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Full Show: The Intersection Of Faith And Science, And Stolen Paintings From WWII (June 8, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Mayor Sylvester Turner says he’s joining other mayors to ask the federal government to stop separating undocumented families at the border. Then, we discuss how faith and science intersect. We break down The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week’s news. And a local artist reinterprets artwork stolen by the Nazis during World War II as body art.

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No Vampires and No Dystopia: Houston’s Caroline Leech on Writing Historical Fiction for Young Adults

Posted on · (Above: Houston young-adult writer Caroline Leech is the author of “Wait for Me,” an historical fiction novel set in World War II Scotland. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media) Young adult novels these days are all vampires and dystopia. Think the Twilight series or The Hunger Games, just to name a few. But local writer […]

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‘We Remember Mates:’ A Pearl Harbor Survivor Looks Back

Posted on · Today (Dec. 7, 2016) is Pearl Harbor Day. On this day 75 years ago, the Japanese attacked the U.S. fleet in Hawaii and launched America into World War II. One of the men who survived the attack was Vaughn Hamberlin, who served aboard the U.S.S. Tennessee. Some 35 years later, in 1976, he revisited the site […]

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‘The French War Bride’ — Novel Looks at the Unique Challenges of One Particular Type of Wartime Love Story

Posted on · The French War Bride is a new book from Houston author Robin Wells. It’s a fictional story of how a young woman was able to escape Nazi-occupied France during World War II by marrying an American Army doctor and coming to America as a war bride. Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin sat down with Wells to […]

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Remembering Rita and Plan Houston: Thursday’s Show (September 24, 2015)

Posted on · Hurricane Rita made landfall ten years ago today. Fearing the worst, on the heels of Katrina, officials ordered a mass evacuation, which turned out, in many ways, to be more damaging than the storm itself. An estimated 2.5 million people tried to clear out ahead of what was initially a category five hurricane. Rita weakened […]

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Summer Reading: Remembering WWII POW Camp in Huntsville

Posted on · Throughout the summer months, Houston Matters is dedicating time each week to books about Greater Houston, set in Greater Houston or written or edited by Houstonians. Our summer reading series starts today with Jeffrey Littlejohn, an associate professor of history and director of the graduate program at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. He’s the co-editor […]