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Thursday’s Houston Matters: Public Hospitals Weather The COVID-19 Influx, And Your Feelings About America (July 2, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: How public hospitals are weathering an influx of COVID-19 patients, your feelings about America right now heading into the Fourth of July weekend, and some advice on organizing and decluttering your life.

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Full Show: Challenges Community Colleges Face, And Surviving Sexual Abuse (March 7, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Congressional Democrats want more information about a decision not to use a NASA jet to monitor air quality after Harvey. Then, we discuss the challenges community colleges face. Plus, online educator Sal Khan talks about his work. And a sexual abuse survivor shares his story.

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Misconceptions About Those Who Fought the Texas Revolution — and Why They Did

Posted on · (Above: The San Jacinto Monument. Photo: Michael Hagerty | Houston Public Media) On this day (April 21) in 1836, Texas forces won the Battle of San Jacinto, concluding the Texas Revolution. To mark the day, we listen back to a conversation Craig Cohen conducted on Feb. 24, 2016 about the people who prompted the revolution, […]

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Houston Matters Weekend for October 22, 2016

Posted on · The NFL is working to curb domestic violence by partnering with an organization called A Call to Men, which teaches “healthy, respectful manhood.” The group’s CEO, Tony Porter, and Troy Vincent, a former NFL player and the league’s executive vice president, are in town to talk about the program. On this edition of Houston Matters […]

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Group Combines Shakespeare with Traditional Indian Dance

Posted on · It might sound like a strange pairing – William Shakespeare and traditional Indian dance. But a Houston choreographer is exploring new territory by merging the two. News 88.7’s arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop has more on a performance uniting eastern and western art forms from Silambam Houston Indian Classical Arts. The group performs its production of […]

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Texas History: How Texas Found Itself in a Revolution

Posted on · This coming Wednesday (March 2, 2016) is the 180th anniversary of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico in 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos. San Jacinto College history professor Eddie Weller tells us how the Lone Star State got to that point in the first place — and some things you might not have known about […]