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Houston Symphony captures love, pain, and triumph in tribute to Aretha Franklin

Posted on · Capathia Jenkins, Broadway singer and actress, talks about her upcoming powerful performance of Aretha Franklin's songs with the Houston Symphony April 22 - 24. Plus, award-winning writer and biographer David Ritz shares memories of compassion and other things he learned while working with the Queen of Soul.

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National Jazz Appreciation Month – the historical perspective

Posted on · Grammy award-winning saxophonist and Texas Southern University alumnus Kirk Whalum joins jazz experts, musicians in a conversation to about the heritage of jazz , its diverse styles, and its impact on culture.

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NBC’s American Song Contest – the latest music reality series imported from Europe

Posted on · Today, we talk with Swedish producers who brought the American Song Contest to the U.S., and Texas contestant Grant Knoche on what it's like performing on the show. Plus, American YouTube blogger Alesia Michelle shares her viewpoint on the history of Eurovision.

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Discrimination in Harvey funds, and a conversation with HISD Superintendent Millard House (March 10, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: The federal government says a Texas agency discriminated against communities of color in Houston and Harris County when choosing how to distribute Harvey recovery funds. And HISD Superintendent Millard House II joins us to discuss issues facing the school district and to answer your questions.

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Delay in Harris County’s primary vote count (March 3, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Harris County failed to finish the election count on time — a claim the elections administrator denies. So, what's going on and what does it mean? Plus, a conversation with the new chair of the Metro board, and remembering Houston blues musician and band leader Milton Hopkins.

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Can technology fill the void where more police officers are needed? (Dec. 15, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The city considers new technology that identifies where and when shots are fired and alerts police. Can it fill the void of additional law enforcement personnel the city can’t afford?