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Houston Matters for Thursday, August 15, 2013

Houston Matters for Thursday, August 15, 2013

Varina Rush's Exhibit Capes, Gods and Superheroes at Frenetic Theatre. 5102 Navigation Boulevard

Varina Rush’s Exhibit Capes, Gods and Superheroes at Frenetic Theatre. 5102 Navigation Boulevard

Starting next month, the “Move Over/Slow Down” law on Texas roads will apply to TXDOT crews as well as police, emergency responders, and tow trucks. It’s one of many traffic laws that, sadly, too many drivers seem to ignore. We’ll welcome your examples of common sense traffic laws – and driving habits – we should all engage in, but for some reason, don’t.

Also, over these next few weeks, Houston area students will head back to school. As Greater Houston parents, teachers, students, and administrators prepare for another school year, we thought it might be a good time to examine the state of elementary and secondary education in Houston. We’ll welcome educators into our studios to discuss the issues and challenges facing public schools today. We’ll also welcome your comments and questions about topics ranging from the Apollo 20 and PowerUp programs to class size, technology in the classroom, school funding, testing changes, and the role of arts and athletics in school.

And an art exhibit by Varina Rush entitled Capes, Gods, and Superheroes goes on display Friday at the Frenetic Theater in Houston. The artwork explores the relationship between religion, idolatry and fan
fiction. On today’s Houston Matters, we’ll talk with Rush about the exhibit, and with Richard Evans of Bedrock City Comics in Houston about religious symbolism and allusions in comic books and graphic novels.

Houston Matters airs today at noon on KUHF 88.7 FM. It’s also streamed live. We hope you’ll participate in our conversations on air at 713-440-8870 or talk@houstonmatters.org.

Segments:

  • The State of Public Education in Houston

    Over the next few weeks, Houston area students will head back to school. As Greater Houston parents, teachers, and administrators prepare for another school year, we thought it might be a good time to examine the state of elementary and secondary education in Houston. So, our host Craig Cohen spoke with Anna Eastman, President, HISD Board of Trustees, Zeph Capo,

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  • The Real Rules of Houston Roads

    Beginning September 1st, the “Move Over/Slow Down” law on Texas roads will apply to TXDOT crews, as well as police, emergency responders, and tow trucks. In essence, the law states that if you see any of these folks along the side of the road, you need to move over or slow down. It’s one of those common sense laws –

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  • Capturing Downtown Houston in Pictures

    Peter Molick is a photographer who specializes in images of downtown Houston. His latest works will be on display at Public House Heights starting Thursday August 15. We find out why Molick is so enamored with the Houston “Cityscape.”

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  • Capes, Gods, and Superheroes

    The connection is, on the surface, pretty obvious: A man with otherworldly powers is sent by his father to save humanity. Now, am I talking about Superman or Jesus? Okay, try this one: a child is sent floating away, rescued and raised in a new environment, concealing his identity, then called to rescue humanity. Again, am I talking about Superman,

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Craig Cohen

Craig CohenCraig Cohen is the executive producer and host of Houston Matters, which airs weekdays at noon and 7:00 p.m. on Houston Public Media News 88.7 FM. Craig is a 20+ year veteran of broadcast journalism. He's spent the bulk of his career in public media, in roles ranging from programmer and manager, to talk show host, reporter, news director, and producer. He's interviewed politicians, industry leaders, authors, newsmakers, and the occasional Muppet. Craig seeks to make the world a slightly better place every day, by informing, enlightening, and entertaining.View all posts by Craig Cohen →