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What Does it Mean to Be a Houstonian?

Posted on · What does it mean to be an American? That’s a question that’s evolved over our nation’s history and one that underlies much of the debate in the current presidential election. And so today we join the public radio project called A Nation Engaged and discuss what it means to be an American these days – and how the presidential candidates […]

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What Does it Mean to Be a Houstonian? Monday’s Show (October 10, 2016)

Posted on · What does it mean to be an American? That’s a question that’s evolved over our nation’s history and one that underlies much of the debate in the current presidential election. And so, on today’s edition of Houston Matters, we join the public radio project called A Nation Engaged and discuss what it means to be an American these days – […]

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What Should Newcomers Know About Houston’s Sports Teams?

Posted on · We conclude Houston Matters’ annual guide for newcomers by discussing the general state of Houston’s pro sports teams, including a preview of the upcoming Houston Texans season, with CultureMap Houston sports columnist MK Bower.

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What Do New Houstonians Need to Know About Healthcare and Arts and Culture?

Posted on · We continue Houston Matters’ annual guide for newcomers by discussing everything new Houstonians need to know about health and science and arts & culture in Greater Houston, with News 88.7’s health and science reporter Carrie Feibel, and Houston Public Media’s St. John Flynn.

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What Should Newcomers Know About Getting Around and Choosing A School?

Posted on · We continue Houston Matters’ annual guide for newcomers by discussing everything new Houstonians need to know about transportation and education in Greater Houston, with News 88.7 transportation reporter Gail Delaughter, and education reporter Laura Isensee.

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What Do New Houstonians Need to Know About Business, Energy and the Environment in Greater Houston?

Posted on · New to town? Want the lowdown on everything you need to know about Greater Houston? We begin by discussing business, energy and the environment with news 88.7’s business reporter Andrew Schneider, and Houston Public Media’s State Impact reporter for energy and the environment, Dave Fehling.

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Who’s Moving Here & What’s Their Impact?

Posted on · In a typical year, more than 60,000 people move to the Houston region. They tend to be young (the median age in Harris County is just under 33). In many cases, they’re here to start or advance their careers, because this is where the jobs are. On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll discuss what […]

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Who Are The Most Influential Houstonians In Social Media?

Posted on · Social media guru Eric Tung has researched what he characterizes as the top “social media power influencers” in Houston. We’ll find out who they are, what that means, and explore the impact Houstonians effectively using social networking sites from Twitter to LinkedIn to Facebook and beyond can have on our community. And, of course, we take your questions […]

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Houston Matters for Tues., Oct. 15, 2013

Posted on · Flu season is underway. Each year, around this time, we’re all encouraged to get our flu shots, and we learn about whatever strains of the influenza virus may be affecting Houston and the rest of the nation. But some in the medical community are concerned that events in Washington might be shaking up this year’s flu […]

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Houstonians Weigh In On Syria

Posted on · President Obama addressed the nation on Tuesday night, Sept. 10, to again make his case for targeted military action in response to last month’s deadly chemical attack in Syria, which killed more than a thousand people, including hundreds of children. The President described how, without a response, the Assad government, and other tyrants will commit […]

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What Would Compel Houstonians to March?

Posted on · This week’s festivities in Washington marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington got us thinking: what would get Houstonians to march? We have a reputation here in Houston of being generally pretty passive. Which is not to say we don’t have our share of protests, or that we don’t care – certainly Houstonians […]

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Houston Matters for Thursday, August 29, 2013

Posted on · This week’s festivities marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washingtongot us thinking: what would cause Houstonians to march? Sure, we have our share of marches, rallies, and protests. But not as many, it would seem, as other big cities, and usually not with the turnout you may find elsewhere. It would seem we’re – […]