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The Value Of Presidential Visits After A Disaster (Feb. 26, 2021)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Pres. Joe Biden is visiting Houston today in the wake of last week’s massive power and water outages. We discuss the value of post-disaster presidential visits. Plus: Providing trauma counseling for victims of sex trafficking, and celebrating 50 years of The Rothko Chapel.

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Friday’s Houston Matters: COVID-19 In The Latino Community, And High School Football In The Pandemic (Aug. 21, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's show: Why Latinos are dying of COVID-19 at disproportionate rates, high school football tackles the coronavirus, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news, and Mark Rothko's son discusses renovations to the Rothko Chapel.

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Full Show: Division In Venezuela, And Harris Co. Judge Lina Hidalgo (Jan. 24, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We discuss how division in Venezuela could affect oil and gas. Harris Co. Judge Lina Hidalgo answers questions. And a look at plans to renovate two institutions -- the Memorial Park Golf Course and the Rothko Chapel.

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Organization Reintegrates Gang Members into Society Using Mentors

Posted on · This week (March 30-April 1, 2017), the Rothko Chapel is hosting a symposium on issues related to criminal justice. The event is called An Act of Justice: Undoing the Legacy of Mass Incarceration and focuses on the harmful effects of mass incarceration on individuals, families, communities and the nation. There will be workshops, panels and […]

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New Leader in City of Houston’s Office for Disabilities, and Writer Lindy West: Tuesday’s Show (March 28, 2017)

Posted on · Mayor Sylvester Turner recently announced that Maria Town will head the Office for People with Disabilities. Town previously served as the disability community liaison for the Obama Administration's Office of Public Engagement. On this edition of Houston Matters, Maggie Martin talks with her about her previous national experience and what she hopes to accomplish here […]