand that these people are flooding into Houston (no pun intended) and it's changing our landscape, no doubt about that. I do feel that you guys have done a fair job of keeping things neutral but I’d like to encourage that your podcast stay that way instead of going off the deep end.

Speaking of flooding, I was listening to the recent podcast regarding the disaster recap and how Houston officials responded, etc. and there was a a female with a foreign accent doing an interview that mentioned something about the identity of a man who was found dead in the flood and how his race was mentioned in the report.

Her tone of voice made it sound like she found a problem with that. How is mentioning race an issue? Could you maybe consider that the mention of his race could help identify him in the case that he somehow lost certain identifying features?

Race baiting is liberal 101 and that was what prompted me to write this review. Not all of us see our differing colors and ethnic names as a problem - it is what it is. Neither do I see an issue with mentioning specific ethnicities when mentioning a person’s identity i.e. Asian Male, Black Male, White Female, Hispanic, Mexican, whatever. Stop trying to create an issue where there is not.

Keep the podcast neutral and you will hopefully see more positive reviews. I appreciate the podcast & thanks for your hard work!

Finally a show that Houston worthy.

Cool show, hopefully it lasts for a while.
BBC world have your say was getting too big anyways.

Issues they discuss are a little scattered but hopefully they will have days dedicated to certain issues for e.g. Monday - markets/local economy, Tuesday- social, cultural, Wednesday- local and state politics, etc. you get the jist.

Houston Matters
View in iTunes
  • Free
  • Category: News & Politics
  • Language: English

Customer Ratings