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Houston Matters for Mon., Oct. 21, 2013

Houston Matters for Mon., Oct. 21, 2013

MayorAnniseParker_150pxOn this edition of Houston Matters, we welcome your questions for Houston Mayor Annise Parker. Last Monday, Houston Matters profiled all nine of the candidates on the ballot for mayor of Houston. Just two – incumbent Mayor Parker and challenger Ben Hall – have polled above single digits, so over the next two Mondays, we are giving you a chance to speak with those two directly.

Annise Parker is seeking a third and final term in office as mayor. In a column endorsing the former city councilwoman and city controller, the Houston Chronicle both praised and criticized her leadership. On the plus side: the paper cited her role in bring Houston and Harris County officials together, and lauded her work establishing public-private partnerships, and a dedicated “pay as you go” fund to address city streets and other infrastructure. But the paper was also critical of her style, saying she “acts more like a policy wonk than a well-practiced politician,” that she “needs to connect” with the public better.

Also: We learn about the Houston Zombie Walk and MK Bower joins us to discuss the weekend in Houston sports.

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  • Interview: Houston Mayor Annise Parker

    On this edition of Houston Matters, we welcome your questions for Houston Mayor Annise Parker. Last Monday, Houston Matters profiled all nine of the candidates on the ballot for mayor of Houston. Just two – incumbent Mayor Parker and challenger Ben Hall – have polled above single digits, so over the next two Mondays, we are giving you a chance

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  • Houston Zombie Walk

    We learn about the 2013 Houston Zombie Walk that took place over the weekend.

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  • Case Keenum at QB

    We remember Bum Phillips and Bud Adams. Plus, Case Keenum got the start for the Houston Texans in their loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday. What hope is left for the Texans’ season after a fifth straight loss headed into the bye week? And what will happen down the stretch at QB? Also, the Rockets host the Dallas Mavericks

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Craig Cohen

Craig CohenCraig Cohen is the executive producer and host of Houston Matters, which airs weekdays at noon and 10 p.m. on Houston Public Media News 88.7 FM. Craig is a 20+ year veteran of broadcast journalism. He's spent the bulk of his career in public media, in roles ranging from programmer and manager, to talk show host, reporter, news director, and producer. He's interviewed politicians, industry leaders, authors, newsmakers, and the occasional Muppet. Craig seeks to make the world a slightly better place every day, by informing, enlightening, and entertaining.View all posts by Craig Cohen →