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Full Show: Houston Symphony Wins A Grammy, And What Houston Will Be Like By Its Bicentennial (Jan. 29, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn about the Houston Symphony's Grammy Award. We explore what Houston might look like by its bicentennial in 2036. We learn about the organization that evolved into NASA. And we catch up on Houston sports.

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How Did Certain Music Become the Soundtrack of Independence Day?

Posted on · (Above: The Houston Symphony’s Star-Spangled Salute at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Photo: Chinh Phan, CatchLightGroup) When you think of the Fourth of July, a few things probably come to mind: parades, hot dogs, fireworks, and John Philip Sousa. Even if you don’t immediately recognize that name, you’d most certainly recognize his famous march The Stars and […]

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Health Care Experts Weigh In On Senate GOP Bill: Thursday’s Show (June 29, 2017)

Posted on · Facing defections from within their own party, Republican leaders in the US Senate decided on Tuesday (June 27, 2017) to delay a vote on their health care bill until after the July 4 recess. While that gives senators more time to weigh their decisions on the bill, it also gives us more time to discuss […]

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How the ‘Rocky’ Theme Became the Personal Anthem for Outgoing Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski

Posted on · (Above:Michael Krajewski served as the Houston Symphony’s principal pops conductor for 17 years before his final concerts May 26-28, 2017. Photo: Derek Stokely | Houston Public Media)For well over a decade, Michael Krajewski has had an inside joke with Houston audiences: he likes to pump up the crowd and add a little pizzazz to the […]

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Political Roundup, and Energy Trends Reshaping America’s Future: Wednesday’s Show (May 31, 2017)

Posted on · The 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature wrapped up this week with some contention — and even threats of violence. Also, lawmakers passed a $217 billion budget to run the state for the next two year, and Gov. Greg Abbott says he’ll decide sometime this week if he wants to call a special session […]