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The Night Shift & Richard Linklater: Houston Matters for July 18, 2014

When most of us think about our lives and times here in Houston, we’re thinking about working or going to school during the day, then caring for, shuttling around, or – ideally –simply spending time with loved ones while we decompress in the evening. Then, we typically sleep through the night before we do it all again the next day. […]

When most of us think about our lives and times here in Houston, we’re thinking about working or going to school during the day, then caring for, shuttling around, or – ideally –simply spending time with loved ones while we decompress in the evening. Then, we typically sleep through the night before we do it all again the next day.

But that pattern – and the environment that is Houston – looks and feels very different if you work the “third shift.” Thousands of Houstonians work while the rest of us sleep. What is the Houston experience for those folks? How does working overnight affect their health and well-being? Their lives outside of work? What do and don’t they see and experience about Greater Houston?

We talk with some night-shifters on this edition of Houston Matters.

Also: As we do each Friday, we explore The Good, The Bad and The Ugly in Houston news with our rotating panel of non-experts. On today’s panel: Off the Kuff political blogger Charles Kuffner, attorney and Defending People blogger Mark Bennett, and Houston Chronicle editorial writer and Native Texan columnist Joe Holley.

Plus: a conversation with film director Richard Linklater. The Houston native’s latest film Boyhood is now out in theaters. It was filmed primarily here in Houston, and down the road in Austin, in short stretches each year for 12 years with the same cast. Linklater admits the project has been a huge leap of faith for him – and for the actors.

 

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