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Go beyond the headlines. Beyond the he-said, she-said of the news pages. Join Houston Chronicle Opinion Editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Lisa Falkenberg as she and editorial board members tackle urgent, vexing and just plain intriguing questions in the news. From Beto to Trump, bail reform to education, the migrant crisis to church abuse – they explore issues in Houston, Washington and across Texas through the lens of a single question. Sometimes, they even agree on the answer.
 
Welcome to the ClutchFans podcast, covering all the latest about the greatest team on the planet — the Houston Rockets. One of the largest fan communities on the web dedicated to a single team, ClutchFans has been the home away from from for Houston Rockets fans since Dave Hardisty (“Clutch”) founded it in 1996.
 
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Fixing Our City

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Like any big city, San Francisco has big problems. Rampant homelessness, an opioid epidemic, widening income equality and deep political divisions. What’s stopping the city from fixing itself? Where are the creative solutions? And what happens when one person’s solution is another’s root of the problem? Host Laura Wenus and producer Cintia Lopez are on a quest to find out, one San Francisco story at a time. Fixing Our City is part of the San Francisco Chronicle's SFNext project. Unlimited Ch ...
 
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In this episode of The Roboticist Chronicles, Dan Allford jumps into The Wayback Machine, joined by an old colleague, Wayne Mausbach P.E.. Follow along as they reminisce on how they met, competing for work in the rock bit industry, past technologies, and other memories.By ARC Specialties
 
August 5, During our conversation, Coach Pera discusses recruiting; Rice's move to the American Athletic Conference in 2023; the 2022-23 Rice Owls' roster; his unique relationship with Trey Murphy III; and much more.By HoustonRoundballReview@Gmail.com (Kris Gardner)
 
Has Texas’ largest city found the key to ending chronic homelessness? Houston has drastically reduced the number of homeless people counted every other year, and its collaborative housing-first approach has garnered national attention. SFNext listeners and readers took notice, and told us to find out what Houston’s getting right. So we did. Two Hou…
 
When the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED) gave 125 people $500 a month with no strings attached, researchers found that recipients spent money the same way everyone else does: On food, gas, childcare and bills. The experiment, led by then-Mayor Michael Tubbs, drew criticism from people saying the money would disincentivize work, a…
 
The Houston Chronicle's Greg Rajan and Jonathan M. Alexander discuss Alexander's new role as a Chronicle Texans beat writer, his early impressions of the team and roster, prior experience covering the NFL in Charlotte and his thoughts on Houston so far on this episode of the Texas Sports Nation podcast. Read Jonathan's first Houston Chronicle bylin…
 
Robert Fruchtman attends municipal hearings and meetings where the fates of housing developments or policies hang in the balance, and he takes to Twitter. He’s documenting, but he’s also offering commentary, from the succinct “lol” to more elaborate visual jokes. He volunteers his time knowing that these hearings, which often eat up hours in the mi…
 
There was a time when Amsterdam was sick of losing creative people to Berlin because of its vibrant and diverse round-the-clock cultural scene. Much more appealing than the “open air museum” that residents complained Amsterdam had become. So, the Dutch city tried something new, including electing a new night mayor — a liaison between night culture …
 
Calls to improve public safety have covered a spectrum: At one end, moving funds from police to service workers. On the other, beefing up police budgets and getting more officers on the street. But for decades, departments across the country have been working on a strategy called community policing, intended to improve trust in and collaboration be…
 
In this episode of The Roboticist Chronicles, we take a trip to downtown Houston where we visit John S. Egbert of Egbert, McDaniel & Swartz. John joins Dan for this installment of Dan's Business Secrets to discuss patent law. John and Dan have been in business with each other for well over 25 years cumulating in four patents and two trademarks.…
 
When you get badly hurt or sick, you know where to go. What if you were in danger of losing your housing? San Francisco and Oakland are developing programs to keep people from becoming homeless in the first place, which is cheaper and easier than helping them once they're on the streets. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Fixing Our …
 
Chandler Rome and Steve Schaeffer discuss four captivating games in the Bronx (including the danger of pitching to Aaron Judge with a game on the line) and what lies ahead. More Houston Chronicle Astros coverage. Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy i…
 
Dave Hardisty (@clutchfans) and David Weiner (@bimathug) discuss the 2022 NBA Draft and how the Houston Rockets came away with Jabari Smith Jr. (#3), Tari Eason (#17) and TyTy Washington (#29) -- what looks like another impressive haul for Rockets GM Rafael Stone. They also discuss possible Eric Gordon trades and the state of the Rockets rebuild.…
 
The Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen and Danielle Lerner discuss a surprising draft night for the Rockets that saw them net Auburn’s Jabari Smith Jr., who had been projected to be the top pick by many, along with LSU’s Tari Eason and Kentucky’s TyTy Washington. They also discuss the newcomers’ fit in the frontcourt and whether the Rockets’ defen…
 
A 2015 apartment building fire at Mission and 22nd streets killed one person and displaced 50. Seven years later, there’s an empty lot, gathering trash and growing weeds. In the middle of a housing crisis. Why has nothing been built in the years since? The answers to that question are painfully emblematic of some of the biggest problems facing San …
 
The Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen and Greg Rajan discuss the Rockets’ thought process entering Thursday’s NBA draft, the likelihood of Paolo Banchero becoming a Rocket, potentially moving up using their late first-round picks, what to make of the Christian Wood trade and his time in Houston and takeaways from the recently completed playoffs o…
 
The Houston Chronicle’s Greg Rajan and Joseph Duarte discuss the University of Houston’s official move to the Big 12 in July 2023, the biggest priorities to address before then, what Marcus Sasser’s return does for the basketball team’s national profile next season and where outgoing track coach Leroy Burrell stands among the Cougars’ all-time grea…
 
Host Laura Wenus and producer Cintia Lopez are on a quest to find out why one of the wealthiest and best-educated cities in America, one where most people belong to the same political party and subscribe to the same basic values, has so many intractable problems. And more importantly: Can they be fixed? Join us as we find out, one San Francisco sto…
 
Texans beat reporter Brooks Kubena and columnist Brian T. Smith discuss the retirement of longtime NFL coach Romeo Crennel, his impact on Bill O’Brien’s staff as defensive coordinator and his coaching legacy. They also break down recent free agency signings and the 24th civil lawsuit filed against former Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. Support t…
 
Houston Chronicle Texans beat reporter Brooks Kubena and sports columnist Brian T. Smith recap the team’s latest offseason workout, the players’ and coach Lovie Smith’s response to the mass shooting in Uvalde, and preview what to look for during the next series of OTAs on this episode of the Texas Sports Nation podcast. Smith: Texans take a stand o…
 
The Houston Chronicle’s Greg Rajan chats with Hockey Hall of Fame member and ESPN analyst Mark Messier. They discuss Messier’s brief, but personally impactful, stint in Houston for his only minor league games, joining ESPN for its NHL coverage this season, what it takes to win the Stanley Cup and more from his storied career on this episode of the …
 
May 27, During our conversation, Kelly Iko discusses his Option 1 trade scenario of Christian Wood and the 17th pick to the Charlotte Hornets for Mason Plumlee, P.J. Washington, and the 13th pick. Iko gives his opinion on who he believes is the best fit for the Rockets at 3 (out of Jabari, Chet, and Paolo). He also comments on KPJ's role with the R…
 
Chandler Rome and Steve Schaeffer discuss the stout pitching at the forefront of a 29-16 start, an under-the-radar trade acquisition who’s paying off big, and Jeremy Peña’s status in the Rookie of the Year race. More Houston Astros coverage on HoustonChronicle.com. Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&i…
 
May 26, During our conversation, Herb comments on JoJo Tugler's commitment to the Houston Cougars' men's basketball team. Herb also comments on the NBA Draft chances of Kenneth Lofton, Jr and Marcus Sasser. Herb also shares his thoughts on the NBA playoffs, how the NBA has changed / evolved over the years; and more.…
 
The Roboticist Chronicles Podcast: Dan's Business Secrets Episode 00 I have been an entrepreneur since 1983. Historically 90% of start-ups fail. I have yet to bankrupt one (knock on wood). People ask me how I did it. So we are going to do a series on Dan's Business Secrets or Dan's BS for short. Since I learn from others I will have numerous guests…
 
Houston Chronicle Texans beat reporter Brooks Kubena and sports columnist Brian T. Smith recap Houston’s first open session of OTAs, give their takeaways from the workout and identify the position groups that most need to get up to speed during these offseason practices on this episode of the Texas Sports Nation podcast. More Houston Texans coverag…
 
Houston Chronicle Texans beat reporter Brooks Kubena and sports columnist Brian T. Smith recap the Texans’ 2022 schedule release, analyze the team’s undrafted free-agent class and discuss just how much responsibility Houston’s rookies will have toward the team’s ultimate success in comparison to other rookies in the franchise’s history on this epis…
 
The Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen and Danielle Lerner discuss the Rockets landing the third pick in the NBA draft and how what could have been worse was much larger than what could have been better, how close Houston was to the first pick, what the Rockets could and should do with the No. 3 pick, and what that could mean to the rest of the ro…
 
The Houston Chronicle’s Greg Rajan chats with Texans radio broadcaster Marc Vandermeer on 20 seasons of calling games in Houston, the outlook for the 2022 season, his best and worst memories on the Texans’ airwaves, the evolution of NFL media and memorable times calling UMass basketball and Miami football before making the NFL on this episode of th…
 
May 17, During our conversation, Justin discusses Cincinnati Bearcats' men's basketball including the 2021-22 season, Head Coach Wes Miller, transfers, verbal commit from 4-star Rayvon Griffith and also UC women's basketball; UC football; the American Athletic Conference; also a look ahead to UC in the Big 12; and more.…
 
May 14, During our conversation, Jonathan discusses the improvement of Rockets' guard Jalen Green; his thoughts on Jabari Smith, Paolo Banchero, and Chet Holmgren; whether or not Christian Wood, John Wall, and Eric Gordon will be on the Rockets' roster long-term; Kevin Porter Jr's role on the Rockets; Tilman Fertitta; Head Coach Stephen Silas; Dais…
 
Texans beat reporter Brooks Kubena and columnist Brian T. Smith project which draft picks will have the most impact in 2022 as rookie mini-camp begins Friday, review their conversations with coach Lovie Smith and general manager Nick Caserio at the Texans charity golf tournament on Monday and share their thoughts on the NFL’s upcoming schedule rele…
 
Chandler Rome and Steve Schaeffer preview a midweek series in Minnesota, which includes two of baseball’s top pitching staffs to date. More Astros coverage at HoustonChronicle.com. Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
The Houston Chronicle’s Greg Rajan and Danielle Lerner discuss Astros manager Dusty Baker reaching 2,000 career wins, what his ex-players have to say about Baker and what the future might hold for the veteran skipper. They also discuss the Astros’ recent play on this episode of the Texas Sports Nation podcast. For more Astros coverage: HoustonChron…
 
May 5, During our conversation, Ryan discusses the recently completed 68th Portsmouth Invitational Tournament; the strongest position in the 2022 NBA Draft; his assessment of the G League; evaluating players in today's positionless NBA; Shaedon Sharpe; the Houston Rockets; top prospects and how does the 2022 NBA Draft compare to the 2021 NBA Draft.…
 
Houston Chronicle Texans beat reporter Brooks Kubena and sports columnist Brian T. Smith discuss how his family influences Texans first-round draft pick Derek Stingley, Jr. and what his football pedigree could mean for the Texans' defense this year and beyond on this episode of the Texas Sports Nation podcast. More Houston Texans coverage on Housto…
 
The Houston Chronicle’s Brooks Kubena and Greg Rajan discuss a busy second day of the NFL draft for the Texans, how their latest picks fit in and what to watch for on the draft’s third and final day on this episode of the Texas Sports Nation podcast. More Houston Texans coverage on HoustonChronicle.com. Support the show: https://offers.houstonchron…
 
The Houston Chronicle’s Brooks Kubena and Greg Rajan discuss the Texans’ selections of LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. and Texas A&M guard Kenyon Green during Thursday’s first round of the NFL Draft, how surprising the selections were and what to expect as the draft continues Friday and Saturday on this episode of the Texas Sports Nation podcast.…
 
The Houston Chronicle’s Greg Rajan chats with longtime local sports talk host Mike Meltser about the importance of this year’s draft to the Texans’ rebuild, early impressions of Nick Caserio’s tenure as GM, events that landed the franchise in its current predicament and approval ratings Houston sports owners would get on this episode of the Texas S…
 
April 26, During our conversation, Coach Skeete discusses her basketball background as a player and as a coach; her coaching style; recruiting philosophy; the importance of academics to pair with basketball; influential people in her life; and more.By HoustonRoundballReview@Gmail.com (Kris Gardner)
 
Texans beat reporter Brooks Kubena and sports columnist Brian T. Smith make their pick predictions and discuss how there’s still uncertainty at No. 1 with the Jaguars, what it would take for GM Nick Caserio to trade up from the No. 13 pick, and how the franchise must do better than they’ve historically done at landing successful players in the draf…
 
Chandler Rome and Steve Schaeffer discuss a possible six-man rotation, the absence of Jose Altuve, and a reunion with George Springer. More Houston Astros coverage on HoustonChronicle.com. Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
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