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Full Show: Diversity at the Symphony, And Celebrities and Politics (Sept. 25, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We discuss the significance of a new Coca Cola plant in Houston. We examine the Houston Symphony's efforts to be more diverse. We discuss whether celebrities and athletes should speak out on politics. We learn about a new documentary on organ transplants that features Houston. And a photographer talks about his portraits of the homeless.

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Partnership Unites the Many Organizations that Help Houston’s Homeless

Posted on · Earlier this month, Mayor Sylvester Turner launched an initiative that encourages giving to organizations that assist the homeless — instead of giving to panhandlers. With downtown Houston as a backdrop, the mayor unveiled a billboard for a campaign called “Meaningful Change – Not Spare Change.” As News 88.7’s Florian Martin reported, the mayor said while Houstonians […]

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Pumping Away Rainwater, and Actress Kate Shindle of ‘Fun Home’ — Friday’s Show (May 19, 2017)

Posted on · What are some new ways we could deal with excess rain water in Greater Houston after we have severe weather? For one, Harris County is studying the possibility of using high-powered pumps to move excess water into aquifers – or even old oil wells. The water would be preserved for later if – and when […]