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Full Show: Mental Health And Mass Shootings, The Weekly Political Roundup, And Houston Restaurant Weeks (Aug. 7, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: The Menninger Clinic's new president, the role of mental health in mass shootings, the weekly political roundup, highlights from Houston Restaurant Weeks, and answers from a local astronomer.

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Full Show: Helping LGBTQ Veterans, And Digging For Dinosaurs In Texas (July 24, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Congress needs to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program before it expires July 31. A new study looks at a major cause for pedestrian accidents. We learn about new efforts to help Houston's LGBTQ veterans. We go digging for dinosaurs in Texas. And we learn about Houston's Afro-Latin Dance Fest.

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‘Mapping Texas’ Looks at 300 Years of Shifting Texas Boundaries

Posted on · The Houston Museum of Natural Science is known for geodes and stars and dinosaurs, but a new exhibit aims to make cartography just as exciting as a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Mapping Texas: From Frontier to the Lone Star State shows off 50 maps, dating from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries, that document the discovery of […]

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Super Bowl 51 — How Did Houston Do? Monday’s Show (Feb. 6, 2017)

Posted on · It’s all over. Super Bowl 51 — Houston’s big moment at the center of the sports universe that was years in the making – is in the books. As the teams, visitors and celebrities trickle out of town we ask: How’d Houston do? How did Houston perform as a host city? The game itself will […]

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Refugee Resettlement and Uncovering Frost Town: Houston Matters Weekend for October 29, 2016

Posted on · On Sept. 30, 2016, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Texas was officially pulling out of the national program to resettle refugees, making good on an earlier threat to withdraw if the Obama administration didn’t accept changes to the program the state demanded, citing security concerns. Gov. Abbott’s statement said the state wanted refugees better vetted on whether […]

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Global Collection of Mummies to Visit Houston Starting Sept. 24

Posted on · In a few weeks (Sept. 24, 2016), a national exhibit featuring mummified remains of people and animals from around the world will arrive at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Mummies of the World: The Exhibition will feature mummies and artifacts on loan from twelve museums. Dr. Dirk Van Tuerenhout, the museum’s curator of anthropology, explains why […]

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Funding Roads, Insects, and Hacking: Thursday’s Show (May 14, 2015)

Posted on · Your gas tax dollars and vehicle registration fees are supposed to cover the cost of building and maintaining our road system here in Texas, but a public interest group out of Austin says that’s not the case. A new report from the Texas Public Interest Research Group says drivers actually pay for less than half […]

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Health Care, Food Waste, Vision in Space, and Samurai Exhibit: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Posted on · A recent interim report from the state Senate Committee on Health and Human Services outlined a number of legislative recommendations to address some of the state’s health care challenges. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn about the findings in the report and look ahead to what lawmakers might consider during the upcoming 84th […]

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Collection of Rare Bulgari Jewelry on Display at HMNS

Posted on · A collection of approximately 150 jewels, jewel-encrusted evening bags and timepieces created by the Italian luxury goods company Bulgari is on view now at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in a special collection celebrating Bulgari’s 130th anniversary. The exhibition features one of the largest collections of Bulgari heritage jewels ever shown and many jewels on loan […]