Houston Matters

Houston Matters

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Special Edition: Attorney Jared Woodfill, SBA’s Tim Jeffcoat, and BCM’s Dr. Jill Weatherhead (July 6, 2020)
Jul 6 • 55 min
Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about important issues affecting the community. In this episode, host Craig Cohen (filling in for Ernie Manouse) is joined by Houston-based attorney Jared…
Monday’s Houston Matters: Women’s Suffrage Centennial, And Having Difficult Conversations About Race (July 6, 2020)
Jul 6 • 53 min
On Monday’s Houston Matters: We get an update on the COVID-19 situation in Greater Houston from Dr. Umair Shah, director of Harris County Public Health. And we discuss the latest unemployment numbers in the region. Also this hour: This year marks 100…
Special Edition: Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Epidemiologist Dr. Catherine Troisi (July 2, 2020)
Jul 2 • 55 min
Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about important issues affecting the community. In the first segment, host Ernie Manouse is joined by Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo to address the state of…
Thursday’s Houston Matters: Public Hospitals Weather The COVID-19 Influx, And Your Feelings About America (July 2, 2020)
Jul 2 • 53 min
On Thursday’s Houston Matters: As COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Greater Houston, local hospitals are struggling to treat the influx of patients. Mayor Sylvester Turner expressed his concern specifically for Ben Taub and LBJ hospitals — the publicly…
Special Edition: Dr. Cedric Dark and Dr. Susan McLellan (July 1, 2020)
Jul 1 • 54 min
Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about important issues affecting the community. In the first half, host Ernie Manouse is joined by Dr. Cedric Dark to talk about the frontlines of the ER, rise…
Wednesday’s Houston Matters: A New Month Means New Evictions, And A Virtual Summer Camp For Kids (July 1, 2020)
Jul 1 • 52 min
On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Entering a new month with rents due, Harris County courts are moving forward with evictions after a moratorium on them ends — and with them some limited rent relief programs too. Also this hour: We discuss the latest news…
Special Edition: Dr. Joseph Varon, Dr. Umair Shah and Professor Dietrich von Biedenfeld (June 30, 2020)
Jun 30 • 54 min
Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about important issues affecting the community. In this episode, host Ernie Manouse is joined by Dr. Joseph Varon, a specialist in intensive care medicine and…
Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Changes In Reporting On ICU Capacity, And Police Oversight Board Member Discusses Potential Reforms (June 30, 2020)
Jun 30 • 53 min
On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Houston Methodist CEO Dr. Marc Boom discusses the recent changes in how the Texas Medical Center is reporting on ICU capacity. Plus, on Monday the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a Louisiana abortion law that had some…
Special Edition: Dr. Jill Weatherhead and SETRAC’s Darrell Pile
Jun 29 • 54 min
Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about coronavirus as a public service to our listeners. In the first segment, host Ernie Manouse is joined by infectious-disease expert Dr. Jill Weatherhead…
Monday’s Houston Matters: How The Medical Center Reports On ICU Capacity, And Early Voting Begins Amid The Pandemic (June 29, 2020)
Jun 29 • 52 min
On Monday’s Houston Matters: The Texas Medical Center changed how it’s reporting certain metrics about ICU capacity over the weekend. We discuss why and, with the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, Bob Harvey of the Greater Houston Partnership is encouraging…
Special Edition: Dr. Vivian Ho, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, and Dr. Dietrich von Biedenfeld (June 26, 2020)
Jun 26 • 53 min
Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about important issues affecting the community. In the first segment, host Ernie Manouse is joined by Dr. Vivian Ho with Rice University’s James A. Baker III…
Friday’s Houston Matters: How The Fight For Racial Equality Intersects With LGBTQ Rights (June 26, 2020)
Jun 26 • 51 min
On Friday’s Houston Matters: We discuss ongoing concerns about hospital capacity in the region with Douglas Lawson, CEO of CHI St. Luke’s Health, and Houston Fire Chief Sam Peña. Also this hour: In lieu of the annual Houston Pride Parade and Festival,…
