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Zika Case, ‘Little Saigon,’ & Flood Insurance: Thursday’s Show (July 14, 2016)

Posted on · Harris County Public Health has confirmed the first Zika-related case of microcephaly in Harris County and the state of Texas. The mother of the infant with the birth defect was initially tested for Zika during her pregnancy, but the results of that test were inconclusive, according to officials. Like all others involved in cases of Zika infection […]

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Katy Freeway Congestion and Gus Wortham Renovation: Wednesday’s Show (January 20, 2016)

Posted on · In 2004, the American Highway Users Alliance labeled the Katy Freeway at 610 as the second worst bottleneck in the nation. Of course, the group had a motive: they were lobbying to increase federal highway spending. But after a $2.5 billion-plus expansion of the Katy Freeway, was it worth the headache and cost? In the […]

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For Fans of Mark Rothko, Houston is the Place to Be Right Now

Posted on · For fans of the famed abstract-expressionist Mark Rothko, there’s no better place to be than Houston right now. The exhibit, Mark Rothko: A Retrospective, is on display now through Jan. 24 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. And, of course, more of his works can be seen regularly at the Rothko Chapel and the Menil […]

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What Movies Have Influenced Houstonians?

Posted on · On Monday (Oct. 26, 2015) at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, architect Jim Furr presented The Loved One – this month’s edition of the museum’s film series “Movies Houstonians Love,” where well-known Houstonians select a movie that’s influenced them in some way and screen it for an audience. The series is in its 11th […]

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Planned Parenthood Dropped from Medicaid: Tuesday’s Show (October 20, 2015)

Posted on · The State of Texas is removing Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid program, leaving the state’s low-income women on Medicaid unable to seek medical services there unrelated to abortion, including cervical cancer screenings and testing for sexually transmitted diseases. The move comes in reaction to undercover videos released by the anti-abortion group The Center for Medical Progress, […]

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The Family Business: Legacy in Photography Echoes in Europe, Houston

Posted on · It’s something many children contemplate – whether or not to go into the family business. Some Houstonians choose a completely different career path from their parents. Others follow in the previous generation’s footsteps. We continue our family business series by taking a look at a fourth-generation portrait photographer. As Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin reports, the […]

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Two of Houston’s Most Renowned Museums Undertake Major Expansions

Posted on · Two Houston area museums with international reputations have taken on major expansion projects, which will — among other things — contribute to the changing architecture in Houston’s museum district. To find out what’s in store for The Menil Collection, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, we talk with the respective directors of those museums, Josef […]