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Houston Chamber Choir Event Gives Young Voices A Chance to Be Heard

Posted on · For the last 15 years, the Houston Chamber Choir has been hosting a school choral evening. The idea being an opportunity to hear the future voices of the Chamber Choir itself, but also to give these kids another platform to sing to the general public. This year features Flos Cantuum from St. Theresa’s Catholic School […]

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Sebelius Visits, Oil & Gas in 2014, Payday Loans, & Houston Holiday Events: Houston Matters for Fri., Dec. 20, 2013

Posted on · Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is in Houston today. Perhaps no other Obama administration official, save for President Obama himself, has been on the firing line more amid the troubled roll-out of the final phase of the Affordable Care Act. On today’s Houston Matters, we’ll have details on the Secretary’s visit, and on […]

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How to Get Through All Seven Harry Potter Books in 70 Minutes

Posted on ·   Want to get through all seven Harry Potter books but don’t have the time to read them all? If you’ve got 70 minutes you can speed through a summary of them all thanks to the off-Broadway show “Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff,” which runs Nov. 26 through Dec. […]

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Giving Thanks and Talking Turkey, Houston-style: Houston Matters for Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, in our last program before Thanksgiving, we welcome your examples of people, places, events, and ideas you’re thankful for here in Houston. And yes, we know, you’re thankful for your family and friends – we are too. Well, we don’t necessarily know your family and friends, but we’re thankful […]

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Houston Matters for Wed., Nov. 20, 2013

Posted on · The Houston Chronicle recently published its annual report on the best places to work in Houston. 150 companies made the ‘Houston Chronicle Top Workplaces’ list based on employee surveys, where workers were asked to rate areas including company leadership, opportunities for advancement and their work/life balance. If you were asked to rate your workplace, what […]

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Houston Matters for Mon., Nov. 11, 2013

Posted on · Ah, applying to college. The SATs and ACTs, the application forms, the essays, the waiting…and waiting…and waiting. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn what Houston’s high schoolers and parents need to know about how to get into college, from a Houston-based university admissions officer, and a Greater Houston-based college consultant, who helps students find, […]

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Houston Matters for Fri., Nov. 8, 2013

Posted on · The Texans. Houston’s restaurant scene. Affordability. Diversity. The arts. Depending on your own opinion, these things aren’t getting enough attention here in Houston. Or…they’re receiving too much. On this edition of Houston Matters, we ask you: what’s overrated and underrated in Houston, and why? It can be anything! Sports, food, entertainment, museums – whatever you […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, July 19, 2013

Posted on · More demonstrations are planned here in Houston this weekend, in the aftermath of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. The shooting and the ensuing criminal trial certainly captured Americans’ attention. There have been demonstrations nationwide similar to the ones that have taken place this week here in Houston. Now […]

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A Bottle Exhibit tells Houston’s History

Posted on · The late Jim Croce once sang of saving “time in a bottle.” A new exhibit on display at The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park kind of pulls that off. “Bitters, Brews and Beyond” features a collection of glass bottles – soda bottles, milk bottles, beer bottles, medicine bottles, flasks, jars, and more, all with […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, July 12, 2013

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week here in Texas. In politics, Governor Perry’s announced he will not seek another term in office. In a second special session, the Texas House has passed a bill limiting abortion. Here in Houston, we await the official arrival of NBA star Dwight Howard, as the newest Houston Rocket. And there’s a new planned theme park […]

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Houston Matters For Friday, June 21, 2013

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we explore why Texas leads the way in executions, and what it says about us. Also, the energy industry is a key component of Houston’s economy. We’ll talk with author Michael Leviabout his new book The Power Surge, which calls for a “most of the above” approach to America’s energy policy. Plus, an Astrodome update, and a […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, June 7, 2013

Posted on · Houston welcomes U.S. and Irish rugby teams to town this weekend, for a game that’s bound to be filled with scrums, knock-ons, mulligrubbers and falcons. Any idea what any of that means? Producer Edel Howlin visited with the Irish squad, and will share a little rugby 101 during today’s Houston Matters. Under the Voting Rights […]

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All Things LEGO in Houston

Posted on · The Texas LEGO KidsFest takes place in Houston this weekend at Reliant Stadium. It includes a LEGO model museum, a club and master builder academy, family competitions, and a huge map of the United States all made out of LEGOs. Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin introduces us to all things LEGO, all over the place.

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Houston Grand Opera’s Latest Home Grown Opera about Houston’s Connection with Japan

Posted on · This month, the Houston Grand Opera will premiere The Memory Stone by composer Marty Regan and librettist Kenny Fries. It’s a new opera presenting the story of two women impacted by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March 2011. It’s a part of the Opera’s East and West series – eight chamber operas celebrating […]