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Kinky Friedman: ‘Being a Musician is a Much Higher Calling Than Being a Politician. I’ve Been Both.’

Posted on · This Saturday (March 26, 2016), Kinky Friedman performs in Galveston at The Grand 1894 Opera House. The performance is an 85th anniversary celebration of — and benefit for — Congregation Beth Jacob Galveston. The Texas country singer, songwriter, humorist, author and sometimes political candidate will perform songs from his 40-year career and from his latest album, The Loneliest […]

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Bond Rating Downgrade and Kinky Friedman: Tuesday’s Show (March 22, 2016)

Posted on · Moody’s Investors Service last week (March 16, 2016) downgraded the city of Houston’s bond rating, citing low oil prices, falling sales tax revenues, unfunded pension obligations, and property tax caps among the reasons. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss how the city’s rating drop from Aa2 to Aa3 may affect some $3 billion […]

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Could Texas Ever Legalize Marijuana?

Posted on · With the legalization of recreational marijuana use in Colorado, could it ever happen in Texas? The Lone Star State has been very conservative for a very long time, so at first glance, it seems unlikely that it could happen here anytime soon. But look a little deeper at what Texas stands for: rugged individualism, freedom […]

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Legalizing Marijuana & Audio Art: Houston Matters for Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Posted on · The state of Colorado now allows the sale of marijuana for recreational use. Thousands of Coloradans, as well as people from outside the state, have descended on dispensaries to purchase pot legally. The state of Texas has been very conservative for a very long time, so at first glance, it seems unlikely that legalization of marijuana could happen here anytime soon. […]