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Live from Houston’s Theater District: Tuesday’s Show (April 5, 2016)

Today, Houston Matters broadcasts live from Jones Plaza, in the heart of Houston’s theater district! The district, in collaboration with Houston First, is presenting a series of “Food Truck Tuesdays” as a way to encourage Houstonians who work in nearby downtown offices to interact with one another and learn more about the city’s theater offerings. […]

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Today, Houston Matters broadcasts live from Jones Plaza, in the heart of Houston’s theater district! The district, in collaboration with Houston First, is presenting a series of “Food Truck Tuesdays” as a way to encourage Houstonians who work in nearby downtown offices to interact with one another and learn more about the city’s theater offerings. We talk with Carolyn Campbell with Houston First and Kathryn McNiel, CEO of Theater District Houston, about the impact the theater district has on the Greater Houston region.

Living and Working Downtown

Also this hour: Since we’re hanging out downtown, we thought it might be fun to talk with residents who both live and work in the downtown area. With so many in Greater Houston commuting to and from the downtown area — and even more who live and work outside the city — sometimes we forget about the many folks who spend most of their time downtown all day, every day. We discuss downtown Houston life with Heritage Texas Properties Realtor Terry Stanfield, and singer/songwriter Chase Hamblin.

Favorite Food Trucks

Then: We couldn’t let the opportunity pass — since there are food trucks parked nearby — we enlist our gaggle of foodies to share their suggestions for the best food trucks Greater Houston has to offer in the latest installment of The Full Menu.

Famous Death Scenes

Plus: Later this month, in celebration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, Brazos Bookstore will host actors from the Houston Shakespeare Festival who will present some of Shakespeare’s greatest death scenes! We talk with three of the actors about performing some of the most famous on-stage deaths ever written.

While we won’t take calls today, we do welcome your e-mails at talk@houstonmatters.org, and if you’re free for lunch, drop by Jones Plaza (located at 610 Louisiana Street in front of the Alley Theatre) and say hi in person, as Houston Matters broadcasts live from the theater district today at noon.

Houston Matters offers a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps.

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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 9 a.m. 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...

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