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Houston Matters for Friday, May 31, 2013

Posted on · Houstonians new and old need to prepare for hurricane season, which starts Saturday and continues through November. On Houston Matters, we discuss what you should know – and how you should prepare – in advance of the season, with Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, and FEMA’s Patty Mancha. Listeners also ask questions about hurricanes and other weather phenomena for […]

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Comicpalooza and Galacticon

Posted on · This weekend marks the 35th anniversary of the TV series Battlestar Galactica, and the 10th anniversary of the Battlestar Galactica Sci Fi Channel reboot series from Ronald D. Moore. Fans of the Galactica universe are descending on Houston this weekend to celebrate during GalactiCon III, a conference which is co-locating this year with ComicPalooza, the […]

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Employment and Education for Younger Veterans

Posted on · On Memorial Day weekend, we take the time to remember those who gave their lives while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. It’s also a good time to consider the debt we owe to everyone who serves in uniform, and whether we do right by them when they return to civilian life. Among the bills […]

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Super Bowl Houston 2017, What’s the Real Financial Cost or Gain?

Posted on · The city of Houston learned this week that it will host the Super Bowl LI in early 2017, the first time in 13 years. In the lead-up to the announcement, there was a lot of talk about why it’s a good idea for the NFL to hold the Super Bowl here. There’s no doubt about […]

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Why Rita Repulsa from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is Coming to Houston

Posted on · Hi all. I’m preparing a report for Friday’s Houston Matters, but just had to take a moment to share a brief clip with you. I just chatted with Barbara Goodson. The name may not ring a bell, but if you are of a certain age, you will probably recognize her voice. She’s performed the voice […]

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All Things LEGO in Houston

Posted on · The Texas LEGO KidsFest takes place in Houston this weekend at Reliant Stadium. It includes a LEGO model museum, a club and master builder academy, family competitions, and a huge map of the United States all made out of LEGOs. Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin introduces us to all things LEGO, all over the place.

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Hans Graf’s Final Farewell

Posted on · After final performances this weekend, Hans Graf steps down as music director of the Houston Symphony. Graf talks about highlights in his career at the Houston Symphony, and he talks about what’s in store for the symphony’s future.

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Commencement Speeches in Texas

Posted on · Commencement ceremonies take place at high schools and colleges across Texas this month. We’ll share advice offered to graduates from three commencement speakers with varied backgrounds, who participated in ceremonies last weekend: a lawmaker, an astrophysicist, and an actor. Congressman Flores at Texas A&M Neil deGrasse Tyson at Rice University Dennis Quaid at University of […]

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Statehouse reporters discuss this legislative session

Posted on · It’s been a busy legislative season in Austin. As the session nears its end, we’ll find out what lawmakers have accomplished, what they may yet seek to do in the coming days, and how it all impacts us here in Houston. We spoke to Harvey Kronberg, writer, editor, publisher of the Quorum Report. Ben Philpott, […]

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What will become of the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World,’ Houston’s Astrodome?

Posted on · It’s the world’s first multi-purpose domed stadium. It’s the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” And it’s just sitting there. Why are we having so much trouble deciding what to do with the Astrodome? Well, there’s the money: $64 million to demolish it and put up a parking lot or $270 million to refurbish it, but […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, May 17, 2013

Posted on · It’s the world’s first multi-purpose domed stadium.  It’s the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” The Astrodome has been the site of a Nolan Ryan no-hitter, classic concerts by Elvis, Selena, Judy Garland and The Supremes, the famous Battle of the Sexes tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, and college basketball’s so-called “Game […]

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Andrew Schneiders’ Trip to Afghanistan

Posted on · KUHF’s Andrew Schneider returned this week from a month-long embed with troops stationed in Afghanistan. We’ll find out what he learned, and preview a series of reports on his trip.

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‘Viral’ Video Captures Montrose Rollerblade Dancer in his Own Words

Posted on · This spring, KUHF invited Houstonians to submit videos for a contest. The goal? To tell quintessential Houston stories. The winners were announced last week. We checked in with Alex Luster, who produced one of the top entries on the Montrose Rollerblade Dancer. Check out the video on the Montrose Rollerblade dancer. The winning entry in […]