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Houston Matters for Thursday, August 29, 2013

Houston Matters for Thursday, August 29, 2013

A stamp that memorialized the 1963 March on Washington as we celebrate it's 50th anniversary. (Image by John Flannery)

A stamp that memorialized the 1963 March on Washington as we celebrate it’s 50th anniversary. (Image by John Flannery)

This week’s festivities marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washingtongot us thinking: what would cause Houstonians to march? Sure, we have our share of marches, rallies, and protests. But not as many, it would seem, as other big cities, and usually not with the turnout you may find elsewhere. It would seem we’re – in very general terms – a pretty passive community. So, on this edition of Houston Matters, we turn to you and ask: what’s the civil rights issue of our time that could cause you to come together with your fellow Houstonians…and march?

Also…beginning October 1st, under the Affordable Care Act, uninsured Americans can begin to sign up for coverage through a new health exchange. For the next several weeks, Houston Matters will devote some time each Thursday to offering you a chance to get your questions answered, to debunk some myths, to try to explain what’s happening, and how it affects us here in Houston. On this show, KUHF Health and Science reporter Carrie Feibel and health insurance agent Travis Middleton join us to provide an overview and answer questions.

Plus, Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin sits down with Veterans Administration Secretary General Eric Shinseki. He’s in Houston this week attending the American Legion conference.

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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 →