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Houston Matters for Fri., Nov. 8, 2013

Houston Matters for Fri., Nov. 8, 2013

The Texans. Houston’s restaurant scene. Affordability. Diversity. The arts. Depending on your own opinion, these things aren’t getting enough attention here in Houston. Or…they’re receiving too much. On this edition of Houston Matters, we ask you: what’s overrated and underrated in Houston, and why?

It can be anything! Sports, food, entertainment, museums – whatever you think should be bragged about more, or doesn’t live up to its hype. We’ll also ask editors from Texas Monthly and CultureMap Houston to weigh in.

Also: From competitive coffee service to Dwight Howard’s infinite (and imaginary) playlist, to the demise of area video stores, we separate The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly in Houston news this week, with our panel of non-experts. Today, Houston news oddities are parsed by Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenberg, Texas Leftist blogger Wayne Ashley, and Off the Kuff political blogger Charles Kuffner.

Plus: We preview this year’s Aerospace Games.

And: As we near the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin talks with Houston Chamber Choir Artistic Director Robert Simpson about the choir’s upcoming performance of Requiem for a President.

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  • What’s Overrated & Underrated About Greater Houston?

    The Texans. Houston’s restaurant scene. Affordability. Diversity. The arts. Depending on your own opinion, these things aren’t getting enough attention here in Houston. Or…they’re receiving too much. On this edition of Houston Matters, we ask you: what’s overrated and underrated in Houston, and why? It can be anything! Sports, food, entertainment, museums – whatever you think should be bragged about

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  • Barista Champions, Dwight Howard’s Imaginary Playlist, and Blockbuster’s Farewell: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Houston News

    From competitive coffee service to Dwight Howard’s infinite (and imaginary) playlist, to the demise of area video stores, we separate The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly in Houston news this week, with our panel of non-experts. Today, Houston news oddities are parsed by Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenberg, Texas Leftist blogger Wayne Ashley, and Off the Kuff political blogger Charles Kuffner.

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  • Aerospace Games Help Families in Need

    The Bay Area-Houston Habitat for Humanity will host its annual Aerospace Games this Saturday, November 9, at Countryside Park. Teams will compete in several outdoor events, including sand volleyball, kickball and Tug-of-War. The company team who wins will earn the right to raise the walls on the Aerospace Build home. The build starts this month and runs through spring 2014.

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  • Chamber Choir Presents Music To Commemorate JFK Assassination

    As we near the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the Houston Chamber Choir will perform Requiem for a President at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Houston. The Chamber Choir’s Artistic Director Robert Simpson spoke with Houston Matters’ Edel Howlin about the music they chose to honor President Kennedy’s memory. Event Info: What: Requiem for a President, Houston Chamber Choir concert

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Craig Cohen

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 →