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Friday’s Show: Making Medical Equipment, And Astronaut Jim Lovell Reflects On Apollo 13 (April 10, 2020)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Local organizations shift focus to making hospital equipment amid the pandemic, astronaut Jim Lovell on the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13, how the pandemic is affecting NASA, and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the news.

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Full Show: Gymnast Lawsuit, And Comedy In The Era Of Political Correctness (April 19, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn about lawsuits filed in Harris County against former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. Then, we learn about efforts to engage more minorities and the economically disadvantaged in becoming "makers." And Houston-area comedians discuss how to still be funny in a more politically correct world.

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The Future of Solar Power in Houston

Posted on · The City of Houston recently announced an expansion in renewable energy. The city agreed to purchase an additional 20 megawattsof solar power. Over the next couple of weeks, Houston Matters willdevote part of our show talking about the various forms of energy in Greater Houston and across Texas. Today, we examine solar energy with Dr. […]

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New Planets Discovered, and an Expansion in Renewable Energy: Thursday’s Show (March 2, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: This artist’s rendering depicts the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system, based on available data about their diameters, masses and distances from the host star. The cool, reddish star is about 40 light-years awayfrom Earth. Image Courtesy: NASA/JPL-Caltech) Here in Space City, we talk a lot about what’s next in space travel and the role we may […]

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Makerspaces: The Garages of the 21st Century

Posted on · If you’re into making things or tinkering with gadgets, you might not always have access to all the tools and equipment you might need – whether it’s expensive welding equipment or a 3D printer. That’s where the phenomenon of “makerspaces” comes in. Makerspaces are essentially communal workshops where members of the collective share the costs […]