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Teacher Appraisal, Mayor Parker, and Storm Stories: Wednesday’s show (May 11, 2016)

Posted on · Last month, the Association of Professional Educators announced a petition to challenge the state's planned updated appraisal system tying teacher evaluation scores to student performance on standardized tests. That announcement followed a lawsuit brought by the Texas State Teachers Association, seeking to invalidate part of the new evaluation system being planned by Texas Education Commissioner […]

Houston Matters

New Opera Tells the Story of Historic Harris County Court Case

Posted on · When members of Houston Grand Opera perform tonight (May 4, 2016), it won't be on the Wortham Theater Stage. Instead, it'll be inside a courtroom full of lawyers. News 88.7 arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop has more on the opera, called What Wings They Were: The Case of Emeline. It’s based on an historic […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Destination Texas, Imprisoned in China and Free Opera for the Laid Off: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From Texas being the top destination to move to from out of state; to a Houstonian being jailed in China; to free opera subscription renewals for laid-off oil and gas employees: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. Our panel of non-experts this week includes: Wayne Ashley, the author […]

Houston Matters

How an Opera Singer Found His Voice

Posted on · Baritone Reginald Smith, Jr. performs in the Houston Grand Opera and talks about how he decided to pursue singing professionally. He says he saw an opera as a young man and thought: “Everyone dies in this thing. I kind of like it.”

Houston Matters

How an Opera Singer Found His Voice

Posted on · Baritone Reginald Smith, Jr. performs in the Houston Grand Opera and talks about how he decided to pursue singing professionally. He says he saw an opera as a young man and thought: “Everyone dies in this thing. I kind of like it.”

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