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Full Show: Student Sues Over Pledge, And The Battle Of The Sexes (Oct. 9, 2017)

Posted on · On Monday's show: A Houston student is suing her school district after being expelled for not standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. We learn about her case. Plus we remember the "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match held at the Astrodome in 1973. And we recap the latest Houston sports news.

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Renewable Energy, Smoking Age and Red Pearl: Tuesday’s Show (November 10, 2015)

Posted on · The Texas Renewable Energy Industry Alliance is a non-profit that promotes the clean energy industry in Texas. Starting tomorrow (Nov. 11, 2015), the group hosts GridNEXT, a conference focused on how renewable energy sources can integrate into the current distribution system. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Mark Sanders, the alliance’s executive director, about […]

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Year Round School, Films, and the Houston Shakespeare Festival: Houston Matters for Thursday, July 30, 2014

Posted on · School is still a few weeks away for most Texas students, but classes have already begun for some in the state. That includes in El Paso, where students within Socorro ISD started attending class on Monday. They’re in what’s commonly referred to as “year-round” education. Instead of a long summer break – students get shorter […]

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Marketing to Hispanics and Joe Leydon on Roger Ebert: Houston Matters for Friday, July 25, 2014

Posted on · According to the 2012 U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey, about 20 percent of Hispanics in Harris County are 16 to 31 years old. It’s a group of key importance to marketing agencies. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Alex Lopez Negrete, CEO of Lopez Negrete Communications, a Houston-based Hispanic marketing agency about […]

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Xanadu: Campy 1980 Cult Film is Revived as a Musical

Posted on · There are some movies that are so bad, they’re good – in a campy, goofy sort of way. And then there are movies that are so bad, they’re just really, REALLY bad. The 1980 musical fantasy film Xanadu probably lies somewhere in-between. Critic Roger Ebert called it “mushy and limp” and “so insubstantial it keeps […]

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Why the Rash of Biblical Epics in Theaters?

Posted on · A new film hit the Houston multiplexes a couple weeks ago. “Son of God” is based on the History Channel series “The Bible,” and was produced by “Touched by an Angel” actress Roma Downey and her husband, reality TV producer Mark Burnett. While the film opened to mostly poor reviews – moving just 25 percent […]