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Thursday’s Show: The Race For Congressional District 22, And Poet Nick Flynn (Jan. 16, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn about the race for Congressional District 22, a new study about the health of Harris County, rapper SaulPaul tells his story, and Nick Flynn talks about his new collection of poetry.

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‘Christmas Rapper’ Kurtis Blow Talks About The Hip Hop Nutcracker And Dixie Longate Heads To A Honky Tonk For Life Lessons

Posted on · Tchaikovsky’s classic is retold through breakdancing, rap and an MC. Plus, America’s favorite Tupperware lady hosts another kind of party just in time for the holidays.

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Full Show: Bush Library’s Role In Honoring The Late President, And More Organ Transplant Problems At Baylor St. Luke’s (Dec. 4, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: As a week of mourning continues for former Pres. George H.W. Bush, we learn about the role his presidential library in College Station is playing in memorializing him. We learn about complications for lung and liver transplant patients at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. We find out how Texas is using settlement money from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. And James Prince talks about founding Houston-based Rap-A-Lot Records.

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Full Show: A Conversation With HISD’s Richard Carranza, And Happy Houston (March 9, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We hear from outgoing HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza. Then, we offer you another chance to share the good news in your life. Plus, our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of the week's news. And we talk with one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan.

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Houston Based Rapper Z-Ro Asks Law Enforcement and the African-American Community to Be Accountable

Posted on · After the shootings of law enforcement officers in Dallas last July (July 7, 2016), Houston-based rapper Joseph Wayne McVey — better known by his stage name Z-Ro — was inspired to write a song called No Justice No Peace. Despite what it might sound like, the rapper calls not only for more police accountability, but also […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Another Oil Bankruptcy, Osteen Raps and Jade Helm Begins: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From another Houston-area oil company declaring bankruptcy, to a rap song featuring Pastor Joel Osteen, to the start of the Jade Helm 15 military exercise: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised of: Houston Chronicle writer Lisa Falkenberg; Paul Pendergraft, producer of Texas Originals; and Vlad […]