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Floodplain Management, The Full Menu, and Hershey Felder: Wednesday’s Show (June 3, 2015)

Posted on · Eight dead in Houston, millions of dollars in damages — by now we all know how the Memorial Day rains affected the region, and while we can’t stop the rain, some argue we could do more to mitigate the results. Kriston Capps is a staff writer for CityLab, a division of The Atlantic. In a […]

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Ebola in Texas, The Full Menu & Dracula: Houston Matters for Wed., Oct. 1, 2014

Posted on · The first person to test positive for Ebola on U.S. soil remains at a Dallas hospital today. Health officials say the patient came to Texas from Liberia earlier this month. He sought care last Friday, and has been hospitalized in isolation since the weekend. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Houston Public […]

Arts InSight

Alley Theatre Opens New Season at Its Temporary Location

Posted on · Houston’s Alley Theatre opened its new season Aug. 20 with the Horton Foote play “The Old Friends,” a story about a Texas family in turmoil, starring Broadway veteran Betty Buckley. The new season is notable because it’s taking place entirely on the University of Houston campus while the Alley’s downtown location is renovated. Houston Public Media’s Ernie […]

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Future of NASA and Space, and Theatres on the Move: Houston Matters for Thursday, August 21, 2014

Posted on · Houston was once Space City – but it simply may not be anymore. As government priorities change, privatization nudges out NASA, and we hitch Russian rides to the space station, what’s Houston’s role in space? On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with the Houston Chronicle “Sci Guy” Eric Berger about the future of the […]

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Uber and Lyft, Pre-K, HISD closure update, and Seaweed: Houston Matters for Thursday, March 6, 2014

Posted on · Recently, a pair of Houston City Council committees began hearings on the possible entrance of Uber and Lyft, two ride-sharing services that use apps to attract customers, into the city of Houston. Council chambers were packed, mainly with supporters of established taxi and limousine companies. Council members heard a comprehensive study by Administration and Regulatory Affairs on proposed changes to […]

Opera & Musical Theater

Freud’s Last Session at the Alley

Posted on · Freud’s Last Session at the Alley, imagines a meeting between the dying psychoanalyst and ardent atheist Sigmund Freud, and the young, recently converted to Christian belief, Oxford don C.S. Lewis.  Set in London in 1939 as Britain is poised to go to war with Germany, the play is filled with exciting ideas passionately debated.  The two cast members, James Black and Jay Sullivan, talk with St.John Flynn.