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Houston Matters for Friday, June 28, 2013

Posted on · The Supreme Court's spring session ended with a bang. The High Court issued dramatic rulings on several highly anticipated cases involving civil rights, some originating here in Texas, and all with implications for Houstonians. The Court struck down DOMA, and instructed a lower court to dismiss a challenge to a ruling striking down Prop 8 […]

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Juneteenth at Emancipation Park

Posted on · The world's oldest Juneteenth parade and festival takes place once again this year, where it began, at Emancipation Park in Houston. The 141st annual celebration commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in 1865. That announcement came some two and half years after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation took effect in the North. […]

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“The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” in Houston News This Week

Posted on · We premiere a new occasional segment on Houston Matters. It’s called “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” We ask three panelists to place stories in the week’s news into one of those three categories. Our inaugural panel features political blogger Charles Kuffner, Houston Chronicle Columnist Lisa Falkenberg, and attorney and host of “Partisan Gridlock” […]

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Improving the Houston Daily Commute (part 1)

Posted on · Traffic can be brutal, at times, in Houston. Never more so during “peak” hours. What once may have been referred to as “rush hours” are really solid three hour stretches each weekday morning and evening, as commuters travel to and from work. What can we do to improve the daily commute? We ask KUHF’s transportation […]

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Why A Houston Area Church Gym is Filled with Jugglers

Posted on · Saturday is World Juggling Day. (Yeah, we don’t know how we missed that on the calendar, either). To celebrate, juggler extraordinaire Jim Mackenzie will debut a new show entitled “Stage Flight” at the Frenetic Theater Friday and Saturday. We talk with Jim about his show (which he stresses is not just juggling – there’s sword […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, June 14, 2013

Posted on · Hundreds of thousands of people in and around Houston commute in and out of the downtown area each weekday. Joining commuters are thousands more running errands, dropping kids off at school, going shopping, going to eat. Let’s face it – we’re always going. But never more so than during “drive time.” Cars, trucks, motorcycles, and […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, June 7, 2013

Posted on · Houston welcomes U.S. and Irish rugby teams to town this weekend, for a game that's bound to be filled with scrums, knock-ons, mulligrubbers and falcons. Any idea what any of that means? Producer Edel Howlin visited with the Irish squad, and will share a little rugby 101 during today’s Houston Matters. Under the Voting Rights […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, May 31, 2013

Posted on · Houstonians new and old need to prepare for hurricane season, which starts Saturday and continues through November. On Houston Matters, we discuss what you should know – and how you should prepare – in advance of the season, with Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, and FEMA’s Patty Mancha. Listeners also ask questions about hurricanes and […]

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Why Rita Repulsa from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is Coming to Houston

Posted on · Hi all. I’m preparing a report for Friday’s Houston Matters, but just had to take a moment to share a brief clip with you. I just chatted with Barbara Goodson. The name may not ring a bell, but if you are of a certain age, you will probably recognize her voice. She’s performed the voice […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, May 17, 2013

Posted on · It's the world's first multi-purpose domed stadium. It's the "Eighth Wonder of the World." The Astrodome has been the site of a Nolan Ryan no-hitter, classic concerts by Elvis, Selena, Judy Garland and The Supremes, the famous Battle of the Sexes tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, and college basketball's so-called "Game […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, May 10, 2013

Posted on · You don't have to look hard to see what's important in Kountze, Texas – the town of two thousand boasts schools honored through the years with exemplary status, and more than twenty active churches of various denominations. So, maybe it's not a surprise this East Texas community not far from Houston is at the heart […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, May 3, 2013

Posted on · The National Rifle Association's annual convention is under way here in Houston. Some 70,000 are expected to attend. After Newtown, some believed the country might be ready for a new conversation about guns. Instead, gun control and gun rights advocates seem more entrenched than ever. Today on Houston Matters, the gun debate and Houstonians' thoughts […]