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Healing Racism, Gardening and the Astros’ First Half: Monday’s Show (July 13, 2015)

Posted on · This past Friday morning, Dallas police received reports a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in a park named for him had been vandalized. Someone spray-painted the word “shame” on the base of the statue. The incident came two weeks after protesters gathered in the park to hold an “undedication” ceremony. And it was reported […]

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Gardening Advice: Preparing Your Plants for Warm Weather

Posted on · Houston’s climate is so moderate that there are a number of growing seasons — although what you plant at this time of year will be different from what you plant in the fall. So what should we and what shouldn’t we plant right now? And how can we best take care of our plants to […]

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The State of Houston’s Health: Tuesday’s Show (April 14, 2015)

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we continue our week-long series exploring “The State of Houston” with a conversation about Greater Houston’s health and healthcare. We talk with News 88.7 Health and Science Reporter Carrie Feibel. Then: Houston’s climate is so moderate that there are a number of growing seasons. So what should we — and what shouldn’t […]

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World AIDS Day, Charitable Giving and Cold Weather Gardening: Houston Matters for Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

Posted on · Today is World AIDS Day, and this year marks the 25th anniversary of Harris Health System’s Thomas Street Health Center, which meets the medical, psychological and social needs of Houstonians diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Thomas Street was the nation’s first free-standing HIV/AIDS treatment facility. On this edition of Houston Matters, we hear about the challenges of treating […]

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Gardening Advice: Over-Watering in the Summer and Planting for Houston’s Warming Climate

Posted on · We welcome your gardening questions for Linda Gay, horticulturist and gardener from The Arbor Gate Nursery in Tomball. Linda addresses questions about: Houston’s increasingly warming climate and what plants might thrive here that did not in the past; what plants to grow in order to provide privacy along a fence; and our tendency to over-water (and kill) plants […]

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Maintaining Hermann Park’s Japanese Garden Requires an Annual Visit from Japanese Master Gardeners

Posted on · This spring, you might’ve enjoyed the occasional stroll through Hermann Park and its Japanese Garden. However, the garden’s many crepe myrtles, azaleas and cherry trees don’t stay beautiful on their own. Every year a team of master gardeners from Japan comes to Houston to tend to the garden. Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse paid a […]

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Senior Center Teaches Everything from Organic Gardening to Smartphones

Posted on · Houston seniors are learning to grow their own organic food courtesy of the community gardening program at the Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center. It’s just one of nearly 200 educational and civic programs being offered at the center. The senior garden features raised beds so seniors of all levels of physical ability can participate.

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Hydrogen Fuel and Your Gardening Questions: Houston Matters for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Posted on · Each Tuesday of this month, Houston Matters is exploring efforts here in Greater Houston to pursue alternative forms of energy that might someday, in some way, dramatically reduce carbon emissions. Last week, we discussed solar energy. In future weeks, we’ll explore wind and biofuels. Today, we talk about developments in harnessing hydrogen energy. We welcome your […]

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How Can I Get My Kid to Eat Healthier?

Posted on · We discuss efforts to develop healthier eating habits among Houston’s children, as we talk with Gracie Cavnar, Founder and CEO of the Houston-based Recipe for Success Foundation.We learn about the foundation’s nutrition education efforts, and discuss ways to make our youngest Houstonians smarter food consumers. And we welcome your questions about how obesity impacts a child’s […]

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As the Weather Starts to Warm Up, Is It Time to Plant?

Posted on · It’s really started to warm up in Houston in recent days – a reminder that, if you haven’t already done so, this might be a good time to plant. We welcome your questions for horticulture expert John Gardner about tending your garden. From what to plant to how to care for it, what grows in […]