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Election monitors to watch…the election monitors (Oct. 25, 2022)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Harris County and Houston officials are asking for federal election monitors to come watch...the election monitors the state is sending. Then, an interview with Lesley Briones, candidate for Harris County Commissioner, Precinct 4. And we discuss how music is used in medical care.

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The latest on the monkeypox outbreak, and live music in Houston (July 22, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: What Houstonians should know about monkeypox. Then, we conclude a two-part exploration of the future of live music in the Houston area. And we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week.

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Dioxin found in Kashmere Gardens, and the future of live music in Houston (July 15, 2022)

Posted on · On Friday's show: A powerful toxic chemical has been found in a soil sample in the Kashmere Gardens neighborhood. We learn what that means for its residents. Then we begin a two-part exploration into the future of live music in the Houston area with an examination of the challenges local venues face putting on concerts.

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State Rep. Gene Wu Addresses Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans (March 23, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: The latest on sexual assault allegations against Deshaun Watson, State Rep. Gene Wu answers your questions, we reflect on the women of the Bush family, and how music venues are returning to staging concerts.

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Full Show: Prosperity Gospel, And Project Row Houses Turns 25 (Dec. 14, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn about last night's HISD board meeting and about the latest efforts to woo the Democratic National Convention in 2020. Then, we explore how so-called prosperity gospel messages affect people's behavior. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news. And Project Row Houses turns 25.

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Author Chronicles 40-Year History of Austin City Limits

Posted on · This month marks the 40th anniversary of Austin City Limits, the iconic PBS series that records and broadcasts original musical performances featuring new talent as well as legendary music artists across numerous genres. Austin City Limits is the longest-running music series in American TV history and has has featured musical performances from the likes of […]

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House Concerts Bring Live Music to More Intimate Settings

Posted on · Houston is home to a wide variety of music venues, from hole-in-the-wall bars to large concert halls. But there’s another music scene here that’s a little harder to find. It probably has something to do with the fact that it’s in people’s homes. House concerts are about who you know and getting on the right […]

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Lt. Governor Debate Preview, School Grades & House Concerts: Houston Matters for Thurs., May 1, 2014

Posted on · Each year, the nonprofit organization Children at Risk publishes a report ranking public schools in Greater Houston, and across Texas. Their goal: to identify which schools are succeeding, and which are struggling, as a way to encourage parents, teachers, and the community at large to discuss ways to improve public education. The 2014 numbers were […]