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The Great War: Lessons from the Camp Logan Riots Still Echo Today

Posted on · (Above: Headlines from the Houston Press following the 1917 Camp Logan Riots. Image Courtesy: Texas State Historical Association) This week (April 10-12, 2017), Houston Public Media TV 8 is airing The Great War, a three-part documentary on World War I from the series American Experience. The film coincides with the 100th anniversary of America entering the […]

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Syrian Perspectives from Houston, and W.G. Jones State Forest: Tuesday’s Show (April 11, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: Syrian residents of Khan Shaykhun hold signs and pictures on Friday during a protest condemning a suspected chemical weapons attack on their town earlier this week. Photo: Getty Images) Last week’s chemical attack in Syria and the U.S. military response remind us of the violence Syrian people have lived with for years. It seems […]

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Houston Photographer Captures Hidden Worlds From World War I

Posted on · (Above: The underground dining area of a WWI French soldier, as photographed by Houston doctor Jeff Gusky. Image Courtesy: jeffgusky.com) When we think of the brutal warfare of World War I, we tend to think of the 9 million soldiers and 7 million civilians dead, of infantrymen waging war with guns and grenades, hiding in muddy […]

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Hidden Worlds of WWI, and Comedian Cheech Marin: Thursday’s Show (April 6, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: The underground dining area of a WWI French soldier, as photographed by Houston doctor Jeff Gusky. Image Courtesy: jeffgusky.com) When we think of the brutal warfare of World War I, we tend to think of the 9 million soldiers and 7 million civilians dead, of infantrymen waging war with guns and grenades, hiding in muddy […]

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Affordable Housing, and Mental Health Care Issues; Houston Matters Weekend (January 7, 2017)

Posted on · A question that perplexes potential home buyers and renters: where’s the affordable housing for the rest of us? The Search for Affordable Housing has More than 50 percent of Houston housing consumers in the middle- to lower-income market, making less than $50,000 a year. Many are “rent-burdened,” which means they spend more than the recommended 30 […]

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Houston Photographer Captures Hidden Worlds From World War I

Posted on · When we think of the brutal warfare of World War I, we tend to think of the 9 million soldiers and 7 million civilians dead, of infantrymen waging war with guns and grenades, hiding in muddy trenches above ground, of chemical weapons being used for the first time in warfare. But there were also cavernous […]

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Liquor Laws and Parking: Tuesday’s show (March 3, 2015)

Posted on · Walmart is suing Texas for the right to sell hard liquor. Soon after the lawsuit was filed in federal court, a coalition of businesses formed to push laws to allow publicly traded corporations to own and operate liquor stores. A couple of state legislators have also filed bills that would repeal parts of the alcohol […]

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WWI Postcards Offer Intimate Perspective of the Great War

Posted on · Dozens of postcards from World War One are on display in Houston to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War. The exhibit, called Postcards from the Trenches: Germans and Americans Visualize the Great War, features artistic postcards created by German and American soldiers. Dr. Irene Guenther is a History Professor in the Honors […]

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Veterans Retreats and Street Harassment: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Posted on · The 2007 best-selling book (and 2013 film adaptation) Lone Survivor  tells the story of Navy SEAL and Houston native Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of a gun battle during a mission in Afghanistan in 2005. Luttrell was badly wounded, and wasn’t rescued until several days after the battle.  It’s a harrowing story, but as is […]