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Transgender Houstonians, and Chef Robert Del Grande: Tuesday’s Show (May 24, 2016)

Between last year’s Houston Equal Rights Ordinance saga and political back-and-forth these days in North Carolina, the word transgender has been in the news for quite some time now, often coupled with misconceptions or hateful accusations. But what does it really mean to be transgender in Greater Houston today? On this edition of Houston Matters, […]

Between last year’s Houston Equal Rights Ordinance saga and political back-and-forth these days in North Carolina, the word transgender has been in the news for quite some time now, often coupled with misconceptions or hateful accusations. But what does it really mean to be transgender in Greater Houston today?

On this edition of Houston Matters, we debunk misconceptions about transgender Houstonians. We welcome your questions for clinical psychologist Dr. Colt Keo-Meier, and Lou Weaver, the transgender programs coordinator at Equality Texas.

Also this hour:

What Makes Texas…Texas?

Manny Fernandez works for The New York Times and has lived in Houston since 2011. He recently wrote an article titled “What Makes Texas, Texas” detailing his experience here after living in Brooklyn and growing up in central California. He joins us to share what he thinks makes Texas…well, Texas.

A Conversation with Chef Robert Del Grande

Robert Del Grande was a biochemist living in California when he met his wife Mimi, followed her to Houston, and joined her at her sister’s restaurant — Café Annie. That was his entry to the Houston culinary scene and his eventual James Beard Best Chef – Southwest Award in 1992. Edel Howlin talks with Del Grande about his 35 year career in food.

Jazz Bassist Christian McBride Performs with the Houston Chamber Choir

Over the weekend (Sunday, May 22, 2016), jazz bassist and five-time Grammy winner Christian McBride and his trio performed a new piece with the Houston Chamber Choir at the Wortham Theater Center. McBride tells Michael Hagerty about his first foray into composing choral music.

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