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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. […]

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Houston Matters for Thurs. Oct. 31, 2013

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. Carl […]

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New Technology Partnership Forming Between Houston and Russia

Posted on · Houston’s Technology Center is forming a new partnership with Russia. The HTC says its new program with Moscow’s Skolkovo Foundation will open up opportunities for Houston to exchange technological ideas with Russia. Officials say this means new jobs for Houston and a chance for small businesses in technology to promote themselves abroad. We’ll talk with […]

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Role of Conventions in Houston’s Economy

Posted on · The Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau says Houston will host about two dozen major conventions this year – the most in five years. Officials estimate these conventions will bring some $430 million dollars into Houston’s economy. But there are some conventions Houston has been unable to snag. The city recently lost a bid to host the 2017 World Petroleum Congress […]

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Houston Matters for Wed., Oct. 30, 2013

Posted on · The Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau says Houston will host about two dozen major conventions this year – the most in five years. Officials estimate these conventions will bring some $430 million dollars into Houston’s economy. But there are some conventions Houston has been unable to snag. The city recently lost a bid to host the 2017 World […]

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Former Spy Valerie Plame Tries Her Hand at the Spy Novel

Posted on · In 2003, CIA operative Valerie Plame’s cover was blown by members of the Bush Administration after her husband critiqued the intelligence used to go to war in Iraq. Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, Lewis “Scooter” Libby, was later convicted of lying about his role in the leak. In 2007 Plame wrote a best-selling […]