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The State of Houston’s Arts and Culture: Friday’s show (April 15, 2016)

On today’s program, we conclude our 2nd annual “State of Houston” series – exploring the state of Greater Houston’s economy, transportation, health, education, environment, politics and culture. Today, we look at what’s happening here in arts and culture, with News 88.7’s arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop. Also this hour: The Good the Bad and the Ugly […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media

On today’s program, we conclude our 2nd annual “State of Houston” series – exploring the state of Greater Houston’s economy, transportation, health, education, environment, politics and culture. Today, we look at what’s happening here in arts and culture, with News 88.7’s arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop.

Also this hour:

The Good the Bad and the Ugly

Marcus Davis, Natalie Arceneaux, and Joe Holley comprise this week’s “non-expert” panel, which parses The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of intriguing developments in the week’s news, including video capturing a violent incident involving a contractor and dogs in a Kingwood family’s backyard, the “affluenza” teen being ordered to spend nearly two years in jail, and the old Houston Chronicle building’s impending demolition.

Jason Moran

The third annual CounterCurrent Festival is underway this week (April 14-17, 2016). Among the artists and performers participating is jazz musician and Houston native Jason Moran. He’s recorded ten albums for Blue Note Records, serves as the artistic director for jazz at The Kennedy Center, and performs Sunday (April 17) at MacGregor Park, near the University of Houston. He joins us to discuss his music and the festival.

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