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A Mother’s Remarkable Experience with Her Sons at the Theater

Posted on · We hear a story about a mother who took her sons to the theater for the first time and had an unexpected experience. The story is told by Janette Cosley, executive director of the Ensemble Theatre of Houston, which focuses on productions benefiting a multicultural audience. This segment was produced by Houston Public Media’s Abner Fletcher.

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Olympic Swimmer Simone Manuel on Breaking the Stereotype that Minorities Can’t Swim

Posted on · (Above L-R: Olympic swimmers Cullen Jones and Simone Manuel pose with former competitive swimmer and Houston native Johnnie Means, who serves as director and head coach of the Harris County Aquatics Program, at an event on May 12, 2017. Photo: Abner Fletcher, Houston Public Media)At last summer’s Olympic games in Rio, Sugar Land’s Simone Manuel became the […]

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How a Houston High School Turned Roland Martin into a National TV Figure

Posted on · Last week (Feb. 15, 2017), television host Roland Martin was in town to receive an award from HISD as a distinguished alumnus of Houston’s Jack Yates High School. Martin is the host of News One Now with Roland Martin on the cable network TV One, and he broadcast his show live from Yates High School […]

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UH Student Helped Build Schools in Afghanistan

Posted on · We meet a University of Houston student Shaun Theriot-Smith who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and then took advantage of the GI Bill to attend college. He talks about working to build schools in the countries he served in. This segment was produced by Houston Public Media’s Abner Fletcher.

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A Mother’s Remarkable Experience with Her Sons at the Theater

Posted on · We hear a story about a mother who took her sons to the theater for the first time and had an unexpected experience. The story is told by Janette Cosley, executive director of the Ensemble Theatre of Houston, which focuses on productions benefiting a multicultural audience. This segment was produced by Houston Public Media’s Abner Fletcher.

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The Buzz on Urban Beekeeping in Houston

Posted on · We meet Nicole Buergers, founder of Bee2Bee Honey Collective of Houston. She talks about why she took up beekeeping in the city. This segment was produced by Houston Public Media’s Abner Fletcher. (Above: Jars of honey from Houston’s Bee2Bee Honey Collective. Photo via Facebook)

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How a Bicycle Shop Turned into a Museum

Posted on · Houstonian Joy Boone talks about how her family ended up owning a bicycle shop and how that eventually turned into the Houston Bicycle Museum. This segment was produced by Houston Public Media’s Abner Fletcher. MORE: New Museum Celebrates Houston’s Bicycling History (Houston Matters, Feb. 24, 2015)

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‘Intermersive Movies’ Allow Audiences to Go Inside Their Favorite Films

Posted on · We learn about a unique type of performance at Houston’s Beta Theater where actors recreate settings and scenes from a particular movie and then allow the audience members to interact with characters from the film. Then, they hold a screening of the movie. It’s called “intermersive movies.” Houston Public Media’s Abner Fletcher produced this segment.