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Wednesday’s Houston Matters: The Battle Over Back-To-School Plans, And Video Games Filling The Social Void (July 29, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: The back-and-forth over back-to-school plans, our weekly political roundup, how video games are filling the void of social interaction these days, and tracking down all the players from a pack of baseball cards from the 1980s.

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Full Show: Different Perspectives From Houston’s LGBTQ+ Community, And Competitive Video Gaming (June 22, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn how immigration legislation might affect the local construction industry. Then, we talk with three local LGBTQ+ activists about their experiences as part of different generations of the same community. Also, we discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And we learn about competitive video game teams in Greater Houston.

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Full Show: Preventing School Shootings, And Integrating Renewables Into The Electric Grid (May 24, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We learn about a telemedicine program out of Texas Tech that might help stop school shootings. We discuss integration of renewable energy into the power grid. A local ophthalmologist answers your eye care questions. And we visit a convention for fans of Minecraft.

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From 8-Bit to Orchestra: Concert Features Music from ‘The Legend of Zelda’

Posted on · For folks of a certain generation, if they were to hear the first few notes of the soundtrack to The Legend of Zelda video game, perhaps memories of their childhood would instantly be conjured. Well, you can relive part of your childhood — in higher-quality sound – when the global tour of The Legend of […]

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Hate Crime Series and Ten Years Since the Smoking Ban: Thursday’s Show (November 17, 2016)

Posted on · The number of hate crimes against Muslims reported to police rose by 67 percent in 2015, according to numbers released by the FBI this week (Nov. 14, 2016). And, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there have been more than 200 incidents of hateful harassment and intimidation since Election Day. With that in mind, […]

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Mapping the Realm of Digital Responsibility in the World of Pokemon Go

Posted on · Maybe you’re one of the many Houstonians – and people across the nation, for that matter – playing Pokémon Go, the mobile game that sends people out and about in the real world in search of not-so-real monsters. Or, at least, maybe you’ve heard about all the many ways Pokémon Go can go wrong – […]

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‘Distant Worlds: Music of Final Fantasy’ Showcases Evolution of Video Game Music

Posted on · Video games have come a long way since Pong – and so has their music. Case in point: on July 23, 2016, the Houston Symphony will host a performance called Distant Worlds, featuring the music of the Final Fantasy video game series. Recently, Dacia Clay of Houston Public Media's Classical Classroom podcast talked with Lesley […]