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Full Show: Lessons From Hurricane Alicia, And Celebrating Anett Cobb (Aug. 10, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke in Houston this morning about the government's efforts to combat violent crime, we talk with Brandon Rottinghaus for an analysis, we reflect on lessons learned from Hurricane Alicia in 1983. Then, our “non-experts” discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the news. And local musicians celebrate the 100th birthday of Houston jazz legend Arnett Cobb.

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Full Show: The Great Houston Flood of 1935, And Studying Hawaii’s Volcano (Aug. 3, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: NASA announces its first crews who will fly on commercial spacecraft. Then, we look back at the Great Houston Flood of 1935. We discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. A Rice professor tells us what she's learned from studying the erupting Kilauea volcano. And a local festival highlights women in jazz.

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Jazz Bassist Christian McBride Collaborates with Houston Chamber Choir

Posted on · Over the weekend (Sunday, May 22, 2016), jazz bassist and five-time Grammy winner Christian McBride and his trio performed with the Houston Chamber Choir at the Wortham Theater Center. The trio premiered a new piece designed for a jazz ensemble and choir. Before McBride got into town last week, he told Michael Hagerty about applying […]

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Transgender Houstonians, and Chef Robert Del Grande: Tuesday’s Show (May 24, 2016)

Posted on · Between last year’s Houston Equal Rights Ordinance saga and political back-and-forth these days in North Carolina, the word transgender has been in the news for quite some time now, often coupled with misconceptions or hateful accusations. But what does it really mean to be transgender in Greater Houston today? On this edition of Houston Matters, […]

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The State of Houston’s Arts and Culture: Friday’s show (April 15, 2016)

Posted on · On today’s program, we conclude our 2nd annual “State of Houston” series – exploring the state of Greater Houston’s economy, transportation, health, education, environment, politics and culture. Today, we look at what’s happening here in arts and culture, with News 88.7’s arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop.