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Friday’s Show: Distance Learning Opportunities At Fort Bend ISD, And Singer Judy Cheeks (March 20, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Distance learning opportunities at Fort Bend ISD, a rodeo vendor on his lost income, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and Woodlands-based R&B musician Judy Cheeks.

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NEXT QUESTION (Ep 22): Choreographer Trey McIntyre, Dr. Umair Shah, Pop Culture Conclave, And The Music Of Charlie Crockett

Posted on · On this episode, Executive Director of Harris Country Public Health, Dr. Umair Shah; inside the creative mind of dancer/choreographer Trey McIntyre; Our Pop Culture Conclave reconvenes to talk about the film I Still Believe, and all those cancellations; and we have singer Charley Crockett with "I Am Not Afraid."

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NEXT QUESTION (Ep 21): Super Tuesday Result, Author Clive Cussler, Pop Culture Conclave, And The Music Of Robert Ellis.

Posted on · On this episode, we discuss and examine the results of Super Tuesday with Party Politics host Brandon Rottinghaus; Also, we revisit Ernie's 2010 interview with Clive Cussler after the author's recent passing; Our Pop Culture Conclave reconvenes to talk about the films The Invisible Man and The Way Back; and we have singer Robert Ellis performing "Topo Chico."

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NEXT QUESTION (Ep 20): Suze Orman, Judy Cheeks, Pop Culture Conclave & Singer Madeline Edwards

Posted on · On this episode, we visit with Financial Expert Suze Orman, who talks about her latest PBS special Suze Orman's Ultimate Retirement Guide; Dance Diva Judy Cheeks shares tales of her life, career, and her new album Love Dancin'; Our Pop Culture Conclave reconvenes to discuss the results of the NAACP Image Awards and the rocky start of Apple Plus; and the music of Madeline Edwards.

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NEXT QUESTION (Ep 19): Rodeo BBQ Cook-off, Martha Davis And The Motels, Pop Culture, Music & More

Posted on · Ernie discusses RodeoHouston's World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest with pit master George Shore. Also, Martha Davis of the Motels shares tales from the road, and insight into how she creates. Plus, our Pop Culture Conclave reconvenes to discuss the upcoming Selena 25 Tribute Concert, HPM's new digital series Houston/Now, and Dustin Chase reviews the films Emma. and Call of the Wild. And the music of Ryan Culwell.

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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.