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Organizations Aim to Improve Houston’s Literacy

Posted on · With Houston’s diversity and large immigrant population, it’s no surprise that illiteracy is a problem here. We meet representatives from two organizations working to improve literacy for both children and adults in Houston: Kathryn Bauchelle is a Program Director for Literacy Advance of Houston, which focuses on adult literacy challenges; and Robin Reagler is the Executive […]

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What Should Priorities Be for Future Growth in Greater Houston?

Posted on · The Houston-Galveston Area Council has opened public comment on Our Great Region 2040, a draft plan of priorities for growth and change in the region over the next few decades. We discuss what’s in the plan, what should be in it, and what you think our priorities should be as greater Houston-Galveston grow and change.

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Houston Matters for Tues., Nov 5, 2013

Posted on · The Houston-Galveston Area Council forecasts our region’s population could grow from the more than 6 million people living here today, to close to 10 million by the year 2040. Will we be ready for this potential population growth? What will it mean for our health, housing, transportation, economy, and environment? On this edition of Houston […]

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Sports Monday: Kubiak Update & Rockets Season Underway

Posted on · Houston Texans Coach Gary Kubiak collapsed Sunday night during the team’s 27-24 home loss to the Indianapolis Colts. We’ll update you on his condition. Plus the NBA season is underway. We’ll see how the Dwight Howard era is going so far. And the Dynamo are having some playoff magic. We talk with CultureMap Houston columnist […]

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Election Preview for Procrastinators

Posted on · It’s okay. You can admit it. You just now realized there’s an election tomorrow, and, well, you haven’t really been paying attention. Yeah, there have been the requisite ads on TV and the radio – you’ve been tuning them out. Look, we get it. You’ve been busy. And frankly, those political ads can wear you […]

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Houston Matters for Mon., Nov. 4, 2013

Posted on · It’s okay. You can admit it. You just now realized there’s an election tomorrow, and, well, you haven’t really been paying attention. Yeah, there have been the requisite ads on TV and the radio – you’ve been tuning them out. Look, we get it. You’ve been busy. And frankly, those political ads can wear you […]

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Houston Museum Celebrates Dίa de los Muertos

Posted on · Día de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is a traditional Mexican holiday celebrated around the world on November 2nd. Many local organizations are marking the holiday with special events, including the Lawndale Art Center in downtown Houston. Producer Maggie Martin stopped by to talk with Executive Director Christine West to learn more about […]

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Are Texans Temperamental? It’s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A new study calls Texans temperamental and uninhibited…an airline passenger is bumped from a flight at Bush for being only 44 minutes early…Bellaire gets props for being the best community in the nation for trick-or-treating…we explore these and other oddities with our panel of non-experts, as we parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Houston […]

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Houston Matters for Fri., Nov. 1, 2013

Posted on · A new study calls Texans temperamental and uninhibited…an airline passenger is bumped from a flight at Bush for being only 44 minutes early…Bellaire gets props for being the best community in the nation for trick-or-treating…we explore these and other oddities with our panel of non-experts, as we parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Houston […]

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Improving Cyber Security for Houston Businesses

Posted on · We discuss cyber security in Houston. We’ll learn about a Greater Houston task force seeking to inform Houston area businesses and IT professionals about basic cyber security awareness and protection options. Task force members will lead a panel discussion on the subject at the Doubletree by Hilton Houston Downtown tomorrow.

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How to Talk Like a Texan

Posted on · Happy Halloween y’all! On today’s show we discuss how to talk like a Texan. Specifically, we’ll explore words, phrases, and dialects that are more common in Texas than elsewhere, and we’ll discuss variations on word usage and accents from one area of Texas to another. We welcome your questions for folklorist and UH English Professor Dr. […]