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The Best of Our Conversations with Actors and Directors: Tuesday’s Show (January 3, 2017)

Posted on · One of the many pleasures of producing a program like Houston Matters is the opportunity to meet and talk with creative people, including – occasionally – notable actors and directors. Some are Houston natives; others are just passing through town. But each brings his or her unique experiences and perspectives to the work they do, and […]

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“I Dream Too Much” — A Movie About Women, for Women and By Women

Posted on · Director Katie Cokinos is no stranger to the Texas film scene, even though she’s now in New York’s Hudson Valley raising her family. She ran SWAMP — that’s Southwest Alternate Media Project — in the late 80s and was managing director of the Austin Film Society in 1990. Those years in Austin film meant she […]

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Texas Democratic Convention & Ask the Pediatrician: Tuesday’s Show (June 21, 2016)

Posted on · Texas Democrats haven’t elected a candidate to statewide office since 1994. The last Democratic presidential candidate to carry Texas was Jimmy Carter in 1976. But at last week’s state convention, the party’s leadership seemed optimistic that Texas Democrats are nearing the end of their years in the wilderness. News 88.7’s politics and government reporter Andrew […]

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HERO Trial, Student Records and Houston at the Oscars: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of non-experts to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. Today: Aurora Losada of La Voz […]

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The Best of Our Conversations with Actors and Directors: Houston Matters for Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

Posted on · One of the many pleasures of producing a program like Houston Matters is the opportunity to meet and talk with creative people, including – occasionally – notable actors and directors. Some are Houston natives; others are just passing through town. But each brings his or her unique experiences and perspectives to the work they do, and […]

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Linklater: Making ‘Boyhood’ Over a 12-Year Span Was a Leap of Faith

Posted on · Writer/director Richard Linklater’s new film Boyhood is now in theatres, just a mere 12 years since the Houston native first began shooting it. The famed director of Dazed and Confused, Bernie, Waking Life, the Before series and School of Rock decided to engage in a long-term experiment of sorts: make a narrative film about growing […]

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The Night Shift & Richard Linklater: Houston Matters for July 18, 2014

Posted on · When most of us think about our lives and times here in Houston, we’re thinking about working or going to school during the day, then caring for, shuttling around, or – ideally –simply spending time with loved ones while we decompress in the evening. Then, we typically sleep through the night before we do it all again the next day. […]