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Full Show: Election Results, And Political Roundup (Nov. 8, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We bring you results from Election Day 2017 along with analysis of the latest political stories. Then, we hear a story about a veteran's encounter with a D-Day survivor. And we learn about a free service that restores family photos damaged by Harvey.

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Veteran: Writing About War Isn’t the Best Therapy – But it Helps

Posted on · Houston native Brian Van Reet is a veteran of the Iraq War. While he’s written a fictionalized account of three soldiers’ experiences in Iraq called Spoils, he says writing about war isn’t necessarily the best therapy, in his opinion. He says it’s too public, and the process is too tedious. However, many veterans like him do see value […]

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LGBTQ Issues in Houston, and Writing About War: Thursday’s Show (June 22, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: Rainbow crosswalks now adorn all four corners of the intersection of Westheimer and Taft in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood in honor of LGBTQ pride. Photo: Gail Delaughter, Houston Public Media)This is Houston Pride Week, one of the largest LGBTQ celebrations in the country. And last Monday (June 12, 2017) marked the one-year anniversary of the shooting […]

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Organization Helps Veterans Who Served in the Military’s Bomb Squad

Posted on · (Above: A robot searches ordnance found along a road in Iraq. Image Courtesy: Timothy Colomer) EOD — which stands for Explosive Ordnance Disposal — is considered one of the most dangerous occupations in the military. These men and women are responsible for disarming and disposal of bombs. The EOD Warrior Foundation is a national organization that […]

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Houston Pet Peeves, and Explosive Ordinance Disposal: Friday’s Show (May 26, 2017)

Posted on · Every couple of months, we like to give you the opportunity to vent. It could be something about Houston — like the traffic or the weather. It could be something about your life. It could be something you just wished was a little bit different. It’s your Houston pet peeve, that one thing that sticks […]