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Super Bowl LI Preparation, and Montrose Management District: Friday’s Show (December 9, 2016)

Posted on · Super Bowl 51 in Houston is now just weeks away. What’s been done to get the Bayou City ready to host such a high-profile event. What preparations remain? We find out from Mike Waterman, president of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau. Mike Waterman joins us to discuss the investment Houston First has made in the area […]

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Houston Matters Weekend for December 3, 2016

Posted on · Houston Matters was ground zero for the launch of Public Media’s year-long DiverseCity initiative, an ongoing look at the many was race effects our lives in Houston. We started with an hour-long town hall to talk about law enforcement and people of color intersect. We hear an excerpt of that dialogue. Our guests include: Harris County […]

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Helping the Homeless — Or Sanitizing Things for the Super Bowl?

Posted on · Addressing homelessness is an ongoing challenge in Greater Houston, but with the eyes of the nation on the Bayou City during the upcoming Super Bowl, are we likely to see increased attention paid to the city’s homeless initiatives? We ask Eva Thibaudeau, director of programs for Houston’s Coalition for the Homeless.

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Selling the Pension Plan, and Helping the Homeless: Thursday’s Show (November 10, 2016)

Posted on · A couple of weeks ago, the Houston City Council passed a resolution of support for Mayor Sylvester Turner’s proposal to reform the city’s pensions system. As News 88.7 reported, the deal includes $2.5 billion in benefit reductions, changes to annual cost of living adjustments and increased employee contributions. Mayor Turner says the proposal will lower […]

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Houston Hosts National Conference on Sexual Exploitation

Posted on · Beginning Thursday (Sept. 29, 2016), the National Center on Sexual Exploitation is holding a three-day summit in Houston covering efforts to combat sexual exploitation in several forms: pornography, sex trafficking, sexual violence, child abuse and objectification. We learn more about the summit – and efforts to combat sexual exploitation in Greater Houston and beyond – from Dawn […]

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Houston Hosts The Final Four — Will The City Become The Next Big Events Destination?

Posted on · The NCAA men’s college basketball Final Four tournament takes place this weekend here in Houston. It’s, in many ways, a sort of dress rehearsal for next year’s Super Bowl. We talk with News 88.7’s Gail Delaughter about the final preparations for — and potential impact of — this weekend’s national championship. (Above: Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner […]

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Former Texans Coaches and Players Win Super Bowl in Denver

Posted on · A dozen former Texans coaches and players won the Super Bowl last night (Feb. 7, 2016), when the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10. Broncos coach Gary Kubiak and defensive coordinator Wade Phillips were among eight coaches who used to be Texans, but who won last night for Denver. Kubiak and Phillips, of course, […]

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Houston Super Bowl: NRG Stadium Getting Upgrades One Year Out

Posted on · Sunday, of course, is Super Bowl 50. The Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. But one year from today (Feb. 5, 2017), Houston’s NRG Stadium will host the game. A delegation of Houston officials will attend this weekend’s game to observe the event in preparation for Houston’s […]