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Living in the Community You Serve: Friday’s Show (October 16, 2015)

Posted on · Recently, the Houston City Council contemplated whether to pay police officers more money to live in the city and closer to the communities they serve. Council members shelved the topic after struggling to find common ground. It’s not a new concept, and not unique to law enforcement. Some propose it’s beneficial for educators to live where […]

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‘Tunnel Vision’ Takes Dance Performances to Unusual Places

Posted on · People traversing downtown Houston’s underground tunnel system in October and November might stumble upon something called a “pop-up” dance performance. Michael Hagerty talked with Lydia Hance, choreographer of a series of performances called Tunnel Vision, who explains exactly what that means. Tunnel Vision takes place Mondays and Wednesdays during the noon hour in select buildings and […]

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Parking and HISD After Grier: Tuesday’s Show (October 13, 2015)

Posted on · In a sprawling metropolis like ours, where so many of us drive everywhere we go, getting there is half the battle. The other half is finding a place to park. And when you can’t find the space you want, it’s tempting to park where you’re not supposed to. On this edition of Houston Matters, we […]

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Up Close With Houston Ballet’s Lauren Anderson

Posted on · Houston Ballet made history 25 years ago when Lauren Anderson became the first African-American woman to earn a role as principal dancer at a major company. But what has changed since then? News 88.7’s Amy Bishop visited Anderson to find out. (Above: At 50 years old, ballerina-turned-teacher has the sculpted arms of an athlete and the […]

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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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Fringe Festival Offers a Break from the Ordinary Theater, Dance and Art

Posted on · Houston’s 8th annual Fringe Festival kicks off tomorrow (Sept. 23, 2015). The event in Houston’s East End will feature more than 20 original theater, dance, music, film and performance art works. But just what is “fringe?” To help explain — and tell us more about what festival-goers can expect to experience — we talk with Mollie Miller, the event’s managing […]