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The Judgment of Fools: Stage Production Lets the Audience Give Real-Time Feedback

Posted on · In a democracy, Election Day is the ultimate chance for voters to offer feedback on the performance of their elected officials. And so we thought today would also be a perfect opportunity to tell you about a local theater performance that allows the audience to offer its feedback to the actors…as the show is taking […]

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Molecular Autopsies: The Ethical Challenges of Using DNA to Determine Cause of Death

Posted on · If you’ve seen a few crime shows, you know that when someone dies, an autopsy is often conducted to determine the cause. But sometimes that’s not enough. Now, with advances in genetics, some medical examiners are turning to something called a “molecular autopsy.” To find out what that means – and to learn about the […]

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A Closer Look at the Proposed GE-Baker Hughes Merger

Posted on · Never mind Halliburton, Baker Hughes now is merging with General Electric’s oil and gas division. Loren Steffy joins us to discuss how this merger might be different from the one that didn’t happen. He reminds us who made out well and who didn’t in the previous failed merger, and he helps us to understand why […]

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Ready, Set, Vote: Checking In on Houston Polling Places

Posted on · It’s Election Day — finally! Voters across the region are casting their ballots today for President, Congress, state representatives, judgeships and other offices. HISD voters are considering a proposition over how to pay money to other school districts under the Lone Star State’s recapture policy. Harris County voters are deciding who will serve as Sheriff and […]

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Polling Places and the GE-Baker Hughes Merger: Tuesday’s Show (November 8, 2016)

Posted on · It’s Election Day…finally! On today’s edition of Houston Matters, we check in on several polling places around Greater Houston with our colleagues from News 88.7. Then, we discuss some lingering election issues with Houston Chronicle editorial writer Joe Holley, and News 88.7’s News Director Dave Fehling. Also this hour…

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Rockets Stall, Texans Improve Without Playing, and Astros Make First Offseason Moves

Posted on · While the Houston Texans got the weekend off, the Rockets fell to the Atlanta Hawks 112-97. The Rockets are 3-3 on the young season. To discuss these and other developments in Houston sports, we’re joined as we are most Mondays by Jeff Balke, who writes for the Houston Press and Houstonia.

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Community Health Center Permanently Integrates Mental Health Services

Posted on · Legacy Community Health recently announced it will integrate mental health into its primary care practice to better identify and treat conditions like depression and anxiety. The program started as a temporary plan, but it’s now going to be a permanent part of the community center. To learn more about the changes and the resources the […]

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Didn’t Vote Early? What You Need to Know Before the Ballot Box

Posted on · So you didn’t get a chance to vote early, and you’ve been actively avoiding presidential politics in recent days. But you’d still like a primer on some local races and ballot initiatives before voting. No worries – we’ve got your back. We offer a last-minute Houston election cram session for procrastinators. We walk through some […]