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Full Show: Houstonians React To Mosque Shootings, And Irish Ghost Stories (March 15, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Houstonians react to Mosque shootings, we discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news, listeners share the good news in their lives, and we learn about Main Street Theater's production of The Weir.

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Main Street Theater Explores ‘Working’ in the 21st Century

Posted on · In a convergence of arts and culture in Houston, the work of a famed public radio interviewer, and the childhood of another public radio interviewer (Houston Matters host Craig Cohen), Main Street Theater will present a production of Working, beginning May 21 and running through June 19, 2016. It’s an adaptation of the 1970s musical updated for the […]

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Fair Housing and Making a Murderer: Tuesday’s Show (May 17, 2016)

Posted on · Earlier this month, the U.S. Justice Department announced that the City of Beaumont agreed to pay $475,000 and change its zoning and land use practices to resolve a lawsuit alleging it discriminated against people with intellectual or developmental disabilities who sought to live in small group homes in the city’s residential neighborhoods. The settlement stems from […]

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Main Street Theater Unveiling Renovation in Rice Village

Posted on · The newly renovated Main Street Theater off Times Boulevard in Rice Village is reopening this weekend. Completion of the 3-and-a-half million dollar project coincides with the theater’€™s 40th season. Houston Matters€™ Maggie Martin got a glimpse of the renovation and has this report. (Above: Rebecca Udden (left) and Joe Kirkendall stand inside the lobby of […]

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Prostitution in Houston and ‘The Brain’ on PBS: Wednesday’s Show (October 14, 2015)

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, conversations about neuroscience: First, we talk with Houston-based neuroscientist Dr. David Eagleman, the host of a new PBS series called The Brain. The first of six hour-long episodes premieres tonight (10/14) at 9 on TV 8. Eagleman directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action at Baylor College of Medicine. Then, we […]

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‘Into the Woods’ Picks Up Where Fairy Tales End

Posted on · This is the final week to head to the Rice Village playhouse and catch Main Street Theater’s production of Into the Woods. The beloved Stephen Sondheim musical interweaves the telling of several classic fairy tales, like Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Jack and the Beanstalk – stories we all know, and in which the […]

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Turning STEM into STEAM, Houston Skiers, Into the Woods at Main Street Theater: Houston Matters for Tues., Feb. 11, 2014

Posted on · We sure do love our acronyms, don’t we? We watch HBO, type LOL, eat PB&J. In education circles, an acronym of choice for some years now has been STEM – a reference to science, technology, engineering and math – four fields of study in which many would like to see the next generation of Americans […]