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Don’t Quit Your Day Job, A Reporter Engages In Games With An Improv Theater Veteran

Posted on · This weekend, professional improvisers, much like those folks from the old TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway, will perform at the 2013 Houston Improv Festival. As a longtime improv performer myself, rather than just bring you the usual sort of interview, I thought I might flex my improvisational muscles, and engage festival organizer Todd Boring in some improv games and learn about the festival along the way.

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Houston Matters for Friday, April 12, 2013

Posted on · The last day of Alex Brown’s life began like many others. The 17 year old Seagraves High School senior hopped in her truck, and began the drive to her Lubbock, Texas-area school. Along the way, she began texting, a distraction which led to her rolling her truck. She was ejected from the vehicle and died. […]

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Houston Matters (really, it does)

Posted on · Greetings! And thanks for visiting Houston Matters’ website! What is Houston Matters, you ask? Well, first and foremost, it’s a radio program, which you can hear Fridays at noon on KUHF 88.7 FM in Houston. During each hour of Houston Matters, we investigate the issues and ideas, people and places that make Houston…well…Houston! We talk […]

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Metalachi

Posted on · You know, some things just naturally go together – like peanut butter and jelly, or Houston and traffic, but some things are harder to imagine being combined. Take heavy metal and mariachi bands. It just can’t work. Can it?

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Milo Hamilton

Posted on · The 2013 Major League Baseball season kicked off this week. And it’s already tough sledding for the Houston Astros. They lost a hundred games each of the last two seasons. They have the league’s lowest payroll – in fact, their 25 man roster makes less combined than Alex Rodriguez makes for the Yankees alone. And […]

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Welcome to Houston, newbie!

Posted on · If you feel like there are more people around the Bayou City these days – well, trust those feelings. The U.S. Census Bureau says the Houston metro area has seen greater population growth than any other U.S. metro area in the last decade…and last year, Harris County added more residents than any other U.S. county. […]

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North Forest part 2

Posted on · For years, the North Forest Independent School District has struggled. Just 66 percent of students there finish high school. So, the Texas Education Agency last year ordered that, unless there was significant improvement within the year, North Forest would be closed. This week, the TEA upheld that decision, and announced North Forest will merge with […]

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North Forest part 1

Posted on · In northeast Houston, students may find themselves in a new school district next fall. The North Forest Independent School District, which has struggled academically and financially learned this week that it will be closed by the state, and merged with HISD. The district plans to fight the move. We get details from KUHF’s Laura Isensee, […]

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Houston Matters for Friday April 5, 2013

Posted on · For years, the North Forest Independent School District has struggled. Less than two thirds of students there finish high school. So, the Texas Education Agency last year ordered that, unless there was significant improvement within the year, North Forest would be closed. This week, the TEA upheld that decision, and announced North Forest will merge […]

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KUHF Conversations: Houston Astros GM Jeff Luhnow On ‘New Ballgame’

Posted on · The Houston Astros resume their series against the Texas Rangers tonight. The Astros kicked off the 2013 Major League Baseball season Sunday with an 8-2 victory over Texas. It's not just a new season for Houston — the 'Stros are in a new league, with a roster filled with new faces, a new manager — Bo Porter — and it’s all part of a new direction set by owner Jim Crane. KUHF's Craig Cohen sat down at Minute Maid Park with Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow to discuss what the franchise characterizes as a "whole new ballgame."

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KUHF Conversations: Proper (and Improper) Communication Between Teachers And Students

Posted on · A Santa Fe art teacher and a nurse's aide in Alief are among a spate of Texas educators recently accused of improper relationships with students. Former Houston Independent School District Press Secretary Terry Abbott is working with schools to identify, address, and hopefully prevent such situations. He tells KUHF's Craig Cohen this happens too often in Texas.