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Houston Matters for Mon., Nov. 11, 2013

Houston Matters for Mon., Nov. 11, 2013

six-books-1184809-mAh, applying to college. The SATs and ACTs, the application forms, the essays, the waiting…and waiting…and waiting. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn what Houston’s high schoolers and parents need to know about how to get into college, from a Houston-based university admissions officer, and a Greater Houston-based college consultant, who helps students find, apply and get accepted to college.

Also this hour: on this Veteran’s Day, Houstonian military veterans share their memories of life in the armed services.

And: It’s Christmas already? Well, yes, according to the decor of some Houston stores.

Plus: it was another busy weekend in Houston sports. We’ll discuss the continuing woes of the Houston Texans, the playoff march of the Houston Dynamo, and the return to Earth for the Houston Rockets.

Segments:

  • Advice for Getting Into College

    We learn what Houston’s high schoolers and parents need to know about how to get into college, from Dan Warner, director of admissions at Rice University, and Jolyn Brand of Brand College Consulting, a consultant who helps students find, apply and get accepted to college.

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  • Houston Vets Share Their Stories

    On this Veteran’s Day, Houstonian military veterans share their memories of life in the armed forces: Bryan Escobedo, Pamela Johnson and Russin Garivay.

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  • Why Stores Decorate So Early for the Holidays

    We hear from the manager of Events Gifts in River Oaks who explains why his company decorates for the holidays so early.

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  • Sports Monday: Texans Lose 7th Straight

    The Houston Texans lost their seventh straight game Sunday, falling to the Arizona Cardinals 27-24. We’ll talk about where the team goes from here. We’ll also update you on the Dynamo’s playoff draw against Sporting Kansas City on Saturday, we’ll assess the Rockets season seven games in, and we’ll discuss whether Johnny Football might repeat as Heisman winner. CultureMap columnist MK

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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 →