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Thursday’s Show: The Legacy Of George P. Mitchell, And What To Believe When Products Claim Certain Health Benefits (Oct. 10, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: A new biography of billionaire Texas oilman George P. Mitchell, what ancient coins can tell us about history, and knowing what to believe when products claim certain health benefits.

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Wednesday’s Show: Remembering A Fallen Deputy, Susan Sontag Biographer, And The Foyt Racing Legacy (Oct. 2, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Remembering the life of slain Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal, the week in politics, Benjamin Moser on his new biography of Susan Sontag, and the racing legacy of AJ Foyt.

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Full Show: HISD’s Accountability Grades, Mounted Police Units, And Stevie Ray Vaughan Biography (Aug. 15, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We examine HISD's latest accountability ratings. We discuss the history and relevance of mounted police units. We meet the authors of a new biography about Stevie Ray Vaughan. We learn the history of Houston's downtown tunnels. And developer Gerald Hines reflects on his contributions to the city's skyline.

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Full Show: Ronald Reagan Biographer, and Writer Mitch Albom (Oct. 11, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: A crew headed to the ISS makes an emergency landing. Bob Spitz discusses his biography Reagan: An American Journey. Houston food writers discuss their favorite distinctive meal items at area restaurants. And writer Mitch Albom talks about his new novel, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven.

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The Life and Times of George H.W. Bush: Thursday’s Show (November 12, 2015)

Posted on · In the development of his new biography Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, author Jon Meacham conducted extensive interviews over a decade with the 41st President, his family, friends and colleagues, and was granted access to the former president’s audio diaries and First Lady Barbara Bush’s diary. The book, just out this week, […]

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Oveta Culp Hobby: An Unsung Figure in Texas History

Posted on · We learn about one of the unsung women in Texas history: Oveta Culp Hobby. Author Debra Winegarten says Hobby’s story is often overshadowed by others in her famous family (her husband was former Texas Governor William P. Hobby, for whom Hobby Airport is named). Winegarten discusses her biography Oveta Culp Hobby: Colonel, Cabinet Member, Philanthropist. Oveta Culp Hobby was […]

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Chronicling Your Family’s History Through Film

Posted on · We talk with Houston filmmaker Stefani Twyford. Through her company, Legacy Multimedia, she produces tribute videos and family and personal biographies as a way to help chronicle history, share life stories, and preserve legacies. She recently shared some of her own family’s legacy through a documentary about her father, photographer Martin Elkhort. That film was shown […]