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Friday’s Show: Growing Gentrification, And How Texas Shaped Janis Joplin (Jan. 10, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Why gentrification here is outpacing other Texas cities, how tensions with Iran might affect the oil and gas industry, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news, and how Texas shaped the music of Janis Joplin.

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Full Show: East Side Gentrification, And The Year In Transportation (Dec. 18, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: A report expects crime and murder rates to decline in most big cities -- except Houston. Then, a study examines which of Houston's neighborhoods are the most susceptible to gentrification. Plus, we reflect on the year's biggest transportation stories. And John Lomax III discusses the contributions of his father, John Avery Lomax, Jr., to the documentation of American folk music.

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Full Show: Restaurants And The #MeToo Movement, And Gentrification Of The Third Ward (Feb. 16, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Could the #MeToo movement have played a role in who didn't get selected as a James Beard Award semifinalist? Then, we explore the gentrification of Houston's Third Ward. Our non-experts break down The Good, Bad, and Ugly of the week’s news. And we find some people actually participating in the winter sport of curling here in Houston.

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Houston’s Changing Neighborhoods

Posted on · We’ve regularly discussed on this program the ways in which Houston has been transforming in recent years. We Houstonians have watched as our infrastructure has struggled to keep up with dramatic population growth. We’ve also both celebrated and bemoaned the reinvention of entire neighborhoods — what some see as improvements, and others dismiss as gentrification. […]