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Expansion Will Double the Size of Houston’s Holocaust Museum

Posted on · (Above: An artist’s rendering of the renovation and expansion planned for Holocaust Museum Houston. Image Courtesy: HMH) Holocaust Museum Houston has announced plans to more than double its size, making it the nation’s fourth-largest Holocaust museum. Some two-thirds of the current museum, located on Caroline Street in the Museum District, will be torn down to […]

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Political Roundup, and Lessons to Learn From Austin: Wednesday’s Show (June 21, 2017)

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. On this week’s edition, we discuss everything from the status of the healthcare bill in the Senate, to Texas joining a ten-state coalition supporting the constitutionality of President Trump’s executive order regarding sanctuary cities, to whether or not […]

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President Trump, and Civil Rights in the Space Race: Houston Matters Weekend for Jan. 28, 2017

Posted on · President Donald Trump was sworn into office on Jan. 20, 2017. And before the ceremony, we asked you to share what you want him to know about Houston as part of NPR’s A Nation Engaged project. On this edition of Houston Matters Weekend, we hear some of your answers and discuss them with Brandon Rottinghaus, political […]

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Why Holocaust Survivor Eva Schloss Says She’s Still an Optimist

Posted on · Eva Schloss is a Holocaust survivor, an author and the step-sister of Anne Frank, whose diary of life in hiding during the Holocaust was published and adapted for stage and screen. Schloss will share her story of surviving the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp at an event Feb. 15, 2017 at The Wortham Center. Schloss recently spoke […]

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HUD Ruling on the Fountain View Housing Project, and Holocaust Survivor Eva Schloss: Wednesday’s Show (January 25, 2017)

Posted on · The US Department of Housing and Urban Development recently found the city’s decision to nix an affordable housing project on Fountain View Drive was motivated at least in part by the race, color or national origin of the likely tenants. HUD says that’s a violation of the Civil Rights Act. The ruling is the latest […]

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Dame Helen Mirren Calls On Senate To Pass Holocaust Art Recovery Bill

Posted on · Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the lead sponsors of a bill to make it easier for victims’ families to reclaim artworks or artifacts seized by the Third Reich. Mirren’s 2015 film "Woman In Gold" portrayed the legal difficulties such individuals face in trying to recover their family's property from the new owners.