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Dost Thou Heareth Shakespeare in Houston?

Posted on · For almost 40 years, the Houston Shakespeare Festival has been bringing the love of Iambic pentameter and 400-year old drama to the Miller Outdoor Theatre. This year’s nine-day run, from July 31st to August 9th, features Macbeth and The Merchant of Venice in repertory. Paige Phelps headed to rehearsals on the University of Houston campus […]

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Medicare, Medicaid, Mattresses, and MacBeth: Thursday’s show (July 30, 2015)

Posted on · Medicare and Medicaid turn 50 years old today. It was on this date in 1965 that then President Lyndon Johnson signed into law Amendments to the Social Security Act, which established these two federal health programs. We discuss the legacy of Medicare and Medicaid for Houstonians with Helen Valier, a medical historian at the University of Houston. […]