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Houston Matters for Wed., Sept. 18, 2013

Houston Matters for Wed., Sept. 18, 2013

houston-skyline-smHouston is growing and changing like few places in the nation. But is it growing in a way that the community can support over the long haul?

The Shell Center for Sustainability at Rice University is poised to release its 3rd report on Houston Sustainability Performance this week.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn what this new report has to say about how the city of Houston is growing socially, economically, and environmentally, and we consider its implications for all of us in Greater Houston.

We also welcome your examples of things you’d like to see happen to make our community all the more livable.

Also: cycling is increasing in Houston, but are we a bicycle-friendly city? Could more of us get where we need to go on a bike, rather than in a car? We talk it over.

Plus: why a Houston area non-profit that provides educational, economic, and social services has decided to get into the business of filmmaking…and a local restaurant chain is building its business with a childhood staple dominating the menu.

Join the conversation on Houston Matters today at noon on KUHF 88.7 FM. To participate on air, call 713-440-8870. Or e-mail questions and comments to talk@houstonmatters.org.

Segments:

  • Non-Profit’s Film Tells ‘H-Town Stories’

    Neighborhood Centers, a Houston-area non-profit that provides educational, economic and social services, will hold a screening tonight of its new film called H-Town Stories, which profiles some of the Houstonians who have used the local non-profit’s services. A non-profit creating a promotional video touting what it does is nothing new. But this is a little different. Neighborhood Centers is not

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  • Sustainable Development in Houston, is it Possible?

    Houston is growing and changing like few places in the nation. But is it growing in a way that the community can support over the long haul? The Shell Center for Sustainability at Rice University is poised to release its 3rd report on Houston Sustainability Performance this week. We learned what this new report has to say about how the

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  • Is Houston a Cyclists Friend?

    Cycling is increasing in Houston, but are we a cycling-friendly city? What’s being done to that end? What are the challenges cyclists face here? What’s bike etiquette for cyclists? For drivers? What would it take for you to cycle more? We spoke with the organizers of Cherryhurst Bikes, a local event that is trying to make biking more accessible to all.  Mark

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  • A Houston Restaurant that only sells Mac and Cheese?

    One day our host Craig Cohen was heading home from KUHF. The traffic on I-45, his usual route, was a bit hellish (shockingly for Houston)  so he decided to take a different route home. This led to a trip down Westheimer, and an arrival at a newly-opened Jus’ Mac restaurant. Craig thought to himself, “What would a menu of mostly mac 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 →