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How Powerful Should the President Be? Monday’s Show (April 24, 2017)

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we join with public radio programs nationwide participating in NPR's latest A Nation Engaged project, examining Power and the Presidency. We ask you: How powerful should any American president be? What do you see as the proper balance between the executive, legislative and judicial branches? What would you like […]

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Hidden Worlds of WWI, and Comedian Cheech Marin: Thursday’s Show (April 6, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: The underground dining area of a WWI French soldier, as photographed by Houston doctor Jeff Gusky. Image Courtesy: jeffgusky.com) When we think of the brutal warfare of World War I, we tend to think of the 9 million soldiers and 7 million civilians dead, of infantrymen waging war with guns and grenades, hiding in […]

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‘After War’ Upends the Image of the Heroic Wounded Vet

Posted on · Americans soldiers severely injured in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq often face an uphill battle rebuilding their lives while recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. To get a better sense of this struggle, Rice University anthropologist Zoe Wool spent a year at Walter Reed getting to know many of these soldiers and their […]

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Houston Museum Home to Vintage Military Aircraft

Posted on · The Texas Flying Legends Museum recently launched five WWII warbirds for a 2,200-mile journey to perform overseas. These trips are part of the museum's broader mission to honor war veterans. Houston Matters' Maggie Martin recently visited the museum at Ellington Airport as pilots were preparing to take off. The warbirds are expected to return to […]