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Expanding Gambling and Zelda Symphony: Wednesday’s Show (October 21, 2015)

A recent survey says nearly 60 percent of voters in Texas are in favor of expanding legalized gambling in the state. We delve into the pros and cons of such expansion on this edition of Houston Matters. We also discuss the past, present, and possible future of gambling in the state. Also this hour: We […]

A recent survey says nearly 60 percent of voters in Texas are in favor of expanding legalized gambling in the state. We delve into the pros and cons of such expansion on this edition of Houston Matters. We also discuss the past, present, and possible future of gambling in the state.

Also this hour: We explore burnout among folks who work with families in trauma. Scholars and researchers across the country are looking at ways to make trauma-worker burnout, compassion fatigue — and a host of other negative impacts this important work can have — less damaging. We learn more from Donna Amtsberg, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston.

Plus: The Houston Symphony takes the stage at Jones Hall tonight (10/21/15) to perform music from a popular vintage video game as part of a multimedia concert experience. The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses features nearly 30 years of music from the video game franchise. Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin talks with Amy Andersson, music director for the world tour, who will conduct the performance.

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