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Looking for Minorities in Clinical Trials

Posted on The medical community is making a renewed effort to reach out to minorities and women to take part in clinical trials. Houston Public Radio’s Capella Tucker reports. It’s an issue the medical community has been grappling with for some time: How to get diverse populations involved in clinical trials. It helps answer a basic question […]

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Monday AM May 7th, 2007

Posted on International Association of Ports and Harbors concludes week-long meeting in Houston…Congressman introduces bill putting Veteran Affairs bonuses on hold until disability benefits backlog is cleared… The International Association of Ports and Harbors 25th World Ports Conference in Houston was a chance for participants to discuss issues and acquaint themselves with the latest port and maritime […]

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Former Ambassador Discusses Venezuelan Oil Fields

Posted on Venezeula took control of oil fields and refineries last week from foreign oil companies processing crude in the Orinoco River Basin. The government of Hugo Chavez has been negotiating with the major oil campanies for new terms under which they might still stay involved. But as Houston Public Radio’s Ed Mayberry reports, one former U.S. […]

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Young Entrepreneurs Squeeze Life

Posted on More than 2,600 kids in and around Houston spent a few hours Sunday afternoon learning how to start and run a small business. As Houston Public Radio’s Rod Rice reports, they were taking part in Houston’s first Lemonade Day. Lemonade Day in Houston is a project of Prepared 4 Life, a non-profit after school program […]

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Monday PM May 7th, 2007

Posted on Gasoline prices may have peaked…FutureGen bill approved by Texas House; back to the Senate…Chief minister of state of Maharashtra in India blames failed Enron Dabhol power project for power crisis… There could be some good news on the horizon when it comes to gas prices. Analysts say there are signs the rising prices may be […]

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WiFi Device Could Take Health Care Home

Posted on As Houston gets ready for what could be one of the largest urban wireless internet networks in the nation, local researchers say they’re testing ways to use wifi connections to monitor heart patients with chronic conditions in their homes. Houston Public Radio’s Jack Williams reports. Dr. Clifford Dacso is the executive director of the Abramson […]

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What Can Brown Do For The Air? UPS Rolls Out Hybrid Trucks

Posted on Some of those familiar brown UPS trucks you see around town are now more fuel efficient and easier on the environment. As Houston Public Radio’s Jack Williams found out at a UPS distribution center in Stafford, new hybrid trucks are ready to hit the streets. It might be hard for you to tell the difference […]

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Friday AM May 4th, 2007

Posted on Speed recruiting event for engineers set for Saturday…Fewer Americans filing first-time claims for jobless benefits; Monster Employment Index says pace of online job recruiting picking up…Oil prices on the rise amid reports of attacks on oil workers in Nigeria… The international engineering staffing firm EPCglobal is staging another speed recruiting event for the oil and […]

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Friday PM May 4th, 2007

Posted on Gasoline prices continue upward climb…Employers adding fewer jobs than expected…KBR income rises 7.7 percent in its first quarter since splitting from Halliburton… The retail gasoline price spike resumed in earnest this week in Texas after a marginal increase last week. The weekly AAA Texas Gas Price Survey finds retail prices of regular-grade gasoline rose an […]

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Blood Center Lowers Minimum Age

Posted on The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center — always looking for ways to attract blood donors — has lowered the minimum age to give blood to 16. Houston Public Radio’s Jim Bell reports. Blood centers all over the country have accepted 17 year olds as blood donors for years, and many also allow 16 year olds […]

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Thursday AM May 3rd, 2007

Posted on Offshore Technology Conference brings international visitors to Houston…Blockbuster’s first-quarter loss widens amid tough in-store rental market and investment in online rental program… This is the final day of the Offshore Technology Conference at Reliant Park. The exhibition of the latest products and services is always a large part of OTC, with companies from countries around […]

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Thursday PM May 3rd, 2007

Posted on Venezuela threatens holdout ConocoPhillips while taking control of country’s most promising oil fields…BP internal report on deadly 2005 Texas City refinery explosion recommends dismissal of four top managers…Harris County jury convicts former Texas Southern University finance chief of misusing public funds… Venezuela’s oil minister said today that Houston-based ConocoPhillips will be thrown out of the […]

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Houstonians Gather to Pray

Posted on People of faith across the country are celebrating the National Day of Prayer. As Houston Public Radio’s Laurie Johnson reports, a number of people gathered downtown to pray, including Houston’s mayor. Jones Plaza was filled with the sounds of what organizers termed a prayer concert. The Salvation Army Harbor Light Choir opened the event with […]

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Local Reservists To Get Army Award For Service in Iraq

Posted on A group of local Army Civil Affairs Reservists assigned to the war-torn city of Fallujah in Iraq will be awarded one of the military’s highest honors this weekend, the Valorous Unit Award. As Houston Public Radio’s Jack Williams reports, the citizen-soldiers say they’re honored but have mixed feelings about their time in Iraq. Jude Griggs, […]

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Crime and Immigration Worry Houstonians

Posted on Houstonian’s concerns about crime and immigration are on the rise. The annual Houston Area Survey also shows people’s desire for a cleaner environment and better healthcare coverage. But as Houston Public Radio’s Capella Tucker reports, putting people’s opinions into policy is another matter. The Houston Area Survey by Rice University Sociology Professor Stephen Klineberg has […]