Classical Classroom

Classical Classroom, Episode 36: Catherine Lu welcomes the Year of the Horse with the Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto

Posted on · The Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto was written by two Chinese composers, Chen Gang and He Zhanhao, in 1959. In honor of Chinese New Year - which begins 1/31 - Houston Public Media's Catherine Lu has come back to the Classroom to teach us all about this gorgeous piece, which was based on possibly the most tragic opera ever.


Living with Cri$i$

Posted on · Harris County department heads are given a budget draft that details recommendations on where to reduce spending. The proposal cuts 138-million dollars from current spending thanks to declining tax revenue. Pat Hernandez has more.


State Faces Budget Gap of $15-28 Billion

Posted on · The state legislature convenes tomorrow in Austin. The biggest problem facing the state is a huge budget gap. Lawmakers and pundits have been debating the size of the shortfall for months. Today, State Comptroller Susan Combs ended the guessing by releasing the official estimate of future state revenues. Carrie Feibel reports.


UT-Houston Gets $36 million Grant

Posted on · The University ofTexas Health Science Center at Houston has been awarded a five-year, $36 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to enhance clinical and translational research. As Houston Public Radio’s Jack Williams reports, UT-Houston is one of only twelve institutions given money as part of a new, national consortium that’s looking for ways […]