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Houstonians Making Their Mark in Rio

Posted on · As he does most Mondays, Jeff Balke joins us to discuss developments in Houston sports. Today, we discuss the Astros’ strong week (and anemic weekend) and we preview the ‘Stros’ interleague matchup against the Cardinals. It’s the Redbirds’ first visit to Minute Maid Park in three years, and the first since the hacking scandal. We […]

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Houstonians at the Olympics and Other Developments in Sports

Posted on · Most Mondays, Jeff Balke, who writes for Houstonia Magazine and Houston Press, joins us to discuss developments in Houston sports. While our focus tends to be on the Astros these days, now that the Olympics are under way, we’re also following the exploits of Olympians with Houston ties. We discuss how gymnast Simone Biles has […]

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Green Party and HISD Superintendent Finalist: Monday’s Show (August 8, 2016)

Posted on · Delegates of the Green Party met at the University of Houston on Saturday (Aug. 6, 2016) to nominate Dr. Jill Stein as their presidential candidate. The Green Party is one of a few so-called “third parties” that have sought to make inroads in recent election cycles, with varying success. On this edition of Houston Matters, […]

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You Will Know Me: Novel Looks Inside the World of Competitive Gymnastics

Posted on · The opening ceremonies are tonight (Aug. 5, 2016) for the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. There are several Houston-area athletes involved in the games in a variety of sports, including gymnast Simone Biles, the Hurley sisters in fencing, swimmer Cammile Adams, marksman Glen Eller and Steven Lopez in Tae Kwon Do. […]

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Voter Turnout and Krispy Kreme Returns: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From voter turnout for Tuesday’s election, to a potentially veiled threat about future Final Fours from the NCAA, to an area gymnast Simone Biles becoming the first woman to win 10 career world championship gold medals, and the return of Krispy Kreme donuts to Houston: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of […]

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Houston Hacks and Lady Bird and Lyndon: Friday’s Show (November 6, 2015)

Posted on · We all have little tricks to make our lives in Houston easier. Maybe yours include avoiding crowds by shopping for groceries during a Texans game, or maybe you know a special shortcut around traffic. On this edition of Houston Matters, we share your Houston life hacks. We also hear examples from Viula Torgerson, who writes The […]