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Houston’s Recovery Czar Concerned Federal Funding For Harvey Victims Is Over

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:48:49 +0000

Concerns from the Hurricane Czar as Washington has seemingly moved on from funding relief efforts

Parties In White Oak Music Hall Lawsuit Request New Trial Date, Seeking “Possible Resolution”

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:30:28 +0000

The case is set to go to trial early next week

UPDATE: NYC Subways Reopen; Tight Security After Blast

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:42:45 +0000

NYPD Commissioner Says Pipe Bomb Was Terror-Related, 4 Injured

Full Show: Harvey’s Impact On The Ship Channel, And New Sexual Harassment Policies (Dec. 11, 2017)

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:00:52 +0000

On Monday's Houston Matters: NPR's John Burnett tells us how Harvey has affected the Houston ship channel. We learn about new sexual harassment policies adopted by the Texas House. A veterinarian answers your pet care questions. And we discuss the latest on developments in Houston sports.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 1438: The XP-75

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:01:40 +0000

Episode: 1438 The story of a failed airplane design — the XP-75.  Today, we try to build a perfect airplane.  

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HISD Runoff Election Results

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:25:33 +0000

The results for the HISD runoff election are in.

Gift Cards Help Families Affected By Hurricane Harvey

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 14:00:00 +0000

A special holiday initiative is underway to help families affected by Hurricane Harvey. United Way of Houston is distributing gift cards that can be customized to fit individual needs

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Generation Z May Not Want To Own Cars. Can Automakers Woo Them In Other Ways?

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 19:00:20 +0000

Selling cars to the group that follows the millennials won't be easy. Instead of just making cars, automakers are trying to make a move, whether it's car-sharing, ride-hailing or self-driving.

Scientists Discover Grass Species With Intriguing ‘Salt And Vinegar’ Chip Flavor

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 16:00:23 +0000

Alas, you wouldn't want to eat this native of Western Australia — Spinifex grasses are often so hard and spiky that scientists say collecting samples can be painful.

In The U.S., Flu Season Could Be Unusually Harsh This Year

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:18:58 +0000

Health officials fear the U.S. may have a nasty flu season because the main flu virus circulating this year tends to hit people hard and the flu vaccine may be weaker than normal.

Resignation Wave On Capitol Hill Might Not Be Over

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:05:58 +0000

Two additional congressmen are facing allegations of sexual harassment and calls to step down from the House of Representatives.

Research: Students’ Academics Suffer When Bad Weather Cancels Class

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 23:42:27 +0000

Texas education officials haven’t said if they will give a pass to schools hit by Harvey.

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Fate Of Energy Market May Depend On Global Politics In 2018

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 23:28:48 +0000

Chevron’s senior economist says 'politics is the new economics'

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Rep Trent Franks Resigns Immediately Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 22:19:16 +0000

The eight-term lawmaker abruptly resigned Friday, bowing to an ultimatum from House Speaker Paul Ryan

Houston Hosts Event To Discover Potential Athletes For USA Paralympic Team

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 22:00:58 +0000

‘Gateway to Gold’ will be held Saturday, December 9, at the GRB Convention Center

Police: Gunman Disguised Himself, Randomly Killed At School

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:31:40 +0000

A message from the shooter on an online gaming forum in 2016 caught the attention of investigators a year ago

FEMA Warns Some Harvey Victims Of A Fraud Scheme

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:23:59 +0000

The agency wants to make sure that everyone knows that its home inspectors never need to ask for the applicant's registration number, they already have it

Party Politics, Texas Edition Ep. 36: Saddle-Up! The Democrats Are Joining The Race For Governor

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:22:02 +0000

“Andrew White has taken that Rolling Stones, Mike Jagger philosophy of ‘You can’t always get what you want but, you get what you need’” – Jay Aiyer, co-host of Party Politics, on how Texas Democrat gubernatorial candidate Andrew White is perfect for moderates but would have little effect on the down ballot race

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Houston Job Growth Expected To Bounce Back Next Year

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:20:57 +0000

According to a new report from the Greater Houston Partnership, it should be another year before job growth is back to normal in the Houston area.

The Punch: How An Infamous Moment In Houston Sports Changed Basketball Forever

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:05:21 +0000

On Dec. 9, 1977, Rockets forward Rudy Tomjanovich was punched in the face during a fight in a game against the Lakers. Beyond the severe injuries the blow caused, writer John Feinstein talks about how the incident changed two lives -- and the -- NBA forever.

