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Is Houston Still A Male-Dominated World?

Posted on · Earlier this year, we examined an under-representation of women in Houston’s political landscape. (Yes, we have a woman in her third term as Mayor, but we also have just two women on Houston’s City Council right now. That’s the fewest in several years). What about other walks of life? Here in Houston, do we have […]

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Women at Work and Home in Houston and Severe Weather Awareness: Houston Matters for Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Posted on · Earlier this year, we examined an under-representation of women in Houston’s political landscape. (Yes, we have a woman in her third term as Mayor, but we also have just two women on Houston’s City Council right now. That’s the fewest in several years). What about other walks of life? Here in Houston, do we have […]

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Sports Monday: Rockets Head for the Stretch Run & Dynamo Set to Begin Season

Posted on · As we do most Mondays, we check in with CultureMap Houston sports columnist MK Bower about the goings-on in Houston sports, including the stretch run for the Rockets, spring training developments for the Astros, and the start of another season of soccer for the Houston Dynamo.

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Discussing the State of the Med Center

Posted on · The Texas Medical Center is the largest medical complex in the world. It’s really a city unto itself. On this edition of Houston Matters, we explore the state of the Med Center, and welcome your questions for its President and CEO, Dr. Robert Robbins. Among our topics: just what we mean when we say “Medical […]

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The Texas Medical Center, Your Veterinary Questions, and Houston Sports: Houston Matters for Monday, March 3, 2014

Posted on · The Texas Medical Center is the largest medical complex in the world. It’s really a city unto itself. On this edition of Houston Matters, we explore the state of the Med Center, and welcome your questions for its President and CEO, Dr. Robert Robbins. Among our topics: just what we mean when we say “Medical […]

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Ride Sharing Debate, One-Bin Recycling & A Candidate’s Twitter Typo: The Good The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · Ride sharing services ruffle the feathers of local cabbies; protesters decry the city’s bringing planned one-bin recycling program; and unfortunate Twitter typos by a local candidate: We discuss “The Good the Bad and the Ugly” in Houston news with our rotating panel of “non-experts.” This week’s panel is comprised of: Russ Capper, Founder and co-host of The […]

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Previewing the 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Posted on · The 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, which kicks off next week, is a lot of things. The month-long celebration at Reliant Park promotes livestock and farm products, offers a venue for research and education within the livestock industry, a wide variety of 4-H events, includes the largest rodeo in the world, and a month filled […]

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A Rodeo Preview and The Good the Bad and the Ugly of Houston News: Houston Matters for Friday, February 28, 2014

Posted on · The 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, which kicks off next week, is a lot of things. The month-long celebration at Reliant Park promotes livestock and farm products, offers a venue for research and education within the livestock industry, a wide variety of 4-H events, includes the largest rodeo in the world, and a month […]

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What’s Houston’s Contribution to the Rap World?

Posted on · The Houston rap scene has now been well documented in two books, Houston Rap and Houston Rap Tapes, which feature photos by Peter Beste and interviews and oral histories collected by writer Lance Scott Walker. Walker joins us to discuss the project and Houston’s influence on the rap world.

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Were Allen Brothers Statues Intended to Be a Part of Houston’s City Hall?

Posted on · In 1836, John and Augustus Allen purchased more than six thousand acres along Buffalo Bayou and founded the city of Houston. Then, 103 years later in 1939, Houston’s present city hall building was completed. Now, as the building prepares to mark its 75th year this December, a group of Houstonians is trying to raise funds […]

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Need Help Tracing Your Family Roots?

Posted on · Living in the early 21st century has its perks – among them, access to information like never before. DNA testing can help you trace your roots. Social networking sites can help you reconnect with relatives. A lot of folks are taking advantage of these and other tools to develop a family tree. We welcome your […]

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What Does the Court Ruling Against Texas’ Same-Sex Marriage Ban Mean for the State?

Posted on · A federal judge in San Antonio Wednesday struck down the same sex marriage ban here in Texas. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled the ban unconstitutional, saying it deprives citizens equal protection under the law. But he also elected to delay the effect of his ruling while the state of Texas appeals. We discuss the […]