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The Year in Education, Philip Glass, and The Full Menu: Tuesday’s show (December 22, 2015)

From legislative and judicial battles over school funding in Texas, to debate on area college campuses over how to implement the state’s new campus carry law, to oral arguments (again) before the Supreme Court over the use of affirmative action in college admissions, there were a lot of big developments in education here in Houston […]

From legislative and judicial battles over school funding in Texas, to debate on area college campuses over how to implement the state’s new campus carry law, to oral arguments (again) before the Supreme Court over the use of affirmative action in college admissions, there were a lot of big developments in education here in Houston and across Texas in 2015.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss some of those developments with News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee and Houston Chronicle higher education reporter Benjamin Wermund.

Also this hour: Composer Philip Glass (The Hours, Glassworks, Koyaanisqatsi) visited Houston over the weekend for the inaugural Day for Night music and art festival downtown. Ahead of that performance, News 88.7 arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop spoke with him about his Houston ties, performing live and rehearsing with David Bowie. We hear their expanded conversation.

Then: Area foodies (Eric Sandler from CultureMap Houston, Katharine Shilcutt from Houstonia Magazine and David Leftwich from Sugar and Rice) say this year has been a good one for Houston food – but how good? They discuss 2015’s best and worst restaurants, bars, and food in a year-end edition of The Full Menu.

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Craig Cohen

Executive Producer/Host, Houston Matters

Craig Cohen is the executive producer and host of Houston Matters, which airs weekdays at noon and 7 p.m. on Houston Public Media, News 88.7 FM. Craig is a 20+ year veteran of broadcast journalism. He's spent the bulk of his career in public media, in roles ranging from programmer and...

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