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NPR’s Ari Shapiro on What Journalism Has in Common with Singing in Pink Martini

Posted on · (Above: NPR’s Ari Shapiro. Photo: Abner Fletcher, Houston Public Media) You know NPR’s Ari Shapiro as one of the hosts of All Things Considered, weekday afternoons on News 88.7. But he’s showing Houston another side this weekend, as a featured vocalist with the band Pink Martini, in performance with the Houston Symphony at Jones Hall tonight through […]

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Organ Donation Bill, and NPR’s Ari Shapiro: Friday’s Show (March 17, 2017)

Posted on · A bill (HB 1938) recently filed by State Representative Jason Villalba of Dallas would automatically make Texans organ donors — unless they opt out. The bill would apply to first-time driver’s license applicants and renewals who are 18 and over. Unless they specifically opt out on the form, citizens would automatically be added to organ […]

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A Conversation with Musician Ben Folds

Posted on · On Thursday night (March 16, 2017), singer and pianist Ben Folds performs with the Houston Symphony. Folds will perform his acclaimed Concerto for Piano and Orchestra along with some orchestral arrangements of his hits and pieces from his latest album So There. Craig Cohen talks with Folds about his music and his performance with the symphony.

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Political Roundup, and Ben Folds: Wednesday’s Show (March 15, 2017)

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. We discuss everything from President Trump releasing some of his 2005 tax return information ahead of a report from MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the GOP’s bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, to the continuing saga […]