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Meet Some of the Interesting ‘People of Memorial Park’

Posted on · Stacy Holden runs regularly at Houston’s Memorial Park. And, over the years, she noticed plenty of people on the running trail who seemed like they might have interesting stories. So she got to know some of them and tells their stories in a new coffee table book called People of Memorial Park: Stories from Houston’s […]

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On the Eve of the Houston Marathon — Why Do We Love Running?

Posted on · This Sunday (Jan. 15, 2017) is the annual Houston Marathon, which begins and ends at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Each year, it attracts more than 20,000 and some 200,000 spectators. But what is it about the simple act of watching people run a race that we find so fascinating? We ask Dr. David Walsh, […]

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‘Houston In Black And White’ and the Houston Marathon: Friday’s Show (January 13, 2017)

Posted on · On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Jan. 16, 2017) at 9 p.m., Houston Public Media TV 8 will air a special discussion about the relationship between the black and white communities of Houston. It’s called Houston in Black and White, and it asks who we are, how we arrived here and what we can do […]

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Meet Some of the Interesting ‘People of Memorial Park’

Posted on · Stacy Holden runs regularly at Houston’s Memorial Park. And, over the years, she noticed plenty of people on the running trail who seemed like they might have interesting stories. So she got to know some of them and tells their stories in a new coffee table book called People of Memorial Park: Stories from Houston’s […]

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Cabinet Appointments and the Year in Business and Energy: Wednesday’s Show (December 14, 2016)

Posted on · President-elect Donald Trump named former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to head the Department of Energy. The announcement comes on the heels of another appointment — Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State for the Trump administration. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss what these appointments could mean for Texas and the nation […]

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What Restaurants Is Houston Missing?

Posted on · Greater Houston has a varied and growing restaurant industry. There are few things we’re missing in Greater Houston, food-wise. And we have options for just about any budget. But amid so many options for our food dollar, how challenging is it to maintain a restaurant in Houston? We consider the restaurant scene in Houston from […]

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How are Houstonians Staying Fit?

Posted on · Houston, like any city, has its share of trails for hiking, biking, walking, and running. From Hermann Park to Buffalo Bayou park, to Tinsley and Memorial parks, where do you like to go to exercise and how do you do it? We’ll talk with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Joshua Harris from Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports […]