Weekdays at noon on Houston Public Media News 88.7

Plan Downtown, and Finding Help for Hearing Loss: Monday’s Show (March 13, 2017)

Plan Downtown, and Finding Help for Hearing Loss: Monday’s Show (March 13, 2017)

Photo: Derek Stokely, Houston Public Media(Photo: Derek Stokely, Houston Public Media)

The Houston Downtown Management District (Downtown District) is creating a new plan for the short- and long-term future of downtown. Plan Downtown looks as far as 20 years into the future to recommend development and design improvements for downtown Houston.

What kinds of things will the plan be looking at? What do you think downtown needs in the short and distant future? On this edition of Houston Matters, we take your suggestions and talk with Bob Eury, executive director of the Downtown District.

Also this hour…

Finding Help for Hearing Loss in Houston

Should health insurers be required to cover hearing aids for children? Currently, there are two bills in the Texas Legislature that would do just that – SB 552 and HB 490. However, there’s a campaign to change that called Let Texas Hear. We learn about what they’re fighting for. And then we take a closer look at other challenges the hearing impaired in Greater Houston face and what services exist to help them.

Dog and Cat Care

Once again, Houston Matters goes to the dogs…and cats. To help us sort through your questions about the health of your dog or cat, Dr. Lori Teller from the Meyerland Animal Clinic joins us.

Sports Monday

The Texans traded quarterback Brock Osweiler to Cleveland while the Dallas Cowboys are expected to release quarterback Tony Romo. Would he be a good fit in Houston? Would he be willing to come here? And the Rockets continue the second half of their season while the Astros continue Spring Training games in Florida. We discuss those and other developments in Houston sport with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine.

Houston Matters offers a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps.

Segments:

  • How Could Downtown Houston Be Improved for Living and Working?

    (Photo: Derek Stokely, Houston Public Media) The Houston Downtown Management District (Downtown District) is creating a new plan for the short- and long-term future of downtown. Plan Downtown looks as far as 20 years into the future to recommend development and design improvements for downtown Houston. What kinds of things will the plan be looking at? What do you think

    Read/Listen More...

  • Should Health Insurers Be Required to Cover Hearing Aids for Children?

    (Above: Iris Wachs was diagnosed with hearing loss at birth but was able to obtain hearing aids at a young age. Pictured with her parents Michael Wachs and Stephanie Wittels-Wachs. Photo Used by Permission) Should health insurers be required to cover hearing aids for children? Currently, there are two bills in the Texas Legislature that would do just that – SB

    Read/Listen More...

  • Ask a Veterinarian: Dr. Teller Answers Your Pet Questions

    Once again, Houston Matters goes to the dogs…and cats. To help us sort through your questions about the health of your dog or cat, Dr. Lori Teller from the Meyerland Animal Clinic joins us.

    Read/Listen More...

  • Coaching Boys Into Men

    We learn about a program called “Coaching Boys in Men,” which trains high school athletic coaches to teach and mentor their young athletes to have healthy relationships in order to reduce domestic violence and sexual assault. Sherri Kendall, CEO of AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse), tells us more. MORE: How Communities of Faith Can Help Victims of Domestic Violence

    Read/Listen More...

  • Brock Osweiler Traded and Rockets Continue Second Half

    The Texans traded quarterback Brock Osweiler to Cleveland while the Dallas Cowboys are expected to release quarterback Tony Romo. Would he be a good fit in Houston? Would he be willing to come here? And the Rockets continue the second half of their season while the Astros continue Spring Training games in Florida. We discuss those and other developments in Houston

    Read/Listen More...

About the Author

Abner Fletcher

Abner FletcherAbner Fletcher is a multimedia producer for Houston Matters and Houston Public Media.View all posts by Abner Fletcher →