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Air Pollution Report and Sean Patrick Flanery: Tuesday’s Show (April 26, 2016)

Posted on · Last week, the American Lung Association released its 17th annual “State of the Air” report, which says Houston – when it comes to ozone – is the 15th most polluted city in the U.S. But what does that mean and what’s being done to address it? On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss air […]

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Prominent LGBT Rights Activists Tell Their Stories Prior to Houston Event

Posted on · San Antonio native Eric Alva was the first Marine injured in the Iraq War, and received a Purple Heart for his service. After his time with the military, he advocated for repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, and has testified in front of Congress against the policy. He continues to be at the […]

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“Wings of the City” Brings Interactive Sculptures to Discovery Green

Posted on · Maybe in the fast few days you’ve seen someone post a picture of themselves in front of a pair of giant bronze wings. Well, they’re posing in front of one of nine sculptures by Mexican artist Jorge Marín that are on display now through Feb. 8 downtown at Discovery Green. The exhibit, called “Wings of […]

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Mae Jemison and the 100 Year Starship, Germophobes, and Wings of the City: Houston Matters for Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Posted on · The 100 Year Starship is an initiative to make sure progress continues toward human interstellar space travel. Its annual public symposium begins Thursday, and continues through the weekend at the George R. Brown Convention Center. One of the key figures behind the initiative is Dr. Mae Jemison. She’s a former astronaut — the first African-American woman […]

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Earth Day Houston: Small Changes Make a Big Impact

Posted on · Earth Day Houston takes place Saturday, April 12, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m at Discovery Green.  The free event is a celebration of the environment and environmental education. The event focuses on the merits of mindful, sustainable living while educating and encouraging Houstonians to preserve, conserve and enhance our city and the Earth.