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Houston Public Media Wins 11 Lone Star Awards

Posted on · Houston Public Media was honored to receive 11 Houston Press Club Lone Star Awards including a sweep of the TV Photojournalist of the Year category. Hosted by the Houston Press Club, the annual Lone Star Awards recognize achievements its members make in journalism and mass communications in the state of Texas.

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Third-Annual Newcomers’ Guide to Houston: Thursday’s Show (December 29, 2016)

Posted on · On this special edition of Houston Matters, we offer our third-annual Newcomers Guide to Houston! Whether you’re new to town, or just want a refresher on the basics of life in the Bayou City, this is a must listen. We cover absolutely as much territory as we can in an hour, presenting the lowdown on everything you need to […]

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The Year in Arts and Culture — 2016

Posted on · The past year was another busy one for the arts and culture scene in Houston. The Menil Collection named Houston native Rebecca Rabinow as its new director in May. The White Oak Music Hall opened its outdoor space in April, and then held a grand opening for its new interior space in August. But, there’s […]

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Ready, Set, Vote: Checking In on Houston Polling Places

Posted on · It’s Election Day — finally! Voters across the region are casting their ballots today for President, Congress, state representatives, judgeships and other offices. HISD voters are considering a proposition over how to pay money to other school districts under the Lone Star State’s recapture policy. Harris County voters are deciding who will serve as Sheriff and […]

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Third Annual Newcomers Guide to Houston: Thursday’s Show (September 1, 2016)

Posted on · On this special edition of Houston Matters, we offer our third annual Newcomers Guide to Houston! Whether you’re new to town, or just want a refresher on the basics of life in the Bayou City, this is a must listen. We cover absolutely as much territory as we can in an hour, presenting the lowdown on everything you need […]

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What Awaits in the New Season for Houston Performing Arts — A Preview of the Theater District Open House

Posted on · This Sunday (Aug. 28, 2016) from noon to 5 p.m. is the annual Theater District Open House, where Houston many theater and arts organizations showcase their upcoming seasons and allow patrons to get a behind-the-scenes view of how they operate. This week, Houston Public Media’s arts and culture team has been talking with folks from […]

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Major League Quidditch Lands on Earth In a Houston Suburb

Posted on · If you’re familiar with the Harry Potter series, you’ve probably heard of Quidditch. It’s the fictional game in which student wizards fly around on broomsticks. There’s also a flying gold ball, known as the “snitch.” But as News 88.7 arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop explains, the game has come down to earth in a […]

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Ozone Standards Follow-up and Championship Quidditch: Thursday’s Show (August 25, 2016)

Posted on · Yeah. You’re looking at a Quidditch match above. More about that below. First, on Monday’s program, we discussed how Greater Houston has long exceeded federal standards for ozone levels and is facing new, even tougher standards set forth in the Clean Air Act. That, according to the Greater Houston Partnership, may create circumstances that could prompt companies […]

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Group Combines Shakespeare with Traditional Indian Dance

Posted on · It might sound like a strange pairing – William Shakespeare and traditional Indian dance. But a Houston choreographer is exploring new territory by merging the two. News 88.7’s arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop has more on a performance uniting eastern and western art forms from Silambam Houston Indian Classical Arts. The group performs its production of […]

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What’s Houston’s Next ‘Moon Shot’?

Posted on · On this date 47 years ago, Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon. It was one of Space City’s greatest moments — and one of humankind’s, as well. But it really began, in earnest, seven years earlier when President John F. Kennedy, in a speech at Rice University, challenged America “to go to the moon…in this decade…because that goal will serve […]

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Houston’s Next Moon Shot: Wednesday’s Show (July 20, 2016)

Posted on · On this date 47 years ago, Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon. It was one of Space City’s greatest moments — and one of humankind’s, as well. But it really began, in earnest, seven years earlier when President John F. Kennedy, in a speech at Rice University, challenged America “to go to the moon…in this decade…because that goal will serve […]

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Severe Weather Puts a Damper on Houston’s Arts Community

Posted on · If your holiday weekend plans involved time outside, you may have watched the forecast well in advance. The severe rains and flooding earlier this summer has made outdoor events tricky for many, including the arts community. News 88.7 arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop spoke with some of the biggest — and smallest — organizations to […]

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Hans Graf Discusses Conducting Young Musicians at the Texas Music Festival

Posted on · Saturday night (June 18, 2016) at 7:30 at the Moores Opera House at the University of Houston, former Houston Symphony conductor Hans Graf will make his first appearance at the Texas Music Festival, the month-long intensive program for students aspiring to become professional symphony musicians. Graf is leading the orchestra in a program of three technically […]

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Funding to Fight Zika, Water on the Moon and Hans Graf: Friday’s Show (June 17, 2016)

Posted on · Houston officials at both the city and county levels say efforts to prevent the spread of the Zika virus are underfunded. While Pres. Obama requested $1.9 billion to fight the disease back in February, the US House and Senate each have approved even less. At a press conference last month (May 23, 2016), Mayor Sylvester Turner called […]