Special Edition: Dr. Umair Shah and Dr. Catherine Troisi (June 25, 2020)
Jun 25 • 55 min
Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about important issues affecting the community. In the first segment, host Ernie Manouse is joined by Dr. Umair Shah, executive director of Harris County…
Thursday’s Houston Matters: Police Reform And Evaluating Safe Restaurants (June 25, 2020)
Jun 25 • 52 min
On Thursday’s Houston Matters: We take a look at Mayor Sylvester Turner’s new task force on police reform. Also this hour: We talk with Eric Sandler from CultureMap and Barbara Stewart from the University of Houston about how local restaurants can make…
Special Edition: Kinder Institute Director Bill Fulton and Dr. Peter Hotez (June 24, 2020)
Jun 24 • 55 min
Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about important issues affecting the community. In the first half of this episode, host Ernie Manouse is joined by Bill Fulton, Director of Rice University’s…
Wednesday’s Houston Matters: The Week In Politics, And Conformity During COVID-19 (June 24, 2020)
Jun 24 • 53 min
On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: We hear from Houston Methodist President and CEO Dr. Marc Boom about COVID-19’s impact on our local hospital spaces. Also this hour: We discuss the latest developments in local, state, and national politics with Brandon…
Special Edition: Power Of Symbols, Statues And History With Dr. Gregory Maddox And Dr. Melanye Price (June 23, 2020)
Jun 23 • 55 min
Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about important issues affecting the community. In this episode, host Ernie Manouse is joined by Dr. Gregpry Maddox: Professor of History Dean of the Graduate…
Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo (June 23, 2020)
Jun 23 • 55 min
On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: We talk with News 88.7’s Matt Harab about Houston’s COVID death rate and the plans for the COVID-19 Relief Fund. Also this hour: Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo joins us to answer your questions about the latest goings on in…
Special Edition: Greater Houston Partnership’s Bob Harvey and UH College of Medicine’s Dr. Lechauncy Woodard (June 22, 2020)
Jun 22 • 55 min
Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about important issues affecting the community. In the first segment, host Ernie Manouse is joined by Bob Harvey, president and CEO of the Greater Houston…
Monday’s Houston Matters: The State Of The Energy Industry (June 22, 2020)
Jun 22 • 53 min
On Monday’s Houston Matters: We’ll get the latest news on COVID-19 in the region with Dr. Umair Shah from Harris County Public Health. Also this hour: We check in on the state of the energy industry with analyst Loren Steffy. Plus, veterinarian Dr. Lori…
Special Edition: Dr. Vivian Ho, Dr. Melanye Price and Dr. Dietrich von Biedenfeld (June 19, 2020)
Jun 19 • 53 min
Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about important issues affecting the community. In the first segment, host Ernie Manouse is joined by Dr. Vivian Ho with Rice University’s James A. Baker III…
Friday’s Houston Matters: Efforts To Establish Juneteenth As A National Holiday (June 19, 2020)
Jun 19 • 53 min
On Friday’s Houston Matters: Lawmakers and activists are pushing the make Juneteenth a national holiday. We learn more from Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee. Then we discuss the history of the holiday, celebrating the day slaves in Texas learned of their…
Special Edition: Dr. Umair Shah and Dr. Catherine Troisi (June 18, 2020)
Jun 18 • 54 min
Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about important issues affecting the community. In the first segment, host Ernie Manouse is joined by Dr. Umair Shah, executive director of Harris County…
Thursday’s Houston Matters: Supreme Court Upholds DACA, And The Intersection Of Food And Politics (June 18, 2020)
Jun 18 • 52 min
On Thursday’s Houston Matters: The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the DACA program in a 5-4 vote. We learn more about the ruling and what it means from Charles “Rocky” Rhodes from South Texas College of Law Houston. Also this hour: Quaker Oats announced it’s…
Special Edition: Dr. Myrna Cintron and Dr. Assata Richards (June 17, 2020)
Jun 17 • 55 min
Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about important issues affecting the community. In the first segment, Host Ernie Manouse is joined by attorney Dr. Myrna Cintron, associate professor and…
