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Houston Matters for Friday, July 12, 2013

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week here in Texas. In politics, Governor Perry’s announced he will not seek another term in office. In a second special session, the Texas House has passed a bill limiting abortion. Here in Houston, we await the official arrival of NBA star Dwight Howard, as the newest Houston Rocket. And there’s a new planned theme park […]

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Grilling in Houston

Posted on · Since July 4th fell on a Thursday this year, a lot of people are making it a 4 day weekend. And a big part of that experience for you and yours may be a barbecue this weekend. We’ll get some tips on grilling, and welcome your suggestions for the best food to grill, and how […]

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How Immigration Reform Could Impact Houston

Posted on · Last week, the U.S. Senate passed an immigration reform bill that would both ramp up security along the U.S. border with Mexico, and pave the way towards citizenship for millions of people already living here illegally. We’ll discuss the political and cultural implications of such proposed legislation, and what it means, in particular, for Houstonians.

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Destination Houston – Storytelling Sessions: Anthony Domenech

Posted on · As part of our series of stories from Houstonians talking about how their families came to America, we hear from Anthony Domenech, whose grandparents came to the U.S. in the late 1940s. He discusses how his parents met and fell in love amid challenging conditions in the South Bronx in New York.  

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Houston Matters for Friday, June 28, 2013

Posted on · The Supreme Court’s spring session ended with a bang. The High Court issued dramatic rulings on several highly anticipated cases involving civil rights, some originating here in Texas, and all with implications for Houstonians. The Court struck down DOMA, and instructed a lower court to dismiss a challenge to a ruling striking down Prop 8 […]

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Houston Matters For Friday, June 21, 2013

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we explore why Texas leads the way in executions, and what it says about us. Also, the energy industry is a key component of Houston’s economy. We’ll talk with author Michael Leviabout his new book The Power Surge, which calls for a “most of the above” approach to America’s energy policy. Plus, an Astrodome update, and a […]

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Improving the Houston Daily Commute (part 1)

Posted on · Traffic can be brutal, at times, in Houston. Never more so during “peak” hours. What once may have been referred to as “rush hours” are really solid three hour stretches each weekday morning and evening, as commuters travel to and from work. What can we do to improve the daily commute? We ask KUHF’s transportation […]

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Why Rita Repulsa from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is Coming to Houston

Posted on · Hi all. I’m preparing a report for Friday’s Houston Matters, but just had to take a moment to share a brief clip with you. I just chatted with Barbara Goodson. The name may not ring a bell, but if you are of a certain age, you will probably recognize her voice. She’s performed the voice […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, May 17, 2013

Posted on · It’s the world’s first multi-purpose domed stadium.  It’s the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” The Astrodome has been the site of a Nolan Ryan no-hitter, classic concerts by Elvis, Selena, Judy Garland and The Supremes, the famous Battle of the Sexes tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, and college basketball’s so-called “Game […]

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KUHF News to Launch Houston Matters; Craig Cohen To Host

Posted on · Craig Cohen, a 20+ year veteran of broadcast journalism, will host Houston Matters, a new public affairs show on KUHF News 88.7FM and kuhf.org beginning Friday, April 26 from noon to 1pm. The radio program will initially air weekly, each Friday, with plans to expand to a daily broadcast as additional staff is hired. Houston Matters will focus on news, trends and topical issues of interest and importance to the Greater Houston community.