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The State of Houston’s Education: Tuesday’s Show (April 12, 2016)

On today’s program, we continue our 2nd annual “State of Houston” series – exploring the state of Greater Houston’s economy, transportation, health, education, environment, politics and culture. Today, we look at what’s happening here in education, with News 88.7’s education reporter Laura Isensee. Also this hour: Are Traffic Lights Synced? A common complaint we hear from Houstonians […]

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On today’s program, we continue our 2nd annual “State of Houston” series – exploring the state of Greater Houston’s economy, transportation, health, education, environment, politics and culture. Today, we look at what’s happening here in education, with News 88.7’s education reporter Laura Isensee.

Also this hour:

Are Traffic Lights Synced?

A common complaint we hear from Houstonians is that the traffic lights they pass through are not synchronized properly — or used to be synced up, and aren’t now. Edel Howlin talks with Jeff Weatherford, the city of Houston’s deputy director of traffic operations about why Houston’s traffic lights are timed the way they are, and with former Houston Mayor Bill White about why he changed the timing of traffic lights when he was in office.

Remote Houston

A new production at The Alley Theatre aims to turn traditional theater inside out. Instead of sitting down in a darkened space, Remote Houston sends the audience out onto the streets of Houston for a unique “live art” experience. Michael Hagerty talks with Alley Theater managing director Dean Gladden.

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