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Houston’s Must-Read Books of 2015?

Posted on · Hundreds of thousands of books are published each year, and many of them land on Maggie Galehouse’s desk. She’s the book editor for the Houston Chronicle. But among this huge selection, there are a few with Houston ties that stand out. Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin sat down with Galehouse to talk about some of her […]

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Climate Summit Impact, Restaurants, and Books: Wednesday’s Show (December 9, 2015)

Posted on · The world has been watching Paris in recent days as the city hosts the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, known as COP21. But, since we’re a show that focuses on Houston, we wondered how might climate change decisions made at the summit affect industry here? On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with an eye-witness to […]

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‘Astronaut Wives Club’ Portrays A Different Perspective of the Early Space Program

Posted on · This summer, ABC is running a ten-part series called The Astronaut Wives Club, based on the non-fiction book by the same name by Lily Koppel. The series tells the stories of the early days of the US space program through the eyes of the wives of the astronauts in NASA’s Mercury program. Houston plays a […]

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LGBT Economics and the Astronaut Wives Club: Friday’s Show (July 10, 2015)

Posted on · Two weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down state bans on same-sex marriage, effectively declaring it legal in all 50 states. The economic impact of same-sex marriage on families and the community at large goes far beyond the day of “I do,” says LGBT scholar Lee Badgett from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and […]