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Super Tuesday Analysis and Cheap Eats: Wednesday’s Show (March 2, 2016)

We recap and analyze Super Tuesday primary election results in the presidential race and discuss some Texas down-ballot races, including congressional and state legislative seats, on this edition of Houston Matters. We talk with Brandon Rottinghaus, associate professor of political science at the University of Houston. Outdated Racial Categories Also this hour: schools, surveys and […]

Super Tuesday Primary Election Banner 585We recap and analyze Super Tuesday primary election results in the presidential race and discuss some Texas down-ballot races, including congressional and state legislative seats, on this edition of Houston Matters. We talk with Brandon Rottinghaus, associate professor of political science at the University of Houston.

Outdated Racial Categories

Also this hour: schools, surveys and other institutions often ask participants to check off a box on how they identify themselves. These racial categories include Black, Hispanic, Native American, Asian and White. But UT Austin history professor Al Martinez argues these categories should be modified. He recently came to Houston to share his views, and tells Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin why such classifications are so outdated.

Cheap Eats

Then: When you’re looking for someplace cheap and cheerful to eat in Houston, where do you go? Our gaggle of foodies (Katharine Shilcutt of Houstonia Magazine, David Leftwich of Sugar and Rice Magazine, and Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston) suggest more than 40 places to check out on a ‘cheap eats’ edition of The Full Menu.

May the Force Be Houston

Plus: At Sunday night’s Academy Awards ceremony (Feb. 28, 2016), Star Wars: The Force Awakens was very much on display, even if the film didn’t take home any Oscars. Cast members — and even those beloved droids — made appearances on the Disney-owned ABC telecast.

While the new Star Wars film didn’t capture an Academy Award, it has broken box office records left and right. Not surprising when you consider just how intensely Star Wars fans feel about the saga, as Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin found out when she spoke last May with Houston-based Star Wars fans Kristen Lee Ohanyan, who heads up Star Wars and Jedi Enthusiasts of Houston, along with fellow fans Marcus Schaefer and Matthew Shields.

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Craig Cohen

Executive Producer/Host, Houston Matters

Craig Cohen is the executive producer and host of Houston Matters, which airs weekdays at noon and 7 p.m. on Houston Public Media, News 88.7 FM. Craig is a 20+ year veteran of broadcast journalism. He's spent the bulk of his career in public media, in roles ranging from programmer and...

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