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Houston Matters for Wed., Sept. 11, 2013

Houston Matters for Wed., Sept. 11, 2013

On this edition of Houston Matters, we offer Houstonians an opportunity to share thoughts about a possible U.S. response in Syria. We also learn more about the situation there, and why it’s important to us here in Houston, as we talk with Edward Djerejian, former U.S. Ambassador to both Syria and Israel, and founding director of the James A. Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University. He’s an expert in foreign policy and security matters, and his career in the U.S. Foreign Service spanned eight administrations.

Also: From Kay Bailey Hutchison to Ann Richards and beyond, women have played significant roles in politics in Houston and Texas. We talk with the President of EMILY’s List about the future of women in politics.

And: we celebrate the now Naismith Hall of Fame career of legendary University of Houston basketball coach Guy V. Lewis.


  • UH’s Guy V. Lewis Finally Inducted into the Hall of Fame

    This past weekend, Guy V. Lewis, the longtime head coach of the University of Houston Cougars basketball team, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. To tell us about Lewis and his legacy in Houston basketball, Craig Cohen spoke with the University of Houston’s head basketball coach James Dickey. Induction Speech for Guy V. Lewis from Elvin

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  • 9-11 is Remembered in Houston at Interfaith Memorial

    The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Greater Houston will be holding an interfaith prayer service tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 on “Sanctity of Life” as part of their annual Muslims for Life blood drive campaign in honor of the victims of 9/11. This event will serve as both a memorial to the fallen, as well as to launch the local Muslims

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  • EMILYs List President on Women in Politics in Texas and Across the Nation

    Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is one of 20 women currently in office in the US Senate, a body that along with the House of Representatives, has suffered through historically low approval ratings in recent years.Some see hope for a more effective future Congress simply by electing more women to it. They point to Sen. Collins and others as

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  • Houstonians Weigh In On Syria

    President Obama addressed the nation on Tuesday night, Sept. 10, to again make his case for targeted military action in response to last month’s deadly chemical attack in Syria, which killed more than a thousand people, including hundreds of children. The President described how, without a response, the Assad government, and other tyrants will commit future chemical attacks, and –

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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 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 →