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Rent relief deadline, police searches, and Houston’s first sit-in (Nov. 5, 2021)

Posted on · On Friday's show: The deadline to apply for rent relief is approaching, an investigation into police searches during traffic stops, Houston's first sit-in protest and its often-complicated leader, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and an influential 1979 documentary about the Bayou City.

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Navigating A Transition Of Power When One Candidate Won’t Concede (Nov. 11, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: New efforts to monitor pollution after natural disasters, navigating a transition of power when one candidate won’t concede the election, how bars are adapting to prevent the spread COVID-19, and a documentary about the iconic Houston nightclub Numbers.

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Full Show: Madeleine Albright On Bipartisanship, And Remembering Filmmaker James Blue (Nov. 8, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: After losing his re-election bid, a judge releases many of the juvenile defendants who had cases before him. Then, former Sec. of State Madeleine Albright discusses the need for bipartisanship in foreign policy. Plus, a new documentary tells the story of Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker James Blue, who spent much of his career in Houston. And a new performance explores the impact of Houston’s drag scene on the LGBT rights movement.

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Full Show: Houston’s Inferiority Complex, And Combating Bullying (Nov. 9, 2017)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We talk about Houston's perceived -- or real -- inferiority complex and discuss whether it's changing. We learn about the latest efforts in schools to combat bullying. And we learn about the artwork of Wayne Gilbert, who uses cremated ashes of real people to create paintings.

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Honky Tonk Heaven: Film Pays Homage to Legendary Dance Hall The Broken Spoke

Posted on · The Broken Spoke has been called “one of the last true Texas dance halls.” The live music venue in Austin has been owned and operated by the same family for more than 50 years. Filmmaker Sam Wainwright Douglas says “it’s like walking into 1965.” And now, it’s the subject of a documentary called Honky Tonk […]

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Film Chronicles the Career of Unsung Texas Musician Doug Sahm

Posted on · If you want to know what Texas sounds like, listen to the music of the late Doug Sahm. He was a musician who could play every form of indigenous form of Texas music authentically, and his connections to Houston run long and deep. There's a new documentary chronicling Doug's music. Sir Doug and the Genuine […]

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Houston Native Makes a Splash at SXSW and Cannes with His First Feature: ‘Krisha’

Posted on · Trey Edward Shults was born and raised in Spring, Texas, and from the very beginning he seemed to have incredible luck. He began his filmmaking career interning on Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life and working in the camera department for Malick’s Voyage of Time. But his biggest success – so far, at least – […]

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