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I’ve Been Out There: On the Road with the Legends of Rock ‘N Roll

Posted on · In November of 2015, we spoke with Houstonians Grady Gaines and Rod Evans. They’re the co-authors of a book called I’ve Been Out There: On the Road with the Legends of Rock ‘N Roll. Back in the 1950s, Gaines was the musical director and saxophonist for a popular backing band called The Upsetters. He and his […]

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Cabinet Appointments and the Year in Business and Energy: Wednesday’s Show (December 14, 2016)

Posted on · President-elect Donald Trump named former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to head the Department of Energy. The announcement comes on the heels of another appointment — Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State for the Trump administration. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss what these appointments could mean for Texas and the nation […]

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I’ve Been Out There: On the Road with the Legends of Rock ‘N Roll

Posted on · Houstonians Grady Gaines and Rod Evans are the co-authors of a new book called I’ve Been Out There: On the Road with the Legends of Rock ‘N Roll. Gaines was the musical director and saxophonist for a popular backing band called The Upsetters back in the ’50s. Gaines and his band toured with Little Richard, […]

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Construction Safety, Grand Parkway, and Grady Gaines: Tuesday’s Show (November 3, 2015)

Posted on · Recently, huge scaffolding collapsed at an apartment complex under construction near Minute Maid Park. Several workers were injured in the incident. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident. In light of the incident, we discuss how construction safety is regulated and monitored here, on this edition of Houston Matters. We welcome your questions and comments […]