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Next Question (Ep 13): Star Wars, Composer Jerry Herman, Free Metro, 1917, Just Mercy, And Say Girl Say

Posted on · On this episode, we explore the world of one of the greatest Sci-Fi franchises in history with the Star Wars Enthusiasts of Houston; Gail Delaughter investigates METRO's suggestion for eliminating rider fees; a conversation with the late, great, legendary Broadway composer and lyricist Jerry Herman, film critic Dustin Chase reviews 1917, The Song of Names, and Just Mercy; plus the music of Say Girl Say.

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Next Question (Ep 10): Mary Did You Know, Carrie Fisher, Star Wars and CATS

Posted on · This week, local Houstonian Mark Lowry shares tales of his life and career, and what inspired him to write the Christmas classic "Mary, Did You Know." Also, my 2014 conversation with Princess Leia herself, Carrie Fisher; and Dustin Chase reviews the newest Star Wars film and the movie version of CATS. Plus, a little Christmas music from Aaron Lee Tasjan.

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Thursday’s Show: Illegal Air Pollution, And The Future Of Cinema (Dec. 19, 2019)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Surprising findings about illegal air pollution, the potential extinction of movie theaters, a discussion of the new Star Wars film, and a famous home becomes a winter wonderland.

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How Strong is The Force in Houston? Star Wars Fans Weigh In

Posted on · Forty years ago today, the original Star Wars film was released in theaters. We note the anniversary, and listen back to Maggie Martin’s May 2015 conversation with Houston-based Star Wars fan Kristen Lee Ohanyan, who heads up Star Wars and Jedi Enthusiasts of Houston, along with fellow fans Marcus Schaefer and Matthew Shields.

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Finding Millions in Housing Funds, and Speech Therapy Cuts: Thursday’s Show (May 25, 2017)

Posted on · (Photo: Florian Martin | Houston Public Media) The City of Houston’s Housing Department suddenly has $46 million more for affordable housing projects. How? It started with some investigative reporting from the Houston Chronicle. On today’s edition of Houston Matters, Michael Hagerty has reporters Rebecca Elliott and Mike Morris explain. The oversight was uncovered after the Chronicle’s Freedom of […]

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How Strong is The Force in Houston?

Posted on · At Sunday night’s Oscars (Feb. 28, 2016), Star Wars: The Force Awakens was very much on display even if the film didn’t take home any awards. Cast members — and even those beloved droids — made appearances on the Disney-owned ABC telecast. While the new Star Wars film didn’t capture an Academy Award, it has […]

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Super Tuesday Analysis and Cheap Eats: Wednesday’s Show (March 2, 2016)

Posted on · We recap and analyze Super Tuesday primary election results in the presidential race and discuss some Texas down-ballot races, including congressional and state legislative seats, on this edition of Houston Matters. We talk with Brandon Rottinghaus, associate professor of political science at the University of Houston. Outdated Racial Categories Also this hour: schools, surveys and […]