Town Square

The famous “Doll Test” and understanding racial identity

Posted on · The "Doll Test" was a psychological study conducted to test the racial perceptions of young children that proved to be crucial for understanding segregation's effect on black children.

Houston Matters

School library policies, and the week in politics (Sept. 28, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: We learn how Katy ISD officials revised the district's library policies this week, including how it responds to complaints about books. And we discuss the latest developments in politics in our weekly roundup.

Houston Matters

An early uptick in flu cases, and how ‘The West Wing’ influenced real-life politics (Sept. 27, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: We learn why Houston is seeing an early uptick in flu cases. And the television series The West Wing inspired a whole generation to engage in the world of politics, but did it establish unrealistic expectations?