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How Powerful Should the President Be? Monday’s Show (April 24, 2017)

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we join with public radio programs nationwide participating in NPR’s latest A Nation Engaged project, examining Power and the Presidency. We ask you: How powerful should any American president be? What do you see as the proper balance between the executive, legislative and judicial branches? What would you like to […]

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Organ Music: It’s Not Just for Funerals and Churches Anymore

Posted on · The American Guild of Organists National Convention is in Houston this week (June 19-23, 2016), showcasing performances, world-class instruments, workshops and new organ music. We learn more about the organist community in Houston from Carol Nave, promotion committee chair for the convention. She says the organist community here is fairly large. And around the world, there are […]

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How Receiving Kidney Donation Changed Houston Man’s Life

Posted on · In 2013 the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) recorded more than 1.6 million Texas registrants to the Donate Life Texas Registry, bringing the total to nearly five million people. The registry is the state database of individuals who have officially indicated their decisions to donate organs and tissue to benefit thousands of people currently […]

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Deaths in the Oil Field, Farmer’s Markets & Organ Donation: Houston Matters for Mon., Feb. 24, 2013

Posted on · On Sunday, the Houston Chronicle reported on some of the negative consequences of Greater Houston’s oil boom. While regulations have been strengthened in recent years for off-shore oil drilling – in particular following the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill – on-shore drilling remains, as one Houston attorney puts it: “the wild west.” We talk […]