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Only In Houston and Health in Space: Thursday’s Show (July 28, 2016)

Houston touts many wonderful qualities. There’s a variety of restaurants and cuisine, a high employment rate and diverse cultures. Of course, living in the fourth-largest city in the country has its drawbacks (the traffic and the humidity are probably high on everyone’s list). At some point — whether you’re originally from Houston or not — […]

Photo and Graphic: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaHouston touts many wonderful qualities. There's a variety of restaurants and cuisine, a high employment rate and diverse cultures. Of course, living in the fourth-largest city in the country has its drawbacks (the traffic and the humidity are probably high on everyone's list).

At some point — whether you're originally from Houston or not — you've probably picked up on a few things that remind you you're undeniably in Houston. So, on this edition of Houston Matters, we ask you to finish this sentence: "You know you're in Houston when..." What makes Houston, well, Houston? Share your thoughts at talk@houstonmatters.org or on Twitter @HoustonMatters using the hashtag #onlyinhouston.

Three Houstonians join us to share some of their thoughts: Dusti Rhodes is a comedian and host of Houston's Moth StorySLAM; Jessica Brown is co-owner of Station Theater; and Mills-McCoin is a Free Press Houston staffer and local entertainer.

MORE: Last year’s You Know You’re in Houston When… Discussion (Houston Matters, July 31, 2015)

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Baylor College of Medicine and NASA Team Up On A New Space Institute

NASA has awarded Baylor College of Medicine a grant of $246 million over six years (with the potential to expand to 12 years) to develop the NASA Translational Research Institute (NTRI), which will be the new home for the Center for Space Medicine at Baylor. The center will focus on new research and treatments for long-duration human flight missions. Director Dr. Jeffrey Sutton tells News 88.7’s health and science reporter Carrie Feibel about the grant and current research on astronaut health.

Exploring The Popularity of Foraging in Houston

Next Friday (Aug. 5, 2016) at 8:30 p.m., Café Brasil in Montrose will host a screening of a documentary about foraging for food called Weedeater. In conjunction with the screening, a meal will be served featuring ingredients sourced by a local forager who tramps through the woods and green spaces of Houston each weekend finding food. He talks with Houston Matters producer Edel Howlin about the popularity of foraging in Houston.

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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 9 a.m. 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...

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