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Improv Comedy in Houston with Station Theater

Posted on · We talk to Station Theater‘s Shyla Ray about the improv comedy scene in Houston and how far it’s come in just a few years. Aside from the comedy shows put on three times a week, Station Theater offers improv and sketch classes for those interested in honing their skills as an improv comedian.

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Is There a Generation Gap in Houston’s Workforce?

Posted on · According to Houston’s government data, the city has among the youngest populations in the nation, with the median age of residents being 32-years-old. And with Houston’s booming economy and university systems, this Texas city continues to draw new, young talent to the workplace. But, what about Houston’s older residents? Many industries, especially oil and gas, […]

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The Downside of Charter Schools in Houston

Posted on · A few weeks back, we talked about expansion of charter schools in Houston. As we heard, some see benefits to charter schools, but there are potential downsides too. Today we talk with a public education advocate, about how charter schools may drain funding from public schools, essentially super-serving a small number of students at the expense […]

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Advice on Cooking Shrimp in Houston and What to Expect

Posted on · The Galveston Island Shrimp Festival takes place this weekend throughout the Historic Strand District in Galveston. It’s a free event, filled with music, vendors, a 5K, events for the kids, and – of course – a lot of shrimp. So in conjunction, we talk with Randy Evans, chef at Houston’s Haven Restaurant, about what he […]

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How You Can Navigate the New Health Exchange for the Affordable Care Act in Houston

Posted on · This coming Tuesday will mark the start of the sign-up period for uninsured Houstonians to receive coverage through a new health exchange. In the final installment of our recurring Affordable Care Act series, we offer you a chance to get your questions answered and myths debunked. We are joined once again by KUHF Health and Science […]

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Houstonian’s Pet Peeves

Posted on · Today we discuss Houstonians’ biggest pet peeves We have a little venting session about the types of things that really get our blood boiling about our city or anything in general.  We let it all out on today’s show. Our guests include Houston-area comedian Stephanie Fisher and Houston Public Media‘s own, Ernie Manouse.