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Houston Rapper Fat Tony to Perform Live Web Concert

Posted on · Houston musician Fat Tony will perform a live concert streaming online on Friday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m. CT. It’s a special edition of Houston Public Media’s Skyline Sessions, and it celebrates the launch of the new PBS online video portal called VuHaus. Earlier this year, Fat Tony performed Prince’s song Erotic City in a special edition […]

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Houston Artists Honor Prince in Song

Posted on · Tonight (May 20, 2016) at 8:30, Houston Public Media, TV 8, will present a special edition of Skyline Sessions, featuring local artists performing the music of the late pop star Prince – and talking about how his music has affected them. To give you just a small sample of some of the performances, we now […]

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Your Ideas for Houston Matters: Friday’s Show (May 20, 2016)

Posted on · “This is Houston Matters, a weekly look at the people, places, issues and ideas affecting our lives here in Greater Houston…” That’s how we launched Houston Matters just over three years ago, on April 26, 2013. It was a simple, yet lofty notion: explore all that encompasses the Greater Houston region. Of course, we ramped […]

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Painkiller Addiction: What’s Behind This Epidemic?

Posted on · When Prince died last month and his autopsy indicated Percocet in his system, it triggered dialogue about growing concerns over painkiller addition in America. The Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center works with addicts and trains doctors about proper prescription of pain medication. We talk with the center’s CEO, Matt Feehery. And Edel Howlin talks […]

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Conventions, Forensic Botany, and Painkiller Addiction: Monday’s Show (May 9, 2016)

Posted on · Houston, like any big city, seeks to draw tourists to town by hosting conventions and trade shows. The bigger the convention, the more people may visit the region, shop in our stores, eat in our restaurants and stay in our hotels, supporting local businesses and boosting tax revenue along the way. But attracting really big conventions […]