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Why A Los Angeles Choral Group Is Singing About Houston

Posted on · Producer Joshua Zinn spoke with composer Ellen Reid and librettist Sarah LaBrie about their new work "dreams of the new world," which examines the idea of the American Dream through three prominent American cities, including Houston.

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Full Show: Immigration Policy Under Trump, And Sean Astin On Mental Health (May 8, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: A new report examines how immigration policy and enforcement have changed under the Trump administration. Actor Sean Astin talks about improving our national dialogue on mental health. And a new choral performance in Los Angeles get its inspiration partially from Houston.

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Transgender Houstonians, and Chef Robert Del Grande: Tuesday’s Show (May 24, 2016)

Posted on · Between last year’s Houston Equal Rights Ordinance saga and political back-and-forth these days in North Carolina, the word transgender has been in the news for quite some time now, often coupled with misconceptions or hateful accusations. But what does it really mean to be transgender in Greater Houston today? On this edition of Houston Matters, […]

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Soft Blink of Amber Light: Houston Chamber Choir Director Discusses Group’s Latest Album

Posted on · The Houston Chamber Choir just released its fourth album, Soft Blink of Amber Light. The ensemble turned twenty years old this year and works to increase awareness and appreciation of choral music. They also focus on local talent where possible by choosing Houston or Texas composers. Robert Simpson is the choir’s artistic director, and he spoke with Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin […]