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Fetal Disposal, Oil and Gas Layoffs, and Blended Families: Thursday’s Show (August 18, 2016)

Posted on · New rules proposed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the state’s Health and Human Services Commission would change the way fetal tissue is disposed of after medical procedures like abortions, requiring burials or cremation instead of long-standing procedures allowing disposal in sanitary landfills. But it would also apply to miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies terminated in […]

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Amid Oil Sector Layoffs, Who Is Hiring in Houston These Days?

Posted on · Amid oil sector layoffs of the past year, we discuss what industries are hiring these days. What qualifications are needed to make a go of it in a new career space? And are there enough jobs to absorb the hit the Greater Houston region is taking? We talk with Tanya Cook, vice president of talent acquisition for Memorial Hermann, […]

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How Are Low Oil Prices Affecting Life in the Energy Corridor?

Posted on · Later this week (Feb. 12, 2016) Dr. Bill Gilmer, director of the Institute for Regional Forecasting at the University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business, will discuss his 2016 economic forecast for West Houston, in a presentation titled, “With Oil Prices Mired, Who Will Come to the Rescue?” He will present this to the Houston […]

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Economic Forecast for 2016: Will Houston Still See Job Growth?

Posted on · The Greater Houston Partnership is unveiling its annual economic outlook and employment forecast at an event today (Dec. 7, 2015). The report provides an outlook for business and job growth in Greater Houston for 2016. Michael Hagerty spoke with the GHP’s Senior Vice President of Research, Patrick Jankowski, and asked the pressing question: despite low […]