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Magnet Programs, Media’s Coverage of Crime, and a Song for Houston: Houston Matters for Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Posted on · On past programs, we’ve explored a variety of alternative forms of education, from Montessori schools to dual language programs. We’ve talked about efforts to focus education on preparing students for STEM careers – jobs in science, technology, engineering and math. Many public schools throughout Greater Houston offer specialized curriculum. They’re what are known as magnet […]

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The 28th Amendment, Healthcare Enrollment & Steve Tyrell: Houston Matters for Thursday, March 13, 2014

Posted on · There are 27 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The first ten, of course, are the Bill of Rights, which address matters ranging from speech to religion to guns. The other seventeen Amendments include one dedicated to abolishing slavery, others ensure voting rights, one establishes Prohibition, another repeals it. From time to time, citizens call for a […]

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A Conversation with the Houston Symphony’s New Music Director

Posted on · As the Houston Symphony prepares for several concerts this month, including performances with guest pianist Emanuel Ax, we’ll learn a little about the symphony’s new music director, Andrés Orozco-Estrada. At age 35, Estrada is one of the youngest major symphony conductors in the nation. Houston Public Media’s St. John Flynn recently sat down with him to talk about his journey […]

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Water Conservancy and Iconic 20th Century Photos: Houston Matters for Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Posted on · The tenth annual Texas Water Day kicked off yesterday in Washington DC. It’s an effort by the Texas Water Conservation Association to lobby lawmakers and other officials about their priorities, including Texas water infrastructure development and certifying levees. On today’s Houston Matters, we discuss issues associated with water in Houston and across the state of Texas. We consider water quality, and […]

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John Adams Conducts the Houston Symphony

Posted on · This weekend’s concerts at Jones Hall feature two classical superstars.  Composer John Adams takes to the podium to lead the orchestra in one of his newer works, and violinist Gil Shaham solos in the Korngold violin concerto.  Listen to John Adams conversation with Dean Dalton.  

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An HD Odyssey with Andres Orozco-Estrada and the Houston Symphony

Posted on · This weekend, Music Director Designate Andrés Orozco-Estrada leads the Houston Symphony in their two multimedia performances, "The Planets" and "Earth," marrying NASA HD images from space with music by Gustav Holst, John Adams and Richard Strauss.  The conductor talks about these presentations with St.John Flynn.

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Andres Orozco-Estrada Conducts the Houston Symphony

Posted on · This weekend at Jones Hall, Houston Symphony Music Director Designate Andrés Orozco-Estrada leads the orchestra in a program featuring symphonies by Mozart and Haydn, and a work by Alfred Schnittke that pays homage to both of these 18th-century giants.  Andrés Orozco-Estrada talks about the program with St.John Flynn.  

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Using Music, Pictures, and Words to Fight Hate in Houston

Posted on · This year both the Anti-Defamation League and the Houston Symphony are celebrating their 100th anniversaries. In celebration, the two organizations  teamed up Nov. 14 to provide a unique concert for the city of Houston. Houston Matters’ Conner Clifton has details on Houston in Concert Against Hate.

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Houston Matters for Thurs., Sept. 19, 2013

Posted on · We’ve explored Houston’s diversity many times on this program. We’ve also examined how the Montrose neighborhood in Houston, in particular, has long had a reputation for being gay-friendly. Many Houstonians also point to one of our political leaders as a demonstration of how we’re ahead of the curve, as the only major city with a […]

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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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Houston Symphony CEO to Head Down Under

Posted on · The Houston Symphony Society is looking for a new leader. Executive Director and CEO Matthew VanBesien is leaving Houston to be the new managing director of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra next year. Pat Hernandez has more.