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He Passed One of the World’s Hardest Exams: Meet Houston’s Newest Master Sommelier

Posted on · It’s been called one of the world’s hardest exams. That is, to become a Master Sommelier. It’s the highest distinction a professional can attain in fine wine and beverage service. David Keck, general manager and wine director at Camerata at Paulie’s, recently earned that distinction. He tells Maggie Martin how he came to be so […]

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The State of NASA, and Summer Day Camps: Tuesday’s Show (June 7, 2016)

Posted on · Last week (June 2, 2016), SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk told a crowd at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., that he anticipates a series of missions starting in 2018 that would lead up to the first manned mission to Mars in 2024. Musk will more formally announce his architecture for human missions to […]

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How the Texas Hill Country Became a Wine Destination

Posted on · We welcome back “Wineslinger” Russell Kane. He writes a blog about Texas wines called Vintage Texas, and he’s the author of books about wine, including The Wineslinger Chronicles. We talk with him about his new book, Texas Hill Country Wineries, including how the region developed into a wine-producing area and how it compares to areas […]

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Child Protective Services and Texas Hill Country Wineries: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Posted on · Kristopher Sharp entered the foster care system in Texas when he was 10 years old. Until he aged out of the system at 18, he was placed in 20 different foster homes, mostly group homes. Along the way, he suffered abuse. He says face-to-face visits with Child Protective Services caseworkers were rare. On this edition […]