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Full Show: CERAWeek, And What Braille Can Teach Us About The Brain (March 5, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn why there are so many Congressional seats in the Houston area up for grabs this year. Then, we learn about about a couple conferences happening in Houston this week: the energy summit CERAWeek and a gathering of Braille experts and researchers. Plus deli icon Ziggy Gruber talks about his craft. And Jeff Balke discusses the week in sports.

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Deli Man: Ziggy Gruber Talks About the Art of Delicatessens

Posted on · The documentary Deli Man tells the story of the American delicatessen, largely through a Houston guide – Ziggy Gruber, a third-generation deli man, and the owner and operator of Kenny and Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen. In February 2015, Craig Cohen sat down with Ziggy Gruber at Kenny & Ziggy’s to talk about the state of […]

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Revisiting Some of Our Favorite Recent Conversations: Monday’s Show (May 25, 2015)

Posted on · On this Memorial Day, we’re going to listen back to some of our favorite Houston Matters conversations and reports of recent months, including a few that seemed particularly appropriate on this holiday — and some that would be worthwhile to hear again on any day.

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Deli Man: Ziggy Gruber Talks About the Art of Delicatessens

Posted on · On Friday (2/27/15), the new documentary Deli Man opens nationwide, including here in Houston at the River Oaks Theatre. The film tells the story of the American delicatessen, largely through a Houston guide – Ziggy Gruber, a third-generation deli man, and the owner and operator of Kenny and Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen. Houston Matters’ Craig […]

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Racial Quotas in Housing and “Deli Man” Ziggy Gruber: Thursday’s show (February 26, 2015)

Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a lawsuit challenging decisions by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. The department awarded tax credits for low-income housing in Dallas to encourage new affordable housing in blighted areas using race-neutral criteria. A group called the Inclusive Communities Project sued, saying the agency approved more applications in […]