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Full Show: Bush Library’s Role In Honoring The Late President, And More Organ Transplant Problems At Baylor St. Luke’s (Dec. 4, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: As a week of mourning continues for former Pres. George H.W. Bush, we learn about the role his presidential library in College Station is playing in memorializing him. We learn about complications for lung and liver transplant patients at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. We find out how Texas is using settlement money from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. And James Prince talks about founding Houston-based Rap-A-Lot Records.

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Full Show: Kavanaugh Vote and the Election, and Women In Houston History (Oct. 5, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We discuss what possible impact Brett Kavanaugh's nomination could have on the November election. We learn about influential women in Houston history. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And we learn about a book chronicling Houston’s rap scene.

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A Tour of Influential Places in the Houston Rap Scene

Posted on · We’ve discussed the history and culture of Houston Hip-Hop on this program before, but recently the Houston Press ran an article called “10 Possible Houston Rap Tourism Destinations” meant to introduce newcomers to the history of rap in H-town – as well as help native Houstonians learn more about the people and places who helped […]

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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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Same Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down, Family Trees, and Houston Rap: Houston Matters for Thursday, February 27, 2014

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. On this edition […]