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The Great Invisible: Documentary Tells the Stories of Those Affected By Deepwater Horizon Accident

Posted on · With the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon accident, a new documentary shows the effect of the disaster on those who survived it, the families of those who didn’t and the people who live along the Gulf Coast. The Great Invisible airs on Houston Public Media, TV 8, Tuesday, April 21, at 10 p.m. Michael Hagerty […]

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Firefighter Anniversary, Civil Rights Act & Houston Hackathon: Houston Matters for Wed., May 28, 2014

Posted on · A year ago this weekend, the Houston Fire Department suffered its greatest loss of life in one blaze, as four Houston firefighters died in a hotel fire. Captain Matthew Renaud, Robert Garner, Anne Sullivan and Robert Bebee were inside the motel when the roof collapsed on them. An investigation into what happened that day will […]

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Collection of Rare Bulgari Jewelry on Display at HMNS

Posted on · A collection of approximately 150 jewels, jewel-encrusted evening bags and timepieces created by the Italian luxury goods company Bulgari is on view now at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in a special collection celebrating Bulgari’s 130th anniversary. The exhibition features one of the largest collections of Bulgari heritage jewels ever shown and many jewels on loan […]

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One Year of Houston Matters: What Have We Gotten Right? What Can We Do Better?

Posted on · One year ago Saturday, Houston Matters debuted on Houston Public Media News 88.7. On that first broadcast, we spoke with Houston Mayor Annise Parker, learned the results of 2013’s Kinder Houston Area Survey, and spoke with Houston Public Media reporters about the various aspects of the beats they cover which new arrivals to Houston should know about. […]

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Events Planned to Mark 50 Years Since Rothko Chapel Commission

Posted on · In 1964, Houston philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil commissioned the famed Russian-born American painter Mark Rothko to create the Rothko Chapel, a sacred space for both art and contemplation located in the city’s museum district. Now, 50 years after the commission, there’s a series of events reflecting on the artist and his work planned […]

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Photographing JFK’s Funeral: Houston Man Shares Memories

Posted on · Fifty years ago,  former New York-based LIFE magazine photographer — and long time Houstonian – Bob Gomel covered the funeral of John F. Kennedy. He shares his memories of covering that historic day and of times he spent with JFK when he was alive — including the time he fell asleep on the then president elect’s shoulder. More: […]

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Houston Group Re-Enacts War of the Worlds Broadcast on 75th Anniv.

Posted on · On Oct. 30, 1938 — 75 years ago — Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre of the Air presented a radio adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds. Most of the broadcast was presented as a series of simulated news bulletins, so convincing that, as the story of an alien invasion by Martians […]

Disability Diaries

The Disability Diaries: Theater Group Offers Refuge From Stereotypes

Posted on · This year is the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The law has had concrete benefits, like wheelchair ramps and lifts in public places. But a law cannot directly change stereotypes. In the last story of our weeklong series, KUHF health, science and technology reporter Carrie Feibel explores how cultural perceptions have changed, and what still needs to be done.

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The Disability Diaries: Fighting for a Home of One’s Own

Posted on · We're reporting this week on disability issues, twenty years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA prohibits discrimination and guarantees access to public spaces. But it cannot guarantee that most prized human desire: a home of one's own. In part four of our series, KUHF health, science and technology reporter Carrie Feibel reports on what it takes to stay out of a nursing home, living independently and with dignity.