Wednesday’s Houston Matters: The Week In Politics, And Ask The Sleep Doctor (June 17, 2020)
Jun 17 • 51 min
On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Gov. Greg Abbott addressed the recent spike in COVID-19 numbers on Tuesday. We learn what he had to say. Also this hour: We discuss the latest news in our weekly political roundup. And local sleep expert Dr. Sudha…
Special Edition: Attorney Pete Makopoulos-Senftleder and Dr. Cedric Dark (June 16, 2020)
Jun 16 • 55 min
Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about important issues affecting the community. In the first segment, Host Ernie Manouse is joined by attorney Pete Makopoulos-Senftleder, with the Trans Legal…
Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Supreme Court Ruling Protects LGBTQ Employees, And Interim County Clerk Chris Hollins (June 16, 2020)
Jun 16 • 52 min
On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: We discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling protecting LGBTQ employees from being fired because of their sexual orientation. Also this hour: Interim Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins talks about his new position, preparations…
Special Edition: Activist Ashton P. Woods and Dr. Charlene Flash (June 15, 2020)
Jun 15 • 54 min
Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about important issues affecting the community. In the first segment, Host Ernie Manouse is joined by Ashton P. Woods, founder of Black Lives Matter Houston,…
Monday’s Houston Matters: The Future Of Police (June 15, 2020)
Jun 15 • 51 min
On Monday’s Houston Matters: We get an update on how COVID-19 is affecting area hospitals. Also this hour: Following the death of George Floyd, many activists have called to defund the police. But what exactly does that mean and how would that work? How…
Special Edition: Sonny Messiah-Jiles and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo (June 12, 2020)
Jun 12 • 55 min
Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about important issues affecting the community. In the first segment, Host Ernie Manouse is joined by Sonny Messiah-Jiles, CEO and Publisher of the Defender…
Friday’s Houston Matters: Spike In COVID-19 Cases Strains Health Care Providers, And Surviving As Small Business In A Recession (June 12, 2020)
Jun 12 • 53 min
On Friday’s Houston Matters: As Texas hospitals are seeing a spike in coronavirus cases, we learn what kind of strain that puts on area hospitals and their finances. Also this hour: Hubs, innovation nonprofits, accelerators — those terms all refer to…
Special Edition: Epidemiologist Dr. Catherine Troisi and Activist Deric Muhammad (June 11, 2020)
Jun 11 • 55 min
Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about important issues affecting the community. In the first segment, Host Ernie Manouse is joined by Dr. Catherine Troisi, infectious-disease epidemiologist…
Thursday’s Houston Matters: Life Inside The Harris County Jail In A Pandemic, And Seeking The Shelter Of Bankruptcy (June 11, 2020)
Jun 11 • 51 min
On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Protesters rallied outside the Houston City Council meeting Wednesday demanding police reform. News 88.7’s Jen Rice recaps what took place and what measures council members are considering. Also this hour: Several hundred…
Special Edition: HPD Sergeant DeAndre Hutchison and Dr. Andrea Taylor (June 10, 2020)
Jun 10 • 55 min
Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about important issues affecting the community. In the first segment, host Ernie Manouse welcomes Sergeant DeAndre Hutchison (HPD), president of the Afro…
Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Calls To Disband HISD’s Police Force, And A Drive-In Movie Revival (June 10, 2020)
Jun 10 • 51 min
On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: A coalition of social justice groups is urging HISD to disband its school police force. Instead, they argue that money should be used to put more mental health counselors and social workers in schools. Also this hour: We…
Special Edition: Reflections On The Funeral Of George Floyd (June 9, 2020)
Jun 9 • 42 min
Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about important issues affecting the community. Host Ernie Manouse is joined by Houston Public Media morning news anchor Eddie Robinson, and Dr. Melanye Price,…
Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Remembering George Floyd, And Plans For A Houston Hip-Hop Museum (June 9, 2020)
