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July 2, 2015 11 Comments

Professor Says Jefferson Davis Statue Should Be Removed, Preserved

At the University of Texas at Austin, there are calls to take down a statue of the Confederate president on campus.

July 2, 2015 2 Comments

Sweet And Savory Watermelon

Our resident chef shares five recipes, including watermelon pickles and a watermelon, crab and arugula salad.

July 1, 2015 5 Comments

What It’s Like To Lead A Non-Hierarchical Workplace

Terri Kelly is one of few people with a title at W. L. Gore – the maker of Gore-Tex – and she says she really doesn’t like having one.

July 1, 2015 3 Comments

Joy Williams’ New American Songbook

The singer-songwriter and four-time Grammy winner joins us with a playlist of what she considers quintessentially American music.

June 30, 2015 6 Comments

With Pluto On Its Horizon, NASA Spacecraft Nears Target

“We haven’t done anything like this since Voyager in the 1980s, and nothing like it is planned to ever happen again.”

June 30, 2015 49 Comments

Chorus Helps Trans Men And Women Find Their Voice

The all-trans chorus was founded to help people learn to use their changing voices in a safe space.

June 30, 2015 136 Comments

Social Justice Activist: Slavery Never Ended, It Just Evolved

Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative recently launched an effort to mark where lynchings took place in the U.S.

June 29, 2015 12 Comments

First Known Plane Hijacking Was A Flight To Freedom

Nearly 60 years ago, a forced laborer in a Hungarian brick factory hatched a far-fetched plan to escape.

June 29, 2015 37 Comments

Paul Thurmond Explains His Change Of Heart On The Confederate Flag

The state senator is now among those calling for the flag to be removed from near the South Carolina State House.

June 26, 2015 4 Comments

What Happens When Mavericks Gather For Family Reunion

Their family name inspired the English word we know today. We drop in on their unusual family reunion in San Antonio.

June 25, 2015 86 Comments

Controversial New Textbooks Go Into Use This Fall In Texas

The books contain information challenged by academics, that critics say is making education far too political.

June 24, 2015 9 Comments

Houston’s Mayor On Race, Roads And Gay Rights

Jeremy Hobson sits down with Annise Parker, the city’s second female mayor and first openly gay mayor.

June 24, 2015 2 Comments

10 Years Later: Hurricane Katrina Evacuees In Houston

Syeda Hasan of Houston Public Media spoke with two New Orleans evacuees about what it took to call Houston home.

June 23, 2015 3 Comments

Garlic Scapes, Green Garlic And Roasted Garlic: Recipes And Tips

Our resident chef shares a primer on garlic, as well as recipes celebrating the ingredient she prizes above all.

June 23, 2015 12 Comments

How One Nonprofit Is Working With Houston Immigrants

The Baker Ripley Neighborhood Center is helping immigrants in Houston deal with common challenges in the United States.

June 22, 2015 11 Comments

What Shifting Demographics And Growth Mean For Houston

In addition to being the fourth largest city in the U.S., Houston is also the most ethnically diverse city.

June 22, 2015 112 Comments

A Conversation With Pastor Joel Osteen

The Texas native is pastor of the largest church in the country, with about 40,000 people attending Lakewood Church weekly.

June 19, 2015 Comment

Charleston Shooting Victim's Brother Remembers, Honors His Sister

Malcolm Graham, a former North Carolina state senator, is the brother of Cynthia Hurd, one of nine people killed in the shooting.

June 19, 2015 8 Comments

Every Student At This Inner-City High School Is Going To College

Verbum Dei High School is an all-male preparatory Jesuit school that caters to low-income students in Los Angeles.

June 18, 2015 2 Comments

Billie Jean King: My Tennis Career Was ‘Secondary To Changing Things’

King won 39 Grand Slam titles, but one of the greatest challenges of her career has been fighting for gender equity in sports.

Spotlight

From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.

Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

July 2 11 Comments

Professor Says Jefferson Davis Statue Should Be Removed, Preserved

At the University of Texas at Austin, there are calls to take down a statue of the Confederate president on campus.

July 2 2 Comments

Sweet And Savory Watermelon

Our resident chef shares five recipes, including watermelon pickles and a watermelon, crab and arugula salad.

July 1 5 Comments

What It’s Like To Lead A Non-Hierarchical Workplace

Terri Kelly is one of few people with a title at W. L. Gore – the maker of Gore-Tex – and she says she really doesn't like having one.

July 1 3 Comments

Joy Williams’ New American Songbook

The singer-songwriter and four-time Grammy winner joins us with a playlist of what she considers quintessentially American music.