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Full Show: Houston’s Inferiority Complex, And Combating Bullying (Nov. 9, 2017)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We talk about Houston's perceived -- or real -- inferiority complex and discuss whether it's changing. We learn about the latest efforts in schools to combat bullying. And we learn about the artwork of Wayne Gilbert, who uses cremated ashes of real people to create paintings.

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What’s Houston’s Place in America and In the World?

Posted on · All this week, NPR and public radio stations nationwide are taking part in this week’s A Nation Engaged project which asks, “What is America’s place in the world?” Well, we’re Houston Matters, your daily guide to the people, places, issues and ideas that define Greater Houston. So guess what we’ve decided to ask? Yep: “What is Houston’s […]

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You’re From Houston? Oh, I’m Sorry.

Posted on · Maybe you’ve heard that phrase from a family member or a friend, or even a complete stranger, while visiting another part of the country — someone who, for some reason, has a negative impression of Houston, and feels it’s completely appropriate to express such a sentiment. Italian food and wine blogger Jeremy Parzen has experienced […]

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“You’re From Houston? I’m Sorry.” Friday’s Show (October 9, 2015)

Posted on · “You’re From Houston? I’m Sorry.” Maybe you’ve heard that phrase from a family member or a friend, or even a complete stranger, while visiting another part of the country — someone who, for some reason, has a negative impression of Houston, and feels it’s completely appropriate to express such a sentiment. Italian food and wine […]

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Here and Now Host Jeremy Hobson Shares His Impressions of Houston

Posted on · All this week, the NPR program Here & Now has been broadcasting from Texas. The last few days, Jeremy Hobson hosted the show from Houston – specifically from Houston Public Media’s studios, before moving on to San Antonio today. It’s helpful to consider, from time to time, how Greater Houston is perceived by visitors. So […]

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One Year After ‘City With No Limits’ Campaign: Is Houston Succeeding in Drawing More Millennials and Tourists?

Posted on · Just over a year ago, the Greater Houston Partnership launched a branding campaign to encourage Millennials to move to Houston. Is it working? And what other efforts are underway to bring people here to visit – or to stay? On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn about official efforts to sell Houston’s image across the […]

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Revisiting Houston’s Image Problem: Monday’s Show (June 8, 2015)

Posted on · Just over a year ago, the Greater Houston Partnership launched a branding campaign to encourage Millennials to move to Houston. Is it working? And what other efforts are underway to bring people here to visit – or to stay? On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn about official efforts to sell Houston’s image across the […]

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Does Houston Have an Image Problem?

Posted on · The Greater Houston Partnership is launching a new branding campaign called Houston: The City with No Limits. The campaign is geared towards Millennials to move to Houston. It’s not the city’s first effort to create a better image for itself. The Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau has had two campaigns, both of which were geared […]

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Houston’s Image, Riding the Bus & Teaching Kids to Cook: Houston Matters for Thurs., June 5, 2014

Posted on · The Greater Houston Partnership is launching a new branding campaign called Houston: The City with No Limits. The campaign is geared towards attracting Millennials to move to Houston. It’s not the city’s first effort to create a better image for itself. The Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau has had two campaigns, both of which were geared towards potential visitors. On this […]