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Wednesday’s Show: Nigerian Travel Ban, The Week In Politics, And Norman Rockwell’s Granddaughter (Feb. 12, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: What the Nigerian travel ban means for the local community, we discuss the latest news in our weekly political roundup, a local dentist answers listener questions, and Norman Rockwell's granddaughter shares some lesser-known aspects of his life.

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NEXT QUESTION (Ep 17): Party Politics Hosts Brandon Rottinghaus & Jeronimo Cortina; Actress Renee Zellweger; And Our Oscar Predictions

Posted on · On this episode, we discuss the current state of U.S. national politics - from the Iowa Caucasus to The State of the Union; an interview with actress Renee Zellweger; and Dustin Chase, Justin McKee and Eddie Robinson join Ernie with their Oscar picks & predictions. Plus, the music of J.D. Pinkus.

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NEXT QUESTION (Ep 16): Comedian Maysoon Zayid, Dancer Edin Jusuframic, The 2081 Project, Reviews Of The Rhythm Section & Beanpole, Plus, Mattiel With “The Air Near My Fingers.”

Posted on · On this episode, we visit with actress, comedian, and activist Maysoon Zayid; discuss Sweden's Melodifestivalen with famed dancer Edin Jusuframic; welcome back Mattiel with a cover of The White Stripes' "The Air Near My Fingers", and our Pop Culture Conclave once again reconvenes- Dustin Chase, Justin McKee & Eddie Robinson.

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Next Question (Ep 15): Jim Lehrer; Our Pop Culture Conclave’s look at The Grammys, PEACOCK, & The Gentlemen; Plus The Music Of Bob Schneider

Posted on · On this episode, we remember PBS NewsHour anchor and veteran newscaster Jim Lehrer, who passed away on Thursday, January 23rd, 2020. For our music, Austin based performer Bob Schneider. Plus our Pop Culture Conclave – Dustin Chase, Justin McKee & Eddie Robinson look at the new Guy Ritchie film, the idea of Lizzo as a "New Artist," and an on the ground look at the Iowa Caucasus.

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Next Question (Ep 13): Star Wars, Composer Jerry Herman, Free Metro, 1917, Just Mercy, And Say Girl Say

Posted on · On this episode, we explore the world of one of the greatest Sci-Fi franchises in history with the Star Wars Enthusiasts of Houston; Gail Delaughter investigates METRO's suggestion for eliminating rider fees; a conversation with the late, great, legendary Broadway composer and lyricist Jerry Herman, film critic Dustin Chase reviews 1917, The Song of Names, and Just Mercy; plus the music of Say Girl Say.

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Next Question (Ep 12): Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Laura Branigain, The Golden Globes And Yacht

Posted on · On this episode, Harris County precinct one Commissioner Rodney Ellis talks The Harris County Remembrance Project, Bail Reform and County Government; a look back at 80's pop icon Laura Branigan; film critic Dustin Chase handicaps the 77th Golden Globe Awards; and the song "Sad Money" from YACHT.

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Next Question (Ep 11): A Look Back at 2019’s Top News Stories, Best (and Worst) Films, Jamie Foxx & the Music of Carolina Eyck

Posted on · On this week's episode, News 88.7 Morning Edition Anchor shares his pick for the top news stories for Harris County for 2019; we unveil movie critic Dustin Chase's top 10 list; and with the release of the new film Just Mercy, we revisit Ernie's 2004 conversation with actor Jamie Foxx.

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NEXT QUESTION (Ep 8): Houston’s District B Run-Off, Jay Leno, Craig Cohen, and Morgan James

Posted on · This week, we discuss what happens when a convicted felon is on the ballot, we learn what it is like to interview yourself, Jay Leno talks of his passions, and we look at the films - The Aeronauts & The Two Popes… Plus a fresh take on The Beatles classic "Dear Prudence."

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Friday’s Show: Houston’s Economic Forecast For 2020, And The Year’s Best New Restaurants (Dec. 6, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We dig into the 2020 economic forecast for Houston. Local food writers continue their discussion of their favorite new restaurants of the year. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And we learn about a new play called Baby Screams Miracle.

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Wednesday’s Show: Mayoral Candidate Interviews, And Jay Leno (Dec. 4, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We hear highlights from recent conversations with the two candidates in the runoff election for Houston mayor. We learn about a new piece from the Houston Symphony celebrating the history of NASA. And retired Tonight Show host Jay Leno talks about his career.