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Full Show: More Shakeups At The Alley, And The Last Days Of Sam Houston (Jan. 24, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We bring you the latest on personnel changes at The Alley Theatre. Then, it's our weekly political roundup. Plus, we get answers to your dental questions. And we learn about the often-forgotten later years of Sam Houston's life.

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Going from Introvert to Slam Poet: Inside the Bayou City Poetry Slam Fest

Posted on · (L-R: Poets Savannah Blue and Rain. Photo: Catherine Lu, Houston Public Media) Slam poetry performers from around the country are converging on Houston Friday and Saturday (March 24-25, 2017) for the Bayou City Poetry Slam Festival at the Houston Community College Performing Arts Center and the Alley Theatre. Houston Public Media’s Catherine Lu talked with Savannah […]

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Inside the Alley’s Production of ‘Let the Right One In’

Posted on · The Alley Theatre is presenting the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of Let the Right One In. It’s the story of a bullied child who forms a friendship with a vampire. We talk with two cast members: Jo Freer and Ewan Stewart. (Above: Actor Lucy Mangan as “Eli” in The Alley Theatre’s production of “Let the Right One […]

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Houston Healthcare Industry Discusses the Future of Obamacare: Tuesday’s Show (February 21, 2017)

Posted on · In his press conference last week (Feb. 16, 2017), President Donald Trump said his administration is close to announcing plans for changing and/or replacing the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Meanwhile, insiders within Houston’s sizable healthcare industry wonder what might happen and how it might affect them. On this edition of Houston Matters, when it […]

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Texas’ Role in Developing Automated Vehicles: Thursday’s Show (February 2, 2017)

Posted on · Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation named Texas as one of ten regions where the agency will test automated vehicle technology. The federal agency says the state’s booming population and economy make it an ideal test site for automated and connected vehicle technology. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss this initiative, the latest […]

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African American-Owned Banks, and The Good, Bad and the Ugly: Friday’s Show (November 18, 2016)

Posted on · Black-owned banks have been in the news this year. It started when a rapper who goes by the name “Killer Mike” called on people to open accounts at a bank in Atlanta after police shootings of African-American men. There is only one black-owned bank in Texas, and it’s Unity National Bank in Houston’s Third Ward. CEO […]