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Fact checking claims about the energy grid, and using sports to generate positive PR (July 21, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: Politicians are pointing fingers at different entities about concerns regarding energy supply. But how true are those claims? Then we discuss the concept of sportswashing. And we reflect on how air conditioning shaped our city's growth and development.

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Houston Chamber Choir Presents Major Choral Work Based On Anne Frank’s Diary And “Othello: The Remix” Reimagines Shakespeare As Hip Hop

Posted on · The Houston Chamber Choir lends their voices to honor Anne Frank’s story at the newly-expanded Holocaust Museum Houston. Plus, Obsidian Theater tells Shakespeare’s tragedy in rap.

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Full Show: Remembering NASA Pioneer Chris Kraft, And Moving The Battleship Texas (July 23, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Reflecting on the career of NASA's Chris Kraft, the future of the Battleship Texas, a NASA engineer writes science fiction, and we preview the Houston Shakespeare Festival.

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Houston Shakespeare Festival Presents ‘Henry V’ and ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

Posted on · Once again this summer, the University of Houston's School of Theatre and Dance presents the Houston Shakespeare Festival at Hermann Park's Miller Outdoor Theatre. Last year's festival drew more than 37,000 people. This summer, the festival features productions of Henry V and Much Ado About Nothing. We talk about the productions with this year’s directors […]

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Local Author Explains Every Single Shakespeare Play for Young Adults

Posted on · In school, did you ever have trouble understanding a work of Shakespeare? Have you ever attended a production of Macbeth or The Tempest and struggled to keep track of all the characters and plot lines? Well, Houston author Dennis Abrams has something that can help. Recently, he embarked on the ambitious project of re-categorizing and […]

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Foster Care, Zoning, and Allergies: Wednesday’s Show (March 30, 2016)

Posted on · Last week (March 21, 2016), the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals denied an attempt by the Sttate of Texas to pause a revamp of its foster care system. That ruling leaves intact a December 2015 ruling by Judge Janis Graham Jack, who declared the system "broken" and unconstitutional. In ordering the overhaul, Judge Jack […]

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Dost Thou Heareth Shakespeare in Houston?

Posted on · For almost 40 years, the Houston Shakespeare Festival has been bringing the love of Iambic pentameter and 400-year old drama to the Miller Outdoor Theatre. This year’s nine-day run, from July 31st to August 9th, features Macbeth and The Merchant of Venice in repertory. Paige Phelps headed to rehearsals on the University of Houston campus […]