Houston Matters

Full Show: Political Roundup, And Board Game Culture (April 11, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We learn about a ruling on LGBT discrimination. We break down the latest political stories. We hold our annual spelling bee. And we see how playing board games is thriving in the age of technology.

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Finalists from The Woodlands and Katy Emerge from Houston Public Media Spelling Bee

Posted on · After competing in nine rounds with 56 total spellers representing 42 Texas counties, Shourav Dasari, a resident of The Woodlands and an eighth grader at McCullough Jr. High in Conroe ISD, emerged as the champion of the 2017 Houston Public Media Spelling Bee, making Raksheet Kota, a resident of Katy and an eighth grader at Beckendorff Jr. High in Katy ISD, runner-up.

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Houston Public Media to Broadcast and Live Stream Nation’s Largest Local Spelling Bee

Posted on · Fifty-six spellers representing grades third through eighth from 1,151 schools in 42 Texas counties, will face-off on Sat., April 1 for the 2017 Houston Public Media Spelling Bee, the nation’s largest local spelling bee. New this year, early rounds will stream live on Houstonpublicmedia.org/spellingbee at 1:30 p.m. and final rounds will air live on TV 8 and online at 7:00 p.m.

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“Houston In Black And White” to Air on Houston Public Media TV 8 Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Posted on · Houston Public Media is exploring the issues that face black and white communities in Houston during a 60-minute TV special, “Houston In Black And White,” that airs on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16 at 9 p.m. on TV 8.

Arts InSight

Photographer Collects Stories of Houston’s ‘Everyday Strangers’

Posted on · Houston-based artist Alonzo Williams, Jr. is building a digital, cultural exploration of Everyday Strangers. In a project similar to the popular art collection Humans of New York, the artist is embedding himself into different cities and then gathering images and personal stories from the random people he meets during his travels. In the video below, the team from Houston Public Media’s Arts InSight caught […]

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Houston Singer Cameron Dezen Hammon Re-Envisions Iconic ’80s Songs

Posted on · On her 2016 album Words Don’t Bleed, Houston-based singer-songwriter Cameron Dezen Hammon chose to record cover versions of songs by male artists and inhabit them from a female perspective. With the exception of one song, every other track on the album was originally released in the ’80s. She tackles Top 40 fare by Don Henley, […]

Arts InSight

Houston Filmmaker Explores Dimensions of Paper Animation

Posted on · Brandon Ray is a Houston-based filmmaker who makes living telling stories through hand-crafted animation. In addition to short films, his production company has completed projects with nationally syndicated programs for Amazon Studios, the Disney Channel and Sesame Street. Here, in an excerpt from Houston Public Media’s Arts InSight, Rays talks about his work and how […]

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Lovers in Life and Art: Multimedia Artists Discuss Their Work, Relationship

Posted on · Katy Anderson and Patrick Medrano, a photographer and a multimedia artist, respectively, are a married couple that produce collaborative artworks ranging from painting and sculpture to stop-motion animation. In a recent conversation on Houston Public Media’s Arts InSight, the couple talked about their process, their inspiration and their artistic trajectory.

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Singer-Songwriter Robert Ellis Performs Songs from His Self-Titled Album

Posted on · Houston-based singer-songwriter Robert Ellis recently stopped by Houston Public Media’s Geary Performance Studio to perform a few songs from his new self-titled album. The session was filmed for an edition of Skyline Sessions on TV 8. Here, Ellis tells us about the songs he performed — California and – How I Love You, and he […]

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A Murder in Montrose: Documentary Examines How an Infamous Act Changed Houston

Posted on · Recently, Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse joined us to briefly discuss the story of Paul Broussard, a Houston-area banker who was murdered 25 years ago. The murder occurred not far from a Houston nightclub in what was then considered a gay-bashing incident by nine high school students and one 22-year-old. How the city responded — […]

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Genealogy Roadshow Explores Family Histories in Houston

Posted on · Houston is featured in the current season of the PBS series Genealogy Roadshow. The series bills itself as “part detective story, part emotional journey” as it researches and explores the family histories of diverse Americans. Tonight’s episode (May 31, 2016 at 7 p.m. on TV 8) takes place downtown at the Houston Public Library’s Julia Ideson Building. […]

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Houston Artists Honor Prince in Song

Posted on · Tonight (May 20, 2016) at 8:30, Houston Public Media, TV 8, will present a special edition of Skyline Sessions, featuring local artists performing the music of the late pop star Prince – and talking about how his music has affected them. To give you just a small sample of some of the performances, we now […]

Full Show

Your Ideas for Houston Matters: Friday’s Show (May 20, 2016)

Posted on · “This is Houston Matters, a weekly look at the people, places, issues and ideas affecting our lives here in Greater Houston…” That’s how we launched Houston Matters just over three years ago, on April 26, 2013. It was a simple, yet lofty notion: explore all that encompasses the Greater Houston region. Of course, we ramped […]