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George H.W. Bush Biographer, City Floods and ‘Prairie Home’ Host Chris Thile: Houston Matters Weekend for Feb. 4, 2017

Posted on · In his 2015 biography Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, author Jon Meacham explored how the nation's 41st president has conducted himself throughout his life, through extensive interviews over a decade with the president, his family, friends, and colleagues. Meacham was also granted access to the former president's audio diaries […]

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‘A Prairie Home Companion’ Host Chris Thile Goes from Lifelong Fan to Host

Posted on · Some Houstonians likely first encountered musician Chris Thile at area clubs like McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, where Thile and his Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers bandmates performed amid nationwide tours. These days, though, more Houstonians likely know Thile as the new host of A Prairie Home Companion, heard weekends here on News 88.7. Thile, a regular […]

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What’s Next for Garrison Keillor after A Prairie Home Companion?

Posted on · The Houston Symphony presents Garrison Keillor, the longtime host of A Prairie Home Companion, at Jones Hall on Wednesday night (Jan. 27, 2016). We talk with the famed public radio host about his decision to retire as host of Prairie Home in the coming months. (Image Courtesy: Prairie Home Productions)

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Planned Parenthood Video Stingers Indicted: Tuesday’s Show (January 26, 2016)

Posted on · In a surprising turn of events, a Harris County grand jury — convened to investigate whether Houston-based Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast sold fetal tissue — declined Monday to take any action against the women’s health service provider. Instead it indicted the undercover videographers behind those allegations. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with […]