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Rum: It’s Not Just for Daiquiris

Posted on · Today is National Rum Day. Now put down that rum and coke and pay attention — rum is not just for mixing with coke or making fruity drinks, as Houstonians celebrating island culture at this weekend’s 3rd annual Caribbean RumFest will learn. Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty explains. More Information: Caribbean RumFest Recipes from Chef Paul […]

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Can you Live on a Minimum Wage in Houston?

Posted on · In recent days, labor and community groups have rallied in Houston, and across the nation, calling for a raise in the minimum wage, currently 7.25 an hour, and encouraging employers to voluntarily pay employees more. Texas has more minimum wage workers than any other state, and the 2nd-highest percentage of hourly paid workers making the […]

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Houston Matters for Thursday, August 1, 2013

Posted on · In recent days, labor and community groups have rallied in Houston and across the nation, calling for a minimum wage hike, and encouraging employers to voluntarily pay their employees more. Texas has more minimum wage workers than any other state, and the 2nd-highest percentage of hourly paid workers making the minimum wage or less. Here […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, June 14, 2013

Posted on · Hundreds of thousands of people in and around Houston commute in and out of the downtown area each weekday. Joining commuters are thousands more running errands, dropping kids off at school, going shopping, going to eat. Let’s face it – we’re always going. But never more so than during “drive time.” Cars, trucks, motorcycles, and […]

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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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What’s Wrong With The Latest Survey On How Safe Houstonians Feel?

Posted on · A new Gallup survey finds Houston is near the top of a list of cities where people do not feel safe walking alone in their neighborhoods at night. Houston is in company with riverside, California, New Orleans, and Memphis — where people feel the least secure. But one local expert in social behavior says surveys like this one usually miss one important point.

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Houston Matters for Friday, April 12, 2013

Posted on · The last day of Alex Brown's life began like many others. The 17 year old Seagraves High School senior hopped in her truck, and began the drive to her Lubbock, Texas-area school. Along the way, she began texting, a distraction which led to her rolling her truck. She was ejected from the vehicle and died. […]

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Houston Matters (really, it does)

Posted on · Greetings! And thanks for visiting Houston Matters’ website! What is Houston Matters, you ask? Well, first and foremost, it’s a radio program, which you can hear Fridays at noon on KUHF 88.7 FM in Houston. During each hour of Houston Matters, we investigate the issues and ideas, people and places that make Houston…well…Houston! We talk […]

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Milo Hamilton

Posted on · The 2013 Major League Baseball season kicked off this week. And it's already tough sledding for the Houston Astros. They lost a hundred games each of the last two seasons. They have the league's lowest payroll – in fact, their 25 man roster makes less combined than Alex Rodriguez makes for the Yankees alone. And […]