Jun 9 • 49 min
On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Funeral services will be held today for George Floyd following a public visitation Monday. Also this hour: City Controller Chris Brown answers your questions about the city’s budget and finances. Plus, this week Houston is…
Special Edition: Dr. Vivian Ho and Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis (June 8, 2020)
Jun 8 • 55 min
Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about important issues affecting the community. In the first segment, host Ernie Manouse is joined by Dr. Vivian Ho with Rice University’s James A. Baker III…
Monday’s Houston Matters: The Role Of Violence In Political Change (June 8, 2020)
Jun 8 • 51 min
On Monday’s Houston Matters: The body of George Floyd arrived in Houston over the weekend ahead of memorial services planned here this week. As protests continued around the country and the world over the weekend, we examine the role violence and riots…
Special Edition: Preparations For George Floyd’s Houston Funeral; Healing Racism (June 5, 2020)
Jun 5 • 55 min
Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about important issues affecting the community. In this episode, host Ernie Manouse is joined by Dallas Jones, co-host of Houston Public Media’s Red, White &…
Friday’s Houston Matters: Tropical Depression Cristobal, And Mickey Gilley On 40 Years Of Urban Cowboy (June 5, 2020)
Jun 5 • 29 min
On Friday’s Houston Matters: We get the latest on Tropical Depression Cristobal in the Gulf of Mexico and any potential threat it might pose to Houston. Also this hour: From peaceful protests in Houston to some shoes made for social distancing, we break…
Special Edition: COVID-19, How To Talk To Kids About Racism, Reflection on George Floyd March (June 4, 2020)
Jun 4 • 55 min
Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about important issues affecting the community. In this episode, host Ernie Manouse is joined by Dr. Catherine Troisi, infectious-disease epidemiologist at…
Thursday’s Houston Matters: HPD’s African American Community Liaison (June 4, 2020)
Jun 4 • 39 min
On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Officer Eric Carr, the Houston Police Department’s African American Community Liaison, talks about changing things from the inside. Also this hour: Dealing with addiction during a time of social distancing. And Houstonians…
Special Edition: Dr. Rheeda Walker; Reflections On The George Floyd March
Jun 3 • 55 min
Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about important issues affecting the community. In this episode, host Ernie Manouse is joined by Dr. Rheeda Walker, UH professor, clinical psychologist and…
Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Marchers Flood Houston Protesting The Death Of George Floyd, And An Update On Tropical Storm Cristobal (June 3, 2020)
Jun 3 • 33 min
On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: We reflect on Tuesday’s march in downtown Houston in response to the death of George Floyd, and State Rep. Garnet Coleman talks about what specific laws he’d like to see passed in the Texas Legislature addressing police…
Special Edition: George Floyd March (June 2, 2020)
Jun 2 • 131 min
Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about important issues affecting the community. In this episode, host Ernie Manouse, along with news anchor Eddie Robinson and reporters Gail Delaughter, Matt…
Tuesday’s Houston Matters: March Honoring George Floyd, And Houston As A ‘Prophetic City’ (June 2, 2020)
Jun 2 • 38 min
On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Rapper Bun B discusses the march he helped organize in honor of George Floyd. And we catch up with Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis about the county’s response to recent protests. Also this hour: City Council Member…
Special Edition: HPD Chief Art Acevedo and Activist Ashton P. Woods (June 1, 2020)
Jun 1 • 56 min
Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about important issues affecting the community. In the first half, host Ernie Manouse chats with Art Acevedo, Chief of the Houston Police Department, and in…
Monday’s Houston Matters: Weekend Protests, And COVID-19’s Burden On Public Health Care (June 1, 2020)
Jun 1 • 40 min
On Monday’s Houston Matters: We discuss the protests in Houston and unrest around the country following the death of Houston native George Floyd. Also this hour: The new CEO of Harris Health System, Dr. Esmaeil Porsa, talks about how the COVID-19 pandemic…