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Houston Pet Peeves: Unburden Yourself Before Your Memorial Day Weekend

Posted on · Every couple of months, we like to give you the opportunity to vent. It could be something about Houston — like the traffic or the weather. It could be something about your life. It could be something you just wished was a little bit different. It’s your Houston pet peeve, that one thing that sticks […]

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Happy Houston, and The Good, Bad, and Ugly of the News: Friday’s Show (March 10, 2017)

Posted on · (Image: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media) Every once in a while, after a period of serious, heavy — okay, let’s face it, even occasionally depressing news — we like to take some time out to give you the opportunity to focus on the good news in your life. It could be about your personal life, about […]

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You Know You’re in Houston When…

Posted on · Houston touts many wonderful qualities. There’s a variety of restaurants and cuisine, a high employment rate and diverse cultures. Of course, living in the fourth-largest city in the country has its drawbacks (the traffic and the humidity are probably high on everyone’s list.) At some point — whether you’re originally from Houston or not — you’ve probably picked up on […]

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Houston Pet Peeves Summer 2016

Posted on · Every few months, we give you the opportunity to vent. It could be something about Houston — like the traffic or the weather. It could be something about your life. It could be something you just wished was a little bit different. It’s your pet peeve, that one thing that sticks in your craw, that you just […]

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Potholes? Low Oil Prices? There’s Still Plenty of Reasons to Be #HappyHouston

Posted on · It’s been mighty serious around here lately. On recent programs, we’ve discussed political power in Texas, campus carry, medical power of attorney – all important issues, to be sure. But let’s face it, sometimes, the news can be downright depressing. When faced with a cavalcade of such seriousness, we devote a portion of a show to […]

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Comedian Chris Gethard Says Go Ahead, Feed the Trolls

Posted on · Comedian Chris Gethard is headlining this weekend’s Trill Comedy Festival at Station Theater. He’s the host of The Chris Gethard Show on Fusion. The program developed a cult following for its efforts to break from traditional TV show norms. New York Magazine likened the ten-episode series to “a party on the public access airwaves.” We ask him about […]

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What Are You Happy About? #HappyHouston Revisited

Posted on · It’s been mighty serious around here lately. On recent programs, we’ve discussed domestic violence, road rage, political scandals, indictments, murder – all important issues, to be sure. But let’s face it, sometimes, the news can be downright depressing. When we last faced a cavalcade of such seriousness, we devoted a portion of a show to […]

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Valentine’s Day: It’s Not Just for Lovers

Posted on · February 14th is a day that can divide people. Some love it. Some hate it. Some see it merely as a Hallmark holiday – manufactured to guilt you into buying cards, candy, teddy bears with hearts on them, jewelry and the like. Houston Matters Producer Conner Clifton falls into the hater category, but he has […]

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Improv Comedy in Houston with Station Theater

Posted on · We talk to Station Theater‘s Shyla Ray about the improv comedy scene in Houston and how far it’s come in just a few years. Aside from the comedy shows put on three times a week, Station Theater offers improv and sketch classes for those interested in honing their skills as an improv comedian.