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Houston Symphony Season Kicks Off Under New Musical Director

Posted on · The Houston Symphony broadcast season kicks off tonight at 8 on Classical 91.7 FM. Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin will talk with host St. John Flynn about the upcoming broadcast season, and the symphony’s season of concerts under new music director, Andres Orozco-Estrada.

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Self-Reporting, Silver Alerts, and Symphony Broadcast Preview: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Posted on · While government authorities are tasked with investigating industrial accidents, those efforts, particularly here in Texas, are often triggered by industry “self-reporting.” But how does that work exactly? And how far do we defer to and trust companies to report accidents? On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk about the concept of industry self-reporting, and consider […]

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A Conversation with the Houston Symphony’s New Music Director

Posted on · As the Houston Symphony prepares for several concerts this month, including performances with guest pianist Emanuel Ax, we’ll learn a little about the symphony’s new music director, Andrés Orozco-Estrada. At age 35, Estrada is one of the youngest major symphony conductors in the nation. Houston Public Media’s St. John Flynn recently sat down with him to talk about his journey […]

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Water Conservancy and Iconic 20th Century Photos: Houston Matters for Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Posted on · The tenth annual Texas Water Day kicked off yesterday in Washington DC. It’s an effort by the Texas Water Conservation Association to lobby lawmakers and other officials about their priorities, including Texas water infrastructure development and certifying levees. On today’s Houston Matters, we discuss issues associated with water in Houston and across the state of Texas. We consider water quality, and […]