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Should HISD Ban Native American Mascots?

Posted on · HISD today may take its first steps towards a policy prohibiting the use of certain Native American mascots and symbols some deem offensive or culturally insensitive. While some consider such representations offensive, others characterize them as symbols of respect. Still others see such labels as political correctness run amok. We’ll discuss.

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Banning Native American Mascots, Charity Scams & City Council Runoffs: Houston Matters for Thurs., Dec. 12, 2013

Posted on · HISD today may take its first steps towards a policy prohibiting the use of certain Native American mascots and symbols some deem offensive or culturally insensitive. While some consider such representations offensive, others characterize them as symbols of respect. Still others see such labels as political correctness run amok. We’ll discuss. Also: ‘Tis the season of giving. […]

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What’s It Take to Be Funny in Houston? Comedians & Improv Artists Discuss

Posted on · We all need a good laugh now and then. But does Houston have enough chuckles to offer six million plus people the punch lines they covet? We’ll talk with a panel of Houston-area comedians about stand-up, improv comedy, and other signs of laughter in H-town. Our panel includes: Comedian Ty Mahany; veteran stand up Andy […]

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Enduring an 80-Mile Commute — Each Way

Posted on · If you don’t have a very long commute to and from work, consider yourself lucky. But, if you’re like the rest of us, sitting in traffic to get from Point A to Point B, we hear you. We understand it can get frustrating and even downright maddening sometimes to get stuck in traffic, waiting…and waiting…and […]

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Do Houstonians Think It’s OK to Drive Drunk?

Posted on · Cities like Chicago and New York don’t have the same numbers of drunk driving incidents and arrests as we have here in Houston. Of course, those cities, though much larger, have more extensive mass transit. But could there be more to it than that? Is it possible that we have developed a culture here in Texas that can, at times, […]

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Addressing Drunk Driving, Houstonians Respond to Typhoon Haiyan, & Houston’s Comedy Scene: Houston Matters for Wed., Dec. 11, 2013

Posted on · Cities like Chicago and New York don’t have the same numbers of drunk driving incidents and arrests as we have here in Houston. Of course, those cities, though much larger, have more extensive mass transit. Chicago has the “L” – a popular elevated train system. And New York City has its own subway system. But could there be more to […]

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Wearable Art: Exhibit Chronicles Years of Intricate Junior Forum Skirts

Posted on · If you’ve ever Googled the phrase “volunteering in Houston,” you’ll find hundreds of organizations that you can connect with. One of the oldest though — and a solely female volunteer group — is the Houston Junior Forum. It’s been around for 67 years with a focus on helping kids and senior Houstonians — all while […]

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What To Do Before Dec. 31 To Make Tax Season Merrier

Posted on · Christopher Bullock once wrote, “Tis impossible to be sure of any thing but Death and Taxes.” We’ll welcome your questions about the latter, and what tax-related decisions you may want to make before the end of the calendar year. Craig Shenkman, CPA, a managing director and partner with UHY Advisors joins us.

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How Will New METRO Red Line Affect Surrounding Communities?

Posted on · METRO’s Red Line will open for service next week. The second light-rail line will add more than five miles to the existing Main Street Line, starting at UH-Downtown and running through Houston’s historic Northside. KUHF Transportation Reporter Gail Delaughter recently took a tour of the new rail line. She joins us to talk about the expansion […]

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Will the Grand Parkway Encourage More Sprawl?

Posted on · It’s elaborate, long-anticipated and years in the making. It’s the Grand Parkway: the loop outside the loop outside the loop which, once completed will be more than 180 miles long, and cross seven different counties in its path around Houston. Proponents say the Grand Parkway will cut down commute time for many drivers traveling in from the […]

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The Grand Parkway, METRO’s Red Line & Year-End Taxes: Houston Matters for Tues., Dec. 10, 2013

Posted on · It’s elaborate, long-anticipated and years in the making. It’s the Grand Parkway: the loop outside the loop outside the loop which, once completed will be more than 180 miles long, and cross seven different counties in its path around Houston. Proponents say the Grand Parkway will cut down commute time for many drivers traveling in from […]

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Sports Monday: Bowl Game Previews & Life After Kubiak

Posted on · The Texans begin the post-Kubiak era, and Texas college football teams are bowl bound, including the University of Houston, Baylor, Texas A&M and the University of Texas. We’ll find out where they’re heading and who they face. And we’ll prepare you for the Rockets’ West Coast trip, with three games in four nights at Portland, […]