Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Fifty years ago today, tennis star Billy Jean King struck a blow for women’s equality in sports, defeating her male counterpart, Bobby Riggs, in a televised match at the Astrodome seen by millions.
Posted on · Episode: 1702 Memory and meaning: How actors remember all those lines. Today, our guest, Seattle actor Megan Cole, talks about memory and meaning.
Posted on · Episode: 1660 Simplicity, complexity, and Shakespeare (with guest Megan Cole). Today, a treat.
Posted on · On Friday's show: We discuss the issues and priorities Gov. Greg Abbott laid out in his annual State of the State address. And the Houston Matters team plays a Houston edition of Monopoly.
Posted on · On Wednesday's show: We examine the takeaways from last night's State of the Union address and what they could mean for Houston.
Posted on · Author of ‘Raising Simba,’ Falisa Ray, offers up a story of resilience as she recounts how her quest of faith emboldened her to inspire her son’s dreams of becoming one of the world’s most beloved characters on Broadway.
Posted on · On Wednesday's show: We review what we know about Tuesday's election and what it means going forward. And ballet dancer Lauren Anderson talks about her life with poet Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton, who wrote a new play about it.
Posted on · The most Tony Award-winning Black producer in history, Ron Simons, is leading an historic effort on Broadway to hire more people of color in creative and leadership positions, as well as develop more onstage narratives and storytelling about underrepresented minority communities.
Posted on · Today, we discuss the theater scene in Houston and the most-anticipated shows of the season. Plus, the latest on the Russian invasion of Ukraine
Posted on · Roshunda Jones-Koumba will be presented with the 2022 Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre Education, an honor that acknowledges a theater educator shaping the next generation of artists and performers. And, Sabrina Greenlee shares her personal story of domestic abuse, how it continues to harm our communities, and the work she is doing to help survivors.
Posted on · The Houston Matters panel of non-experts weighs in on stories from the week’s news and decides if they’re good, bad, or ugly.
Posted on · On Thursday's show: Addressing an increase in violent crime, how the pandemic's affecting the social development of kids, and staging socially-distanced theatre in people's backyards.
Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: How COVID-19 is affecting the homeless, performing arts organizations cope with lost seasons, we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and listeners talk about the significant songs in their lives.
Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: A special edition of the program featuring highlights of conversations we've had in recent years about film and theater. We hear from director and Houston native Wes Anderson, along with actors Louis Gossett Jr., and Rita Moreno.
Posted on · Seven performing arts organizations have started workshops with youth in juvenile detention centers in the area.