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Full Show: The Story Of Black Colleges And Universities, And Anthony Graves Tells His Story (Feb. 19, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: On the eve of early voting, we preview the primary election races. Then, a new film documents the history of America’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Plus, exonerated, former death row inmate Anthony Graves talks about his new book. And we recap the latest news in Houston sports.

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Full Show: Commissioners Court Votes On Astrodome, And Measuring Presidential Accomplishments (Feb. 13, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Harris County Commissioners voted to move forward with Astrodome renovation plans. We visit the public radio stations at Greater Houston's two historically black universities. A new book examines American presidents from the past century based solely on their accomplishments. And we go inside the world of figure skating in Houston.

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Karbach Purchased, and The Beer Drinker’s Guide to God: Houston Matters Weekend for Nov. 12, 2016

Posted on · On Nov. 3, 2016, we leanred one of Houston’s fastest-growing breweries — Karbach Brewing Company — is being acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev, Budweiser’s parent company. Perhaps this was inevitable. Some in the local brewing industry have been worried we’d reached “peak beer” in Houston, with 17 breweries operating in the region. Even after Karbach’s acquisition, some wonder […]

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The Challenges Facing Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Posted on · Historically black colleges and universities — or HBCUs — have fallen on some hard times lately: financial problems, low graduation rates — some have been denied accreditation. These and other challenges recently led Dr. John Rudley, the former president of Texas Southern University, to call being an HBCU President “one of the most stressful jobs in America.” He also […]

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HBCUs, Environmental Justice, and Future Humans: Thursday’s Show (October 27, 2016)

Posted on · Historically black colleges and universities – or HBCUs – have fallen on some hard times lately: financial problems, low graduation rates — some have been denied accreditation. These and other challenges recently led Dr. John Rudley, the former president of Texas Southern University, to call being an HBCU President “one of the most stressful jobs in America.” […]