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Astros PA Announcer Bob Ford: A Man As Friendly As His Voice Is Booming

Posted on · While the 2017 Astros bear little resemblance to what we saw from the ball club just a few years ago, there has been at least one constant for the ‘Stros for more than 20 seasons now, as Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty told us last year.

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Full Show: The Tragic Smuggling Case Out Of San Antonio, Houston Transplants, And Your Gardening Questions (July 24, 2017)

Posted on · Updates on the tragic human smuggling case out of San Antonio. How does Houston strike the non-natives who've moved here from other cities and states? Houston Matters finds out, and we also get answers to your gardening questions, and discuss the latest in Houston sports.

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Astros Are the First to 50 Wins, and Dynamo Faces FC Dallas

Posted on · The Astros are seeing a lot of the Oakland A’s lately. They’ll host the Athletics for a four-game series beginning Tuesday (June 27, 2017) after sweeping four games in Oakland last week. Sandwiched in between was a weekend series in Seattle where the Astros took two out of three games from the Mariners. We get […]

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The Science of Comas, and Does Political Rhetoric Incite Violence? Monday’s Show (June 26, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: American student Otto Warmbier is presented to reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea in Feb. 2016. Warmbier was returned the US in a coma before passing away June 19, 2017. Photo: Kim Kwang Hyon/AP)American college student Otto Warmbier died last week (June 19, 2017) after being returned to the US following his detention in North Korea for […]

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Three Moms with Sons in the NFL on Raising Successful Men

Posted on · (Above: (L-R) Ann Cockrell, the mother of Thurman Thomas, Cleotha Aldridge, the mother of Allen Aldridge, Jr., and Jeanie Arbuckle, the mother of Charles Arbuckle. Photo: Abner Fletcher, Houston Public Media) In the 1980s, Willowridge High School in Fort Bend County was known for its successful football program, which yielded several successful NFL players. During the 1982-1983 season, […]

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Astros Scuffling as Dallas Keuchel Heads Back to the Disabled List

Posted on · The Houston Astros may have hit a bit of a bump in the road — but still hold the best record in baseball after a 3-4 week that saw Dallas Keuchel head to the disabled list. We discuss those and other developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine.

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Issues Impacting Houston’s Latino Communities, and Pearland’s Teenage School Board Member: Monday’s Show (June 12, 2017)

Posted on · The University of Houston was recently selected to become headquarters of the Inter University Program for Latino Research for five years, starting in 2018. The IUPLR is a national consortium of 25 university-based Latino research centers with the overarching purpose of addressing the pressing issues that impact Latino communities. On this edition of Houston Matters, […]

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Retired Tennis Star Zina Garrison Reflects on Her Career — and Talking to the Queen

Posted on · In June of last year, we presented the 2016 Houston Matters Road Show in front of a live audience at the Asia Society Texas Center, including a conversation with Houstonian and longtime tennis star Zina Garrison. In the 1980s and 90s, Garrison was a fixture in professional tennis, routinely among the top women’s singles players […]