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Gov. Abbott and Beto O’Rourke set to debate, and a controversial rail company merger (Sept. 30, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: We preview tonight's debate between Gov. Greg Abbott and his challenger, Beto O'Rourke, and discuss whether such events influence the outcome on Election Day. And we learn more about a proposed merger of rail companies and some people's concerns about it.

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Vaccine boosters target omicron, and writer Erika L. Sanchez (Sept. 6, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Who should get newly approved COVID-19 boosters that target the omicron variant? Then, Carolyn Evans-Shabazz answers questions about issues facing the city. And we talk with writer Erika L. Sanchez.

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Vanessa Wyche Takes The Helm At NASA’s Johnson Space Center (Aug. 26, 2021)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: An update on the COVID-19 situation in Montgomery County, a conversation with the new director of the Johnson Space Center, and poet Rita Dove talks about her latest collection.

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Mariah Lyttle Gets Her Big Break In “The Color Purple” And Francis T. Goodbeer Shares Her Journey From Retired Nurse To Poet

Posted on · It’s all about new beginnings, as we feature a singer-actor starring in her first national production and a native Houstonian who has created a new life through poetry.

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The State of Houston Energy, and Irish Author Colm Tóibín: Thursday’s Show (May 4, 2017)

Posted on · Today on Houston Matters, we continue our 3rd annual State of Houston series with a look at the state of energy and environment in Greater Houston with the help of Travis Bubenik, News 88.7’s energy and environment reporter. Also this hour…

Documentary filmmakers, Ken Burns, right, and Lynn Novick, discuss their film on the Vietnam War during "A Conversation With Documentary Filmmakers," at The Vietnam War Summit held at the LBJ Presidential Library Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Austin, Texas. Burns and Novick's PBS series, "The Vietnam War," is scheduled to debut in 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick to Visit Houston

Posted on · The award-wining documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick will be in Houston on April 26, 2017 for a preview screening and discussion of their latest project, THE VIETNAM WAR, a 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series set to air this fall on Houston Public Media TV 8 and PBS stations around the country.