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Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and March Movies: Tuesday’s Show (March 14, 2017)

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo heads into its second week. In just its first five days, the annual event has drawn more half a million visitors to events ranging from calf roping, to mutton busting, to the carnival and numerous big-name musical acts. On this edition of Houston Matters, we send Michael Hagerty to […]

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The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo heads into its second week. In just its first five days, the annual event has drawn more half a million visitors to events ranging from calf roping, to mutton busting, to the carnival and numerous big-name musical acts.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we send Michael Hagerty to the rodeo to talk to some of the people who make the event come alive.

Also this hour…

March Movies

Houston Matters goes to the movies! Our panel previews what’s coming out in theaters this month. Today’s panel includes: Regina Scruggs, film journalist and critic; T.J. Callahan, film critic for AM 1070 The Answer’s Sam Malone Show; and Lisa Elin of Reel Happiness Cinema Therapy.

PBS Student Reporting Lab

At a time when mainstream media is facing constant — and often unspecific — criticism from the President of the United States, and in an age when what even defines “media” and “journalism” depends in large measure on who’s doing the defining, how are young people consuming news and reacting to it?

We visit Jersey Village High School to ask members of the PBS Newshour Student Reporting Lab, led by their teacher, Cindy Stoker.

Houston Grand Opera Premieres Opera

This Thursday (March 16, 2017) Houston Grand Opera’s community outreach program premieres a new opera inspired by the Rothko Chapel and Dominique de Menil. The story in Some Light Emerges follows five characters and Menil over the course of four decades and examines how they are affected by the chapel — and the Rothko art inside.

Composer Laura Kaminsky and librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed tell Houston Matters Joshua Zinn about creating the piece with culturally and ethnically diverse characters at the center representing the city’s diverse population.

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

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