Houston Matters

What Pres. Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Could Do For Texas (April 13, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: What Pres. Biden's infrastructure plan could do for the state, former astronaut Jim Lovell reflects on Apollo 13, the economic impact the pandemic has had on the arts, and a theater troupe finds an unusual way to get back in front of live audiences.

Houston Matters

Why Texas Had Among The Most Arrests From The Capitol Insurrection (April 7, 2021)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Why Texas had among the most arrests stemming from the capitol insurrection, our weekly political roundup, Houston's best restaurants for outdoor dining, and a new dance festival celebrates Latinx dancers and choreographers.

Houston Matters

Will Lawsuits Against ERCOT Succeed? (Feb. 23, 2021)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: State lawmakers take up the governor’s emergency item on ERCOT reform, lawyers try to sue the energy grid operator over last week’s power outage, and Houston City Councilman Edward Pollard answers listener questions.

Town Square

For The Performing Arts, The Show Must Go On

Posted on · The author of Singular Sensation: The Triumph of Broadway, goes behind the scenes of iconic musicals that changed the landscape of theater, and local theaters, companies, and performers share the ways they have adapted their shows to keep audiences safe during the COVID pandemic.

Houston Matters

Friday’s Show: COVID-19’s Effect On The Homeless, And Theaters Cope With Lost Seasons (March 27, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: How COVID-19 is affecting the homeless, performing arts organizations cope with lost seasons, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and listeners talk about the significant songs in their lives.

Houston Matters

Thursday’s Show: Rodeo Cancelled, And Balancing Safety With Privacy (March 12, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Why local officials cancelled the rodeo, balancing public safety with privacy concerns, how immigration policy changes affect performing arts, and a ballet piece set to the music of David Bowie.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Prop B Ruled Unconstitutional, And Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad (May 16, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We discuss Proposition B's long saga and its implications on the mayoral election, we learn about mental wellness programs for students, Radiolab co-host Jad Abumrad talks about creating his show, and we meet the new executive director of the Society for the Performing Arts.