Katy ISD Pulls Book From Its Library, And Sports Illustrated Honors Watt And Altuve: The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of The News

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:03:20 +0000

When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to a rotating panel of non-experts to parse The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of it all.

Amidst The Holiday Season, Houstonians Seek Healing from Harvey

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:02:35 +0000

Panelists from an upcoming seminar talk about helping Houstonians find healing from Harvey this holiday season.

NPR Host Lulu Garcia-Navarro Discusses Exploring — And Reporting On — Houston

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 20:02:21 +0000

The host of NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday and her crew are in town and will broadcast Sunday's program from our studios at Houston Public Media.

Party Politics, National Edition Ep. 36: What Does The Flynn Guilty Plea Really Mean?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:54:27 +0000

“You start with Whitewater and you end with Lewinsky” – Brandon Rottinghaus, co-host of Party Politics, on the Robert Mueller special investigation into ties between President Trump's campaign and Russia

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Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls Won’t Run For Congress in 2018

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:32:38 +0000

Nehls cited financial and family reasons for his decision not to challenge Congressman Pete Olson next year, but he said he may run in 2020 after his current term as sheriff ends

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Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth. Shalon Irving’s Story Explains Why

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:59:09 +0000

Black women are three times more likely to die from complications of childbirth than white women in the U.S. Racism, and the stress it causes, can play a leading role in that disparity.

November Jobs Report: Economy Adds 228,000 Jobs; Unemployment Steady

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:52:29 +0000

U.S. jobs growth has averaged 174,000 per month so far in 2017, compared to an average monthly gain of 187,000 in 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says.

Blood Test May Help Predict Which Breast Cancers Will Recur

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:39:50 +0000

A blood test five years after breast cancer treatment helped identify some women who were more likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs appeared, a preliminary study found.

Texas Legislature Taking Crash Course In Cybersecurity

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:27:24 +0000

The Texas Senate held its first select committee Wednesday to review processes and give lawmakers a crash course in cybersecurity.

Houston Buried In Snow Excitement On Social Media

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:24:15 +0000

Houstonians couldn't believe their eyes Friday morning, and took to social media to share their awe

Trump signs two-week spending bill to avoid shutdown

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:18:22 +0000

This bill, that Trump signed at the White House, came after the House and Senate acted on Thursday to prevent a government shutdown this weekend

Analysis: “Who?” For Governor of Texas

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:12:06 +0000

It's not that Texas Democrats can't find anyone to run for governor in 2018. It's that none of the eight contenders (so far) is familiar to voters across the state.

UPDATE: New Wildfire Erupts In San Diego County

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:41:58 +0000

The newly spawned Lilac Fire in San Diego County has already destroyed 20 homes and threatens thousands more. Meanwhile, the Thomas Fire continues to spread northwest of Los Angeles.

Full Show: Job Forecast For 2018, And Healing After Harvey (Dec. 8, 2017)

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:00:27 +0000

On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn the forecast for jobs in Houston for 2018. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro discusses her visit to Houston. We discuss how Harvey victims are healing during the holidays. Our panel of non-experts parses The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week's news. And we remember an infamous moment in Houston sports history that happened 40 years ago this weekend.

WATCH: Greater Houston Wakes Up To Snow And The Ice Impacts Some Major Roadways

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:55:34 +0000

Weather experts say light snow started falling just before 4:00 a.m.

Engines of Our Ingenuity 1437: Record Setting

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 06:01:41 +0000

Episode: 1437 Technologies that put an end to record-setting.  Today, we come to an end of record-setting.   

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WATCH: Low-Wage Immigrant Workers Are Especially Vulnerable To Sexual Abuse. How Can They Say #MeToo?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:27:25 +0000

Every day, about 50 people are sexually assaulted or raped in the workplace in the U.S. While the entertainment industry and the political world have been in the headlines, the problem extends to those who work in hotels, clean offices, serve food

Worried About Front Porch Package Robbers? One Texas Police Department Has A Solution

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:14:11 +0000

Residents can ship packages directly to the city’s police department address and pick them up during normal business hours once they arrive

Why Your Brain Has Trouble Bailing Out Of A Bad Plan

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:02:30 +0000

Researchers say it takes a lot of brainpower to stop an action, once it's underway. A study found that when people have to change a planned movement, 11 different brain areas have to get involved

Religious Leaders Divided Over Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 23:59:29 +0000

Several Jewish-American groups and evangelical Christians applauded President Trump's announcement. Other Christian and Jewish leaders as well as some Muslim-majority nations criticized the move