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The Punch: How An Infamous Moment In Houston Sports Changed Basketball Forever

Posted on · On Dec. 9, 1977, Rockets forward Rudy Tomjanovich was punched in the face during a fight in a game against the Lakers. Beyond the severe injuries the blow caused, writer John Feinstein talks about how the incident changed two lives -- and the -- NBA forever.

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Full Show: Rep. Gene Green, And Conversations We’re Thankful For (Nov. 21, 2017)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Rep. Gene Green talks about his decision to retire. We preview the Dynamo's playoff series against Seattle. And we revisit conversations from the past year that we're thankful for -- everything from a story about Scrabble clubs to a visit to the Moody Gardens aquarium.

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Full Show: Restoring Mercer Botanic Gardens, And A Play About Mexican Wrestling (Nov. 17, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn about efforts to restore Houston's Mercer Botanic Gardens after Harvey. Our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week's news. And we learn about a play based on Mexican wrestling

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How One Bloody Battle Turned Americans Against The Vietnam War

Posted on · In 1968, the capture of the Vietnamese city of Hue by communist forces -- and the bloody battle to take it back -- not only changed the course of the Vietnam War, it also changed how Americans back home viewed the conflict -- and their government. Author Mark Bowden tells the story in his latest book.