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Full Show: Immigration Plan, And Safety At Psychiatric Facilities (Jan. 26, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn whether Houston-area advocates and Congressional leaders are willing to support Pres. Trump's immigration plan. We discuss safety practices at mental health facilities. We break down The Good, Bad, and Ugly of the week's news. And we learn about a new Latino theater festival.

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Full Show: New Mental Health Facility, And Texas Turning Blue (Jan. 9, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We learn about a new mental health facility coming to the city. Then, a local columnist thinks 2018 could be the year Texas elects a Democrat to a statewide office. We learn why. Plus, we learn how the courts handle discrimination cases. And we remember a pioneer of the Houston theater scene.

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Full Show: Restoring Mercer Botanic Gardens, And A Play About Mexican Wrestling (Nov. 17, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn about efforts to restore Houston's Mercer Botanic Gardens after Harvey. Our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week's news. And we learn about a play based on Mexican wrestling

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Full Show: Lingering Post-Harvey Health Concerns, And Inside Chinese Public Schools (Sept. 27, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday's edition of Houston Matters: We learn what health hazards still remain a month after Harvey. We engage in our weekly political roundup. And journalist Lenora Chu takes us inside the intense world of the Chinese public school system.

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Rec Room Stages Stravinsky’s Once-Riotous ‘Rite of Spring’

Posted on · (Above: Performers from Rec Room’s production of Igor Stravinsky’s ballet “The Rite of Spring.” Photo: Natasha Gorel) When Igor Stravinsky’s famous — and perhaps infamous — ballet: The Rite of Spring premiered in Paris in 1913, it caused riots in the streets with the almost primitive sounds of the music – and equally primitive choreography depicting a story […]

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Covering President Trump and the Bathroom Bill: Thursday’s Show (January 26, 2017)

Posted on · Last week, Senior White House Adviser Kellyanne Conway introduced America to the term “alternative facts” after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer claimed – despite contradictory evidence — that Trump’s inauguration gathered the largest crowd ever for that event. Suddenly the press was faced with calling out blatant lies. That’s not something seasoned journalists enjoy […]

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Bill King on Pension Deal and Bluefin Tuna: Wednesday’s Show (October 26, 2016)

Posted on · The Houston City Council this morning (Oct. 26, 2016) passed a resolution of support for Mayor Sylvester Turner’s proposal to reform the city’s pension system and address an unfunded liability in the billions, paying it off over 30 years. This, after the firefighters’ pension board Monday agreed to the plan which will, among other measures, lower the assumed […]