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The Future is Female Festival Highlights Theatre By Women

Posted on · (Above: Dana Bowman and Brandy N. Carie of Collective 48, which is organizing stagings and readings of plays in Houston as a part of the national The Future is Female Festival. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)March is Women’s History Month, but instead of spending the month looking at the strides women have made for […]

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Political Roundup: Trump Tax Returns and the GOP Healthcare Bill

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. We discuss everything from President Trump releasing some of his 2005 tax return information ahead of a report from MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the GOP’s bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, to the continuing saga […]

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Political Roundup, and Ben Folds: Wednesday’s Show (March 15, 2017)

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. We discuss everything from President Trump releasing some of his 2005 tax return information ahead of a report from MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the GOP’s bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, to the continuing saga […]

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Houston Grand Opera Premieres Opera Inspired by Rothko Chapel and Dominique de Menil

Posted on · 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. […]

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Houston High Schoolers Share Their Take on the Media

Posted on · 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 […]

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Houston Film Critics Preview March Movies

Posted on · 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. Theater Releases Mentioned in this Edition: Logan Kong: Skull Island […]

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Hanging Out at The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Posted on · 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. We sent Michael Hagerty to the rodeo to talk to some of […]

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

Posted on · 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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Brock Osweiler Traded and Rockets Continue Second Half

Posted on · The Texans traded quarterback Brock Osweiler to Cleveland while the Dallas Cowboys are expected to release quarterback Tony Romo. Would he be a good fit in Houston? Would he be willing to come here? And the Rockets continue the second half of their season while the Astros continue Spring Training games in Florida. We discuss those […]

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How Could Downtown Houston Be Improved for Living and Working?

Posted on · (Photo: Derek Stokely, Houston Public Media) The Houston Downtown Management District (Downtown District) is creating a new plan for the short- and long-term future of downtown. Plan Downtown looks as far as 20 years into the future to recommend development and design improvements for downtown Houston. What kinds of things will the plan be looking […]

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Plan Downtown, and Finding Help for Hearing Loss: Monday’s Show (March 13, 2017)

Posted on · (Photo: Derek Stokely, Houston Public Media) The Houston Downtown Management District (Downtown District) is creating a new plan for the short- and long-term future of downtown. Plan Downtown looks as far as 20 years into the future to recommend development and design improvements for downtown Houston. What kinds of things will the plan be looking […]

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Moody Center for the Arts: Part Classroom, Part Art Gallery, Park Workshop

Posted on · (The Moody Center for the Arts, designed by Michael Maltzan Architecture. Photo: Photo Nash Baker) Last month (Feb. 24, 2017), Rice University opened the doors of the new Moody Center for the Arts. The facility is a hybrid art gallery, theater space, classroom and workshop. Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty takes us on a tour with the […]

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Harris County Exonerations, and Houston’s Cost of Living: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, our panel weighs in on […]