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Friday’s Show: Distance Learning Opportunities At Fort Bend ISD, And Singer Judy Cheeks (March 20, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Distance learning opportunities at Fort Bend ISD, a rodeo vendor on his lost income, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and Woodlands-based R&B musician Judy Cheeks.

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Thursday’s Show: Helping The Elderly Amid COVID-19, And The Psychological Effects Of Quarantine (March 19, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Helping the elderly during the COVID-19 crisis, the psychological effects of quarantine, our annual Houston Matters Spelling Bee, and how painting skills landed John Douglas on stage with ZZ Top and Aerosmith.

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Friday’s Show: City Council District B Controversy, And Singer Allison Moorer (Nov. 22, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Questions about a candidate in the runoff for City Council District B, we discuss the movie Harriet, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and musician Allison Moorer talks about her new memoir and accompanying album.

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Full Show: Conditions For Detained Immigrant Children, Permeable Pavement, And Ramblin’ Jack Elliott (Sept. 5, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: The conditions for detained immigrant children, plans to save Wheatley High, how permeable pavement works, a visit to a local career and technical high school, and a documentary about folk singer Ramblin' Jack Elliott.

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Full Show: Bail Reform Lawsuit, The History Of Blackface, And Musician John Oates (Feb. 15, 2019)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Bail bond companies sue the county. We explore the history of blackface. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And John Oates pays homage to his roots.

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Full Show: Abuse Allegations At Shelters, And Our Weekly Political Roundup (June 20, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: A new report says some of the shelters taking in migrant children have histories of abuse allegations. Then, we discuss the latest political stories. Plus, we learn about an online photo database that aims to help identify the remains of those who’ve died trying to cross the border. And we meet Eden MacAdam-Somer, who plays the violin while singing and performing percussion with her feet.

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Musician Bobby Bridger Reflects on His Legendary Album ‘Seekers of the Fleece’

Posted on · Back in 1976, Houstonian Bobby Bridger recorded his Americana masterpiece Seekers of the Fleece. It’s the sort of album nobody makes anymore: a concept album, built around the tale of one man, in this case frontiersman Jim Bridger, who signed on with a fur expedition in 1822 and then lived nearly 60 years more as […]

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A Conversation with Musician Ben Folds

Posted on · On Thursday night (March 16, 2017), singer and pianist Ben Folds performs with the Houston Symphony. Folds will perform his acclaimed Concerto for Piano and Orchestra along with some orchestral arrangements of his hits and pieces from his latest album So There. Craig Cohen talks with Folds about his music and his performance with the symphony.