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The Science of Comas, and Does Political Rhetoric Incite Violence? Monday’s Show (June 26, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: American student Otto Warmbier is presented to reporters in Pyongyang, North Korea in Feb. 2016. Warmbier was returned the US in a coma before passing away June 19, 2017. Photo: Kim Kwang Hyon/AP)American college student Otto Warmbier died last week (June 19, 2017) after being returned to the US following his detention in North Korea for […]

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Houston’s Korean Population Weighs in On Growing Tensions with the West

Posted on · (Above: Artist Lauren Hana Chai speaks at the Korean Community Center Houston during an exhibition of her work called “A Search for Self.” Chai is of Korean descent and some of her work aims to raise awareness of the human rights issues in North Korea. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media) North Korea and the United […]

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Effect of Paris Climate Decision on Houston Energy, and Koreans in Houston: Friday’s Show (June 2, 2017)

Posted on · Pres. Donald Trump’s decision Thursday (June 1, 2017) to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord may have instant geopolitical impact, but what about on the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the climate we have here in Houston today and in the future? On this edition of Houston Matters, we […]

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Gerrymandering Ruling, Superbugs, and Sgt. Pepper: Thursday’s Show (June 1, 2017)

Posted on · Gerrymandering is the process by which congressional districts are drawn in a way that heavily favors one party over the other. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that North Carolina had violated the Constitution by doing this very thing — drawing district lines according to race. After similar rulings in Alabama and Virginia, could Texas […]

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Political Roundup: The Comey Memo and What Trump Shared With the Russians

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political round up and analysis of national, state and local political stories. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss the latest on reports that fired FBI Director James Comey wrote a memo recounting President Trump asking him to shut down the Bureau’s investigation into the President’s former national security […]

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Understanding the Situation with North Korea, and Sandy Phan-Gillis Update: Tuesday’s Show (May 16, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is shown on a TV at the Seoul Railway Station in South Korea on Sunday, May 14, 2017. Photo: Ahn Young-joon |AP) North Korea and the U.S. have been antagonistic since the 1950s and the Korean War — and it’s never really seemed to cool down in the past […]

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Political Roundup: Funding the Government, and Pension Legislation

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. This week, we discuss everything from Congress reaching a deal to fund the government, to President Trump and North Korea, and the latest attempt to pass a health care bill. Also we look at several issues in the […]