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Full Show: Controversy At Furr H.S., And Reauthorizing CHIP (Oct. 12, 2017)

Posted on · On Thursday's edition of Houston Matters: We learn the latest on Furr High School's reassigned principal, Dr. Bertie Simmons, who's under scrutiny for her administrative practices. We learn about the fate of the Children's Health Insurance Program. And we meet Brazilian artist Tony Paraná.

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Full Show: Spike In Teen Pregnancy, And The Good, Bad And Ugly Of The Week’s News (Aug.18, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: A new study suggests a rise in teen pregnancy and birth rates corresponds with funding cuts from the Texas government. We discuss The Good, The Bad And The Ugly of the week’s news. And we tour an exhibit of Islamic art at Houston City Hall.

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The Propeller Group: Elevating the Vietnamese Voice Through Art

Posted on · (Above: The Propeller Group’s “The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music” is one of the films included in the exhibition at the Blaffer Art Museum June 3- Sept. 30. Image Courtesy: The Propeller Group)The Blaffer Museum at the University of Houston is hosting the first major institutional exhibition by an art collective out of […]

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‘Jenny’s Law’ Protects Rape Victims, and DA Kim Ogg Fields Questions: Thursday’s Show (June 15, 2017)

Posted on · Harris County crime victims have more protection now. That’s because of legislation Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed earlier this month. Jenny’s Law is named in honor of a rape survivor who was held in the Harris County Jail in 2015 to ensure her testimony. The law goes into effect Sept 1. On this edition of […]

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Using Children’s Photographs to Beautify Houston Freeways

Posted on · If you’ve driven the Southwest Freeway (aka US 59, aka I-69) south of downtown recently, maybe you’ve noticed a few overpasses are suddenly more colorful. The chain-link fences lining several overpasses have been threaded with bright colorful strips that together create an abstract tapestry. It’s part of a highway beautification project from Houston First Corporation, […]