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Full Show: Understanding the Ballot, and Houston’s Baseball History (Oct. 16, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Local journalist Nancy Barnes discusses her new role with NPR. Then, a local group is lobbying in Washington against a Trump administration rule change that could affect many immigrants. Plus, we break down what will be on the ballot in the upcoming election. We look back at the history of baseball in the Bayou City. And we go inside Rice University's presentation of the play She Kills Monsters.

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Houstonians Share Their Words of Wisdom on Life Here

Posted on · A year ago (March 6, 2015), we asked your fellow listeners to share lessons they’ve learned about life in Greater Houston. What lessons would you like to impart to your fellow Houstonians? We want to hear from you longtime Houstonians — folks born and raised here, or who moved here so many years ago that […]

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More Advice from Longtime Houstonians: Friday’s Show (February 19, 2016)

Posted on · We’ve had so many folks move to Greater Houston in recent years, and so each September, we present Houston Matters’ newcomers guide to Houston. While that hour covers the basics of life in the Bayou City, there’s wisdom — hard lessons learned — that longtime Houstonians have to share. We welcomed such tips for how to […]

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Murder & Mayhem in Houston: Book Tells of Forgotten Bayou City Crimes

Posted on · Many of us are familiar with some of the most notorious crimes in Houston history, especially those in the last couple decades. But not every case has a book written about it or a movie made – or some have simply faded from memory over time. And those are the stories John Nova Lomax and […]

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Houston’s Dark Side, the Funeral Museum and Starting a Haunted House: Friday’s Show (October 30, 2015)

Posted on · Glenwood Cemetery’s “Avenging Angel.” The Candy Man. These aren’t characters from horror stories. They’re tales based on true events in Houston. It’s a Halloween-themed Houston Matters, as we learn more about some of Houston’s darkest history. We also revisit a museum that takes a more educational approach to what many would consider a taboo topic […]

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No-Tsu-Oh: Bringing Back Houston’s Version of Mardi Gras

Posted on · Everyone’s knows New Orleans is famous for Mardi Gras. But did you know Houston once had a week-long celebration on-par? It was called No-Tsu-Oh — that’s Houston spelled backwards – and from 1899 to 1915, the celebration brought a carnival atmosphere to much of the city. Well, the group Houston Arts and Media is trying to […]

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Steve Costello Mayoral Candidate Interview: Tuesday’s Show (September 15, 2015)

Posted on · On Tuesdays through Sept. 22, 2015, we offer you a chance to speak directly with the major candidates running to be the next mayor of the City of Houston. We continue on this edition with Houston City Council Member Steve Costello. Costello is a civil engineer, the co-founder and president of the engineering and surveying firm Costello Inc. […]

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Murder & Mayhem in Houston: Book Tells of Forgotten Bayou City Crimes

Posted on · Many of us are familiar with some of the most notorious crimes in Houston history, especially those in the last couple decades. But not every case has a book written about it or a movie made – or some have simply faded from memory over time. And those are the stories John Nova Lomax and […]

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City Council Preview and Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

Posted on · Last year, Houston’s City Council tackled some challenging issues, including passage of an equal rights ordinance, and folding app-based paid ride services into rules governing transportation in the city. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss what’s in store for the Houston City Council in 2015 with reporter Mike Morris, who covers City Hall […]

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Back in My Day, and Craft Beer 101: Houston Matters for Friday, Oct. 17, 2014

Posted on · We’ve all heard someone say it. Maybe we’ve even been the one saying it. “Back in my day…” What comes next is usually a lament that implies things were better then in some way. But were they? On this edition of Houston Matters it’s your chance to channel your inner Grandpa Simpson. Tell us how […]