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The Big Squeeze: Kids Preserve Their Heritage by Picking Up the Accordion

Posted on · The early teen years are a time when many kids are taking their first band class or tooling around on a drum set they got for Christmas. Maybe they’re learning the school’s fight song on the trumpet or trying to top their high score on Rock Band. But, as Michael Hagerty reports, there’s plenty of […]

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Tax Prep and Accordion Throwdown: Thursday’s show (March 5, 2015)

Posted on ·   The April 15 tax deadline is just over a month away. Tax time always tends to add some stress to our lives. Preparing your taxes, after all, can be complicated, but Houston Matters is here to help! On this edition of the program, we welcome your questions for a pair of tax experts, who can address everything from new tax laws to eligible deductions […]

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Gentrification and Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man: Houston Matters for Thursday, December 11, 2014

Posted on · Back in August of 2013, Houston Matters met with longtime residents of Houston’s Montrose neighborhood to discuss how their community had changed over the years. Among the major topics of discussion was gentrification. The residents noted how development had changed the personality and affordability of their neighborhood. But they didn’t necessarily see gentrification as a bad […]