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Houston’s New Urban Marketplace Promotes City’s Creative Minds

Posted on · Watershed Market is a new marketplace that will be an everyday marketplace here in Houston. The marketplace offers local food, beer and music with dozens of local vendors. It is temporarily located in East Downtown Houston, but organizers say they’re looking for a permanent home. The Watershed Market’s Grand Opening is March 22-23. To find […]

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Why — Or Why Not — Are Houstonians Signing Up for Healthcare Before the March 31 Deadline?

Posted on · We check in with Houston Public Media health and science reporter Carrie Feibel to discuss the impending March 31 deadline for uninsured Houstonians to sign up for health insurance. We discuss why some haven’t signed up, and whether they’re merely procrastinating, overwhelmed or confused by the process, or are intentionally choosing not to get insurance, accepting the […]

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What Do You Get Out of Volunteering?

Posted on · It’s worth noting that more than 20,000 volunteers have kept the largest rodeo in the world running for the last three weeks, as they do every year. Volunteer Houston estimates about 200,000 to 300,000 people volunteer around the city annually between their organization, the Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Houston Food Bank and the United Way. On this edition of Houston […]

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Volunteering, Health Insurance & BooTown Riffs: Houston Matters for Thursday, March 20, 2014

Posted on · It’s worth noting that more than 20,000 volunteers have kept the largest rodeo in the world running for the last three weeks, as they do every year. Volunteer Houston estimates about 200,000 to 300,000 people volunteer around the city annually between their organization, the Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Houston Food Bank and the United Way. On […]

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Pin Oak Horse Show Marks 69 Years

Posted on · The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show debuted in Houston in 1945. Pin Oak helped raise funds to construct, and  later support, Texas Children’s Hospital. Today, Pin Oak’s charity efforts support Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston’s Ronald McDonald House Family Rooms and Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance. We learn more about the event from its president, Lynn Walsh.  

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What Are All The Oil and Gas Workers in Houston Actually Doing?

Posted on · We hear talk all the time about how the oil and gas industry is booming, and people are moving here for “oil and gas jobs.” But just what are those jobs? Are they in the oil fields? Engineers and analysts in offices? We discuss with Dave Fehling, Houston Public Media’s State Impact Reporter for Energy and the […]

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Career Paths, Oil & Gas Jobs, and Wes Anderson: Houston Matters for Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Posted on · Much of this edition of Houston Matters relates to careers in Houston. First, we’ll explore how where we live might affect what we decide to do for a living – does growing up in Greater Houston mean you’re more likely to steer towards certain industries for a career? Or away from others? Are we “pre-ordained” […]

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Photo Exhibit Chronicles Life in Former Freedman’s Town

Posted on · FotoFest – Houston’s six-week-long, international biennial photography festival – is underway now through April 27, with photography exhibits and events around the city. This year’s FotoFest focuses on contemporary Arab video, photography and mixed media art. But there are exhibits focused on numerous other themes, including one that documents life in a little-known area near […]

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How Do Disparities in Houston Education Affect the City’s Economy?

Posted on · A new report from Rice University’s Shell Center for Sustainability examines disparities in education and income in Houston, and its impact on the city’s economic expansion. “Houston Community Sustainability: The Quality of Life Atlas” looks at 24 social, economic, and environmental indicators of sustainability in 88 Houston “super-neighborhoods” and recommends major intervention to encourage more Houston high school […]

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Sustainability Through Higher Ed, 4H, FFA, & FotoFest: Houston Matters for Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Posted on · A new report from Rice University’s Shell Center for Sustainability examines disparities in education and income in Houston, and its impact on the city’s economic expansion. “Houston Community Sustainability: The Quality of Life Atlas” looks at 24 social, economic, and environmental indicators of sustainability in 88 Houston “super-neighborhoods” and recommends major intervention to encourage more Houston […]

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Preview: Interview with Wes Anderson

Posted on · Director and Houston native, Wes Anderson, recently sat down with Houston Matters host Craig Cohen to talk about his new film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and about the ways Houston has influenced his film making. Houston literally makes appearances in his movies, such as Rushmore, which was shot at an area prep school. Here’s a […]