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Cosmic Collisions: Neil deGrasse Tyson Says None Of Us Would Be Here Without Them

Posted on · Ahead of his Houston lecture on Jan. 15, Tyson tells Houston Matters producer Joshua Zinn that without cosmic objects like asteroids colliding with other bodies like the earth, the dinosaurs would still be at the top of the food chain. And he discusses the challenges science faces these days.

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Full Show: Rep. Gene Green, And Conversations We’re Thankful For (Nov. 21, 2017)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Rep. Gene Green talks about his decision to retire. We preview the Dynamo's playoff series against Seattle. And we revisit conversations from the past year that we're thankful for -- everything from a story about Scrabble clubs to a visit to the Moody Gardens aquarium.

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Full Show: Political Roundup, And Eating Out For Thanksgiving (Nov. 1, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We discuss the latest political news with an eye for how it all might affect Houston and Texas. Then, local food writers discuss where to eat out on Thanksgiving Day. And Alexandra Zapruder discusses her family's connection to the Kennedy assassination.

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From Diners, To BBQ, To Cajun: Houston’s Pappas Restaurant Chain Celebrates 50 Years

Posted on · If you've lived in Houston for long, you've probably set foot in a Pappas restaurant. The Houston-based chain opened its first restaurant, Dot Coffee Shop, 50 years ago. Christina Pappas shares some of the company's history with Houston Matters.

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Full Show: Post-Harvey Workforce Shortage, And Opinions on Health Care (Sept. 19, 2017)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We learn about a workforce shortage post-Harvey. We get an update on the Arkema chemical plant, three weeks after fires erupted there. And we learn what patients and doctors think about the nation's health care system.