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Houston Matters for Friday, October 25, 2013

Houston Matters for Friday, October 25, 2013

(Image courtesy of the Special Collections Department of University Libraries at the University of Houston)

(Image courtesy of the Special Collections Department of University Libraries at the University of Houston)

On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss some lesser known or underappreciated events in Greater Houston history, in advance of the Houston History Book Fair and Symposium. At that event next month, some two dozen authors will discuss their work, and highlight what intrigues them about Houston’s history. Topics will range from the first one hundred years of the Bayou City to the history of the Houston Police Department. We speak with two of those authors, and with a tour guide who’s been showing visitors Houston’s underground tunnels for the last two decades. And we welcome your suggestions of events in Houston’s history that you feel get short shrift, or deserve a renewed look.

Also this hour…Torchy’s Tacos takes Texas Taco to court…a website calls out Houston as one of the ugliest cities in the world…and a Texas youth football league eliminates participation awards.  We turn to our panel of non-experts to disseminate “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” of Houston news this week.

Houston Matters gets underway at noon on KUHF 88.7 FM. To join us on air, call 713-440-8870, or e-mail talk@houstonmatters.org.

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Craig CohenCraig Cohen is the executive producer and host of Houston Matters, which airs weekdays at noon and 10 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 →