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Second Annual Newcomers Guide to Houston: Thursday’s Show (September 3, 2015)

Posted on · On this special edition of Houston Matters, we offer our second annual Newcomers Guide to Houston! Whether you’re new to town, or just want a refresher on the basics of life in the Bayou City, this is a must listen. We cover absolutely as much territory as we can in an hour, presenting the lowdown on everything you need […]

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Space City or the Silicon Bayou: Tuesday’s Show (May 5, 2015)

Posted on · Seeing as how Houston is Space City, we thought it might be appropriate, from time to time, to catch up on developments in outer space exploration. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss a number of space-related topics with Dr. Carolyn Sumners, the VP of Astronomy at the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s George […]

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Transportation Through 2040, Technological Singularity, and Rap Tourism: Houston Matters for Friday, December 12, 2014

Posted on · The Houston-Galveston Area Council is creating a plan that lays out the area’s transportation needs over the next 25 years. The 2040 RTP (Regional Transportation Plan) lays out the latest update to a continuous planning process that includes the eight central counties of the Houston-Galveston region. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Alan […]

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Health Care, Food Waste, Vision in Space, and Samurai Exhibit: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Posted on · A recent interim report from the state Senate Committee on Health and Human Services outlined a number of legislative recommendations to address some of the state’s health care challenges. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn about the findings in the report and look ahead to what lawmakers might consider during the upcoming 84th […]

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African Americans of Houston – a Pictorial History

Posted on · In his new book, African Americans of Houston, author Ronald Goodwin explores Houston’s black community, past and present. The book presents photographs and descriptions that offer examples of people and places within Houston that made significant contributions to African American culture here. We spoke with Goodwin about the challenges of encapsulating a community and a […]

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Filmmaker Discusses Role of Photography As Tool For Social Change

Posted on · The Houston Cinema Arts Festival kicks off today. It’ll feature over 50 narrative and documentary films about artists in the visual, performing and literary arts. One of those films is Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People. Writer and director Thomas Allen Harris says it’s the first documentary to explore […]

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Lone Star Nation, Tough Talks with Kids, and André de Korvin: Houston Matters for Thursday, October 30, 2014

Posted on · In his new book Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America, Richard Parker examines how his native Texas has changed dramatically in the last 30 years – and how it’s in the midst of change right now and will continue to be so in the years to come. He notes how the suburbs of Houston in […]

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Oil Traffic Deaths, Fire Chief, and Gangs in the Burbs: Houston Matters for Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Posted on · The revolution in oil and natural gas production has been a windfall for trucking companies and commercial drivers across the state. But it’s also led to a surge in fatal accidents on Texas highways. All this week, Houston Public Media News 88.7’s Andrew Schneider and the Houston Chronicle’s Lise Olsen have collaborated in a series […]

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Historic Preservation, Your Technology Questions, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, September 7, 2014

Posted on · The city of Houston’s Planning and Development Department and the Houston Archaeological and Historical Commission are reviewing the city’s Historic Preservation Ordinance. Mayor Parker’s office would like the language in the ordinance to be clearer, but also may want to expand what can be protected and the authority such protections provide. On this edition of […]

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First Annual Newcomers Guide to Houston: Houston Matters for Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Posted on · On this special edition of Houston Matters, we offer our first annual “newcomers guide to Houston.” Whether you’re new to town, or just want a refresher on the basics of life in H-town, this will be a must listen. We’ll cover absolutely as much territory as we can in an hour, presenting the lowdown on everything you need […]

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Veterans, Bitcoin, and the Art of Radio Waves: Houston Matters for Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Posted on · This week, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced a plan to improve the speed of veteran care. President Obama promised military veterans at the American Legion national convention that he would fulfill his “sacred trust” to them by overhauling a system deemed “unacceptable and troubling” by an inspector general’s report highlighting a Phoenix VA hospital where there […]

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Making a Happier Workplace and Theater District Open House: Houston Matters for Friday, August 22, 2014

Posted on · What would make your day-to-day experience at work in Houston better? How could your employer be a better boss? How could you be a better employee? What would improve relationships with co-workers? Workload? Expectations? Responsibilities? How do we make the 9-to-5 daily work grind in Houston better? On this edition of Houston Matters, we consider […]

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Exhibit Highlights the Contributions of African-Americans to Culture and History

Posted on · The Houston Museum of African American Culture is displaying an exhibit marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act called African American Treasures from The Kinsey Collection. It’s on loan from the Kinsey family through October. Los Angeles natives Bernard, Shirley, and Khalil Kinsey put this collection together over the course of 35 years. It contains artifacts, documents and artwork […]

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Marketing to Hispanics and Joe Leydon on Roger Ebert: Houston Matters for Friday, July 25, 2014

Posted on · According to the 2012 U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey, about 20 percent of Hispanics in Harris County are 16 to 31 years old. It’s a group of key importance to marketing agencies. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Alex Lopez Negrete, CEO of Lopez Negrete Communications, a Houston-based Hispanic marketing agency about […]