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Texas’ Role in Developing Automated Vehicles: Thursday’s Show (February 2, 2017)

Posted on · Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation named Texas as one of ten regions where the agency will test automated vehicle technology. The federal agency says the state’s booming population and economy make it an ideal test site for automated and connected vehicle technology. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss this initiative, the latest […]

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Road Kill: Texas Horror By Texas Writers

Posted on · Brazos Bookstore recently hosted some Texas authors whose writing is part of a collection of horror stories from across the state. Road Kill: Texas Horror by Texas Writers features tales from more than a dozen authors, with topics ranging from a body farm to the Grim Reaper. Texas author E.R. Bills is co-editor of the anthology. He […]

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Political Roundup: Analyzing Gov. Abbott’s State of the State Address

Posted on · With national political stories dominating the news as of late, it’s easy to forget there’s a lot going on in state politics too. On Tuesday (Jan. 31, 2017), Gov. Greg Abbott delivered his State of the State address and the new legislative session entered its fourth week. We talk about what’s happening in state and […]

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Chief Art Acevedo Discusses Security During Super Bowl Weekend

Posted on · Maybe you’ve heard — there’s some sort of big event happening this weekend in Houston. Super Bowl 51 is bringing countless visitors, celebrities and dignitaries to Greater Houston as the city takes center stage of the sports world. With that attention comes greater safety concerns. So how do we keep Houston safe during these intense […]

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Super Bowl Security and Political Roundup: Wednesday’s Show (February 1, 2017)

Posted on · Maybe you’ve heard — there’s some sort of big event happening this weekend in Houston. Super Bowl 51 is bringing countless visitors, celebrities and dignitaries to Greater Houston as the city takes center stage of the sports world. With that attention comes greater safety concerns. So how do we keep Houston safe during these intense […]

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A Conversation with New Theatre Under the Stars Director Hillary Hart

Posted on · Back in December (2016), Theatre Under the Stars announced the appointment of the nonprofit musical theater company’s new executive director, Hillary Hart. She’s the former general manager of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. She’s also held leadership positions at Flat Rock Playhouse in North Carolina and the Dallas Theater Center. Ernie Manouse talks with Hart about what she […]

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Former Astronaut Leland Melvin Talks Football and STEM Education

Posted on · Leland Melvin has an impressive resume: astronaut, engineer, football player and TV host. He’s flown on two space shuttle missions, was drafted by the Detroit Lions, and hosted a show on the Lifetime network called Child Genius. But he might be best known for his 2009 NASA portrait, where he appeared in his orange space […]

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How Emerging Technology is Changing the Way We Experience Sports

Posted on · We’re just days away from Houston being the focus of the sports world when, of course, the city hosts Super Bowl 51. So it’s fitting that on Tuesday (Jan. 31, 2017) the University of Houston hosts a summit on sports and media. Leaders in the sports communication industry will converge to discuss how new and […]

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How Much Money Will Super Bowl 51 Bring to the Houston Economy?

Posted on · A new study commissioned by the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee says Super Bowl 51 will bring in $350 million for the city. We talk with Ken McGill, managing director of Rockport Analytics, the research firm behind the study, about how they calculated that amount, where the money is going, and what the Super Bowl means […]

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Economic Impact of the Super Bowl: Tuesday’s Show (January 31, 2017)

Posted on · A new study commissioned by the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee says Super Bowl 51 will bring in $350 million for the city. We talk with Ken McGill, managing director of Rockport Analytics, the research firm behind the study, about how they calculated that amount, where the money is going, and what the Super Bowl means […]

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Super Bowl Match Up: Did the Best Two Tames Make It?

Posted on · We’re less than a week away from the big game, as the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots prepare to face off in Super Bowl 51. We preview the game, check in on the Houston Rockets and talk about historical landmark status for the Astrodome with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia […]

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How is Houston Engaging the Community on HIV Education?

Posted on · On Tuesday (Jan. 31, 2017), the Houston Health Department is co-hosting an HIV symposium with Baylor College of Medicine. Officials say the goal is to present the newest scientific findings in a way that’s more accessible and easier to understand. We talk with Dr. Jessica Davila from Baylor College of Medicine. She’s presenting research looking […]

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Houston Reactions to President Trump’s Immigration Freeze

Posted on · Public outcry against President Trump’s immigration freeze stretched across the country and Texas — including in Houston — this weekend. The City of Houston has played a large role in the country’s refugee resettlement program and is one of America’s most diverse cities. On Sunday (Jan. 29, 2017), some local officials spoke out against closing […]

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Houston Reactions to President Trump’s Immigration Freeze: Monday’s Show (January 30, 2017)

Posted on · Public outcry against President Trump’s immigration freeze stretched across the country and Texas — including in Houston — this weekend. The City of Houston has played a large role in the country’s refugee resettlement program and is one of America’s most diverse cities. On Sunday (Jan. 29, 2017), some local officials spoke out against closing […]