Houston Matters Podcast
By Houston Public Media
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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. 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.
||CleanImproving Houston’s Suburbs, and Grieving Substance Abuse: Houston Matters Weekend (January 21, 2017)||What makes a great suburb? A report from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research examines ways Houston suburbs can improve. The study is based on five case studies of Houston suburbs, including Sugar Land and The Woodlands. On this edi[...||1/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Conversation with Rep. Kevin Brady: Thursday’s Show (January 19, 2017)||Congressman Kevin Brady represents Texas’ 8th congressional district, which begins at The Woodlands and stretches north along Interstate 45 through portions of Montgomery and Walker Counties. The Republican has held the position since 1997. On this [...||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlooding Updates from Around Greater Houston: Wednesday’s Show (January 18, 2017)||Sustained heavy rains have brought flooding to many areas of Greater Houston today. On Wednesday’s edition of Houston Matters, we’ll bring you the latest on road conditions, weather conditions and emergency response across the region fro[...]||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeeding Up the ‘Ike Dike’ Study, and the First African Americans at NASA: Tuesday’s Show (January 17, 2017)||You’re probably familiar with the idea of the so-called “Ike Dike,” a proposed barrier to protect the Texas coast from storm surge in events like 2008’s Hurricane Ike. The Army Corps of Engineers is currently studying the idea and should have its||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRaising a Transgender Son, and the 80’s Oil Bust: Houston Matters Weekend for January 14, 2017||LGBT rights continue to be a divisive issue in this country, with battles waging inside the legislature and courts of North Carolina making news. Now Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s Senate Bill 6 has been filed and mimics the very language that h[...]||1/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean‘Houston In Black And White’ and the Houston Marathon: Friday’s Show (January 13, 2017)||On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 16, 2017) at 9 p.m., Houston Public Media TV 8 will air a special discussion about the relationship between the black and white communities of Houston. It’s called Houston in Black and White, and it asks wh[...]||1/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnd of Life Preparation, and Texans’ Financial Literacy: Thursday’s Show (January 12, 2017)||Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy wants to engage Houstonians in learning how to “face disease and frailty before you get there.” Let’s face it: while we know we’re all mortal, and that as we age, we declin||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTexas Water Issues, and Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Screening: Wednesday’s Show (January 11, 2017)||Later this month (Jan. 23-27, 2017), policymakers and conservationists will gather in Austin for the Water for Texas 2017 conference to discuss all things water-related in the state. One of the speakers at the event is Luke Metzger of Environment Te[...]||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNew Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo: Tuesday’s Show (January 10, 2017)||Mayor Sylvester Turner appointed Art Acevedo as Houston’s new police chief in November. Chief Acevedo has spent over 30 years with law enforcement, including 20 with the California Highway Patrol and most recently ten on Austin’s police force.[...]||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTexas Legislature Preview, and Impact of Government Grants on Research: Monday’s Show (January 9, 2017)||The Texas Legislature is back in session tomorrow (Jan. 10, 2017). Back on the first day bills could be filed for the session, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick released his list of top ten priorities for the session. But what are the legislative priorities for [...]||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFetal Burial Case, and Breakthrough Prize Winner: Friday’s Show (January 6, 2017)||Judge Sam Sparks of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas announced this week he is again delaying his ruling on a new Texas Department of State Health Services edict requiring health care providers to cremate or bury fetal remai[...||1/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSleep Disorders, and an Exclusive with Gerald Hines: Thursday’s Show ( January 5, 2017)||Did you get enough sleep last night? One in three adults don’t get enough sleep. Why is sleep so important, anyway? The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society insist that sleeping less than seven hours per day is associate[.||1/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPedestrian Safety, and Finding Healthy Food When Eating Out: Wednesday’s Show (January 4, 2017)||It seems a week doesn’t go by that we don’t hear about another pedestrian fatality somewhere in Greater Houston. In fact, according to an article in the Insurance Journal as of Nov. 2016, Houston pedestrians who have been struck and killed by cars||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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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.