Houston Matters

A NewsPolitics and Society podcast
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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.

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On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Chief Art Acevedo says HPD will end the use of no-knock raids in most situations. That’s after a botched raid left two civilians dead and five officers injured last month. We learn more. Also this hour: During the Civil Rights movement, members of the Pentecostal denomination Church of God in Christ in Memphis largely felt their role should be not to get involved in …
On Monday's Houston Matters: Activists are holding a town hall meeting tonight after Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo announced Friday the case agent who led January’s raid that left two people dead and five officers injured may have lied about a confidential informant. We bring you the latest. Also this hour: Former Canadian astronaut Dave Williams talks about his career and his new memoir Defyi…
On Friday's Houston Matters: Harris County’s new misdemeanor bail rules are the target of a new lawsuit. A group of bail bond companies filed suit on Thursday to stop the rules from going into effect. Gabrielle Banks with the Houston Chronicle brings us the latest. Also this hour: With recent controversies surrounding photos surfacing of public figures in blackface, we learn about the history of …

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Podcast Details
Started
Apr 4th, 2017
Latest Episode
Feb 19th, 2019
Release Period
Daily
No. of Episodes
551
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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