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Full Show: Space Station Privatization, And Virtual Field Trips (Feb. 22, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We get the latest from a conference on flood prevention. We discuss what privatizing the International Space Station could mean for Houston. Barbecue icon Ronnie Killen talks about his craft. And we visit a program that aims to get kids out into nature using some ironic means.

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The Year in Arts and Culture — 2016

Posted on · The past year was another busy one for the arts and culture scene in Houston. The Menil Collection named Houston native Rebecca Rabinow as its new director in May. The White Oak Music Hall opened its outdoor space in April, and then held a grand opening for its new interior space in August. But, there’s […]

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Outgoing Menil Director Discusses Tenure, Museum’s Future

Posted on · After 12 years as director of The Menil Collection, Josef Helfenstein is putting in his last day today (Dec. 14, 2015). He’s overseen several improvements on the campus, and the attendance has doubled under his tenure. He joined News 88.7 Arts and Culture Reporter Amy Bishop to chat about his fondest memories at the museum – and the […]

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Sylvester Turner Elected Mayor: Monday’s Show (December 14, 2015)

Posted on · On Saturday, Houston voters went to the polls and narrowly elected Sylvester Turner as the next Mayor of Houston. Turner, who eked out the runoff election win with 51 percent of the vote, reinforced in his victory speech that he “will do [his] very, very best to represent every single Houstonian in this city.” The mayor-elect says he’ll […]