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What it would take to bring Brittney Griner home, and Indian composer and violinist L. Subramaniam (Aug. 5, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: An international relations expert explains what it might take for the United States to arrange for Griner's release after her guilty verdict and sentencing. Then, we discuss how a recent ruling limiting the EPA's power might affect Houston. And Indian composer and violinist L. Subramaniam talks about his concert in Houston this weekend celebrating 75 years of Indian independence.

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Ramp connecting 59 with 610 set to close for two years, and a farewell to Andrés Orozco-Estrada (April 29, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: A major highway closure begins this weekend, we find out who the Texans selected in the NFL Draft, we learn what "agrihoods" are, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and Andrés Orozco-Estrada talks about his tenure with the Houston Symphony ahead of his final concert.

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Houston Symphony captures love, pain, and triumph in tribute to Aretha Franklin

Posted on · Capathia Jenkins, Broadway singer and actress, talks about her upcoming powerful performance of Aretha Franklin's songs with the Houston Symphony April 22 - 24. Plus, award-winning writer and biographer David Ritz shares memories of compassion and other things he learned while working with the Queen of Soul.

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Houston Arts Return With New Leadership, After Being Hit Hard By The Pandemic

Posted on · We meet three of Houston’s newest arts leaders and discuss their visions post-pandemic – including the future of live performance, equity and community impact.

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Which Texas Teachers Stand To Get A Big Raise (May 18, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: We find out which Texas teachers are in for a big pay bump, City Councilmember Karla Cisneros fields your questions, and acclaimed violinist Itzhak Perlman discusses his concerts with the Houston Symphony this weekend.

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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Why School Districts Are Pushing Back Against County Health Experts (Aug. 20, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday’s show: Why ten area superintendents have signed a letter opposing back-to-school recommendations from county health officials, addressing health care worker fatigue, Kam Franklin of The Suffers discusses her career, and Robin Kesselman prepares for a solo performance for the series Live From Jones Hall.

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Thursday’s Show: Refineries Releasing Benzene, And The Dangers Of Developing On The Coast (Feb. 6, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Texas refineries releasing excessive amounts of benzene, an irreverent take on the most serious issues of our time, the dangers of developing along America’s coasts, and why the Houston Symphony is devoting two weekends’ worth of concerts to one composer.

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Wednesday’s Show: Mayoral Candidate Interviews, And Jay Leno (Dec. 4, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We hear highlights from recent conversations with the two candidates in the runoff election for Houston mayor. We learn about a new piece from the Houston Symphony celebrating the history of NASA. And retired Tonight Show host Jay Leno talks about his career.