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Houston Matters for Fri., Oct. 18, 2013

Houston Matters for Fri., Oct. 18, 2013

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Houston Ship Channel. Image Courtesy: US Army Corps of Engineers

Leaders in the global shipping industry are coming to Houston next week for the annual Shipping and Offshore Conference. Attendees will discuss new international shipping routes and the expansion of offshore projects around the world. Organizers say Houston – home to one of the largest ports in the United States – is a natural fit to host this conference.

On Friday’s Houston Matters, we discuss what the shipping industry means to Greater Houston’s economy, and what challenges the industry faces as our community continues to grow.

Also, a lot can happen in a week in Houston. Some of it good, some of it bad, some of it downright ugly. From food vendors on patrol, to bars as a barometer for Houston’s draw to twentysomethings, to the “most famous” book about Texas, we’ll turn to our panel of non-experts to discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly in Houston news this week.

And, we learn about this weekend’s Houston SLAB Parade and Family Festival, which seeks to celebrate cars that are “Slow, Low, and Bangin.”  SLABs are typically older-model American sedans enhanced by modifications to both the exterior and interior of the car, and it’s a tradition rooted in hip hop culture here in Houston, dating back to the 1980s.

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  • The Shipping News — Literally

    Leaders in the global shipping industry are coming to Houston next week for the annual Shipping and Offshore Conference. Attendees will discuss new international shipping routes and the expansion of offshore projects around the world. Organizers say Houston – home to one of the largest ports in the United States – is a natural fit to host this conference. On Friday’s Houston Matters, we

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  • The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Houston News: Oct. 18

    A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with oddities in the week’s Houston news, we turn to our panel of Houstonian non-experts to sort out the good, the bad, and the ugly of it all. On today’s panel: Aurora Losada, editor of the Houston Chronicle’s Spanish-Language

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  • The 10th Annual ASES National Houston Solar Tour

    We talk to a local solar energy installer to get the basics about solar energy and its components as well as discuss the 10th annual ASES National Solar Tour.

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  • Houston’s Inaugural SLAB Parade for Cars that Are Slow, Low and Bangin’

    This Sunday, the Houston SLAB Parade and Family Festival seeks to celebrate cars that are “Slow, Low, and Bangin.”  Such SLABs are typically older-model American sedans enhanced by modifications to both the exterior and interior of the car. It’s a tradition rooted in hip hop culture here in Houston, dating back to the 1980s. You may have seen recent reports or You

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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 →