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Houston Matters Weekend for October 22, 2016

Posted on · The NFL is working to curb domestic violence by partnering with an organization called A Call to Men, which teaches “healthy, respectful manhood.” The group’s CEO, Tony Porter, and Troy Vincent, a former NFL player and the league’s executive vice president, are in town to talk about the program. On this edition of Houston Matters […]

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True Crime Author Examines the Infamous Texas Stiletto Murder

Posted on · You might recall a rather unusual murder case that made headlines in 2013. University of Houston professor Stefan Andersson was killed with a high-heel, stiletto shoe by his former girlfriend Ana Trujillo. True crime writer Kathryn Casey has written an account of the case called Possessed: The Infamous Texas Stiletto Murder. She tells Houston Matters […]

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A Call to Men: NFL Hopes to Curb Domestic Violence By Teaching ‘Healthy Manhood’

Posted on · The NFL is working to curb domestic violence by partnering with an organization called A Call to Men, which teaches “healthy, respectful manhood.” The group’s CEO, Tony Porter, and Troy Vincent, a former NFL player and the league’s executive vice president, are in town to talk about the program. They joined Houston Matters producer Paige Phelps to talk […]

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Candidate Interview With Sheriff Ron Hickman: Tuesday’s Show (October 4, 2016)

Posted on · The November election is just over a month away, and early voting starts in less than a month. In these final weeks, we’ve been devoting time to two key races in Harris County, for Sheriff and District Attorney, and offering you a chance to talk directly with candidates vying for your vote. On today’s edition of […]

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Domestic Abuse Victims Face Challenges Finding Safe Housing

Posted on · We recently chronicled the challenges inherent in establishing affordable housing in Houston. Similar complications play out for projects devoted to establishing spaces for victims of domestic violence. Back in July, the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs approved proposed plans for a low-income apartment complex in Fort Bend County. Some nearby residents oppose the […]

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Jailed Witness and Domestic Abuse Housing: Tuesday’s Show (September 6, 2016)

Posted on · Last December, a rape victim was housed for nearly a month at the Harris County Jail in order to ensure she would testify against a serial rapist who assaulted her. The prosecutor concluded it was the only viable option after she suffered a mental breakdown on the witness stand. Now the woman is suing the […]

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Coaching Boys Into Men

Posted on · We learn about a program called “Coaching Boys in Men,” which trains high school athletic coaches to teach and mentor their young athletes to have healthy relationships in order to reduce domestic violence and sexual assault. Sherri Kendall, CEO of AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse), tells us more. MORE: How Communities of Faith Can […]

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How Communities of Faith Can Help Victims of Domestic Violence

Posted on · On Wednesday, Houston’s Depelchin Children’s Center will be the site of Partnering in Faith: A Multi-Faith Summit on Domestic Violence. Organizers say many Houstonians turn to religious leaders for support and guidance amid incidents of domestic violence. We discuss why, and what support faith leaders can offer. We talk with Sherri Kendall, the CEO of Aid to Victims […]

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Bill King Mayoral Candidate Interview: Tuesday’s Show (September 1, 2015)

Posted on · On Tuesdays through Sept. 22, 2015, we offer you a chance to speak directly with the major candidates running to be the next mayor of the City of Houston. We continue on this edition with former Kemah mayor and Houston Chronicle columnist Bill King. The Houston native is an attorney and businessman. He served two terms as mayor of […]