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Houston Matters for Friday, July 26, 2013

The cover story of next month’s edition of Houstonia Magazine deals with the longstanding rivalry between Houston and Dallas. According to Houstonia’s editors, the competition is over, and Houston won. But we suspect folks in Dallas might feel a bit differently about that. So, on this edition of Houston Matters, we explore the Houston/Dallas rivalry […]

The cover story of next month's edition of Houstonia Magazine deals with the longstanding rivalry between Houston and Dallas. According to Houstonia's editors, the competition is over, and Houston won. But we suspect folks in Dallas might feel a bit differently about that. So, on this edition of Houston Matters, we explore the Houston/Dallas rivalry – or is it Dallas/Houston? From sports to arts to history, health care, transportation, the economy, the food – especially the food – who has the edge? We'll talk it over with the editors of Houstonia and D Magazines, and welcome your thoughts.

Also – is Houston a friendly community for introverts? Are there enough ways –and places – to live a quiet life here, or does a big city like ours make it hard to step away? We'll welcome questions and comments for Sophia Dembling, author of The Introverts Way: Living A Quiet Life in a Noisy World.

And, for 38 years, The Houston Shakespeare Festival has provided Houstonians the opportunity to see the Bard's classic works performed on stage. This year's festival runs August 2-11 at Miller Outdoor Theatre, with free performances directed and starring noted guest artists. We'll learn about one of this year’s productions, and the challenges – and potential advantages – of presenting Shakespeare at an outdoor theatre in the middle of a Houston summer. (Let’s just say one of the productions is bringing the Bard to the Bayou).

Join the conversation on Houston Matters today at noon on KUHF 88.7 FM, streamed live here and at www.kuhf.org. You can e-mail your questions or comments to talk@houstonmatters.org or call us at 713-440-8870.

 

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Craig Cohen

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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