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Why Do Some Racial Groups Get Screened Less for Breast Cancer?

Posted on · A new study form the Journal of the American College of Radiology says there are significant differences in breast cancer screening rates for racial groups in the U.S. Why? We discuss what’s being done on the local level to address screening deficiencies with Dorothy Gibbons, co-founder and CEO of The Rose, a breast health organization in Houston.

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From Quality to Supply: Conference Focuses on Water for Texas

Posted on · Later this month (Jan. 23-27, 2017), policymakers and conservationists will gather in Austin for the Water for Texas 2017 conference to discuss all things water-related in the state. One of the speakers at the event is Luke Metzger of Environment Texas. He tells us what his main concerns are related to water quality and supply […]

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Texas Water Issues, and Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Screening: Wednesday’s Show (January 11, 2017)

Posted on · Later this month (Jan. 23-27, 2017), policymakers and conservationists will gather in Austin for the Water for Texas 2017 conference to discuss all things water-related in the state. One of the speakers at the event is Luke Metzger of Environment Texas. He tells us what his main concerns are related to water quality and supply […]

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Husband and Wife Team Working Together to Chronicle Nature in Texas

Posted on · Husband and wife duo Gary Clark and Kathy Adams Clark both work to chronicle nature in Texas — but in different ways. Gary uses words, and Kathy uses photographs. Together, they provide both a visual and linguistic glimpse into the beauty of the Lone Star State. Their collaboration has yielded a couple books recently: Backroads of Texas and […]

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What the Civil War Can Teach Us About Treating Today’s Veterans

Posted on · A book from Sam Houston State University Professor Brian Jordan examines the challenges Union veterans faced at the completion of the Civil War, and how those challenges continue for today’s men and women in the armed forces. We revisit our February 2016 conversation with Dr. Jordan about his book, Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their […]

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New Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo Discusses Law Enforcement Issues

Posted on · Mayor Sylvester Turner appointed Art Acevedo as Houston’s new police chief in November. Chief Acevedo has spent over 30 years with law enforcement, including 20 with the California Highway Patrol and most recently ten on Austin’s police force. Now he has become the chief of the country’s fifth-largest police force. Acevedo faces numerous challenges at the […]

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New Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo: Tuesday’s Show (January 10, 2017)

Posted on · Mayor Sylvester Turner appointed Art Acevedo as Houston’s new police chief in November. Chief Acevedo has spent over 30 years with law enforcement, including 20 with the California Highway Patrol and most recently ten on Austin’s police force. Now he has become the chief of the country’s fifth-largest police force. Acevedo faces numerous challenges at the […]

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Texans Advance to Face the Patriots

Posted on · The Texans wil take on the New England Patriots in the second round of the AFC playoffs after defeating the Oakland  Raiders in a Wild Card playoff game at NRG Stadium on Saturday. And the Rockets continued their winning ways on the road and at home We discuss the game and other developments in Houston […]

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Researchers Face Uncertain Times for Government-Funded Programs

Posted on · With a new administration headed to the White House, it’s an uncertain time for researchers in medicine, genetics, disease and many other disciplines that rely on government grants for funding. For instance, President-elect Trump’s pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, suggested in a since-deleted Sept. 9, 2016 Facebook post […]

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What Bills Will the Texas Legislature Prioritize in the 85th Legislative Session?

Posted on · The Texas Legislature is back in session tomorrow (Jan. 10, 2017). Back on the first day bills could be filed for the session, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick released his list of top ten priorities for the session. But what are the legislative priorities for the rest of the state’s lawmakers this session? We get a […]

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Texas Legislature Preview, and Impact of Government Grants on Research: Monday’s Show (January 9, 2017)

Posted on · The Texas Legislature is back in session tomorrow (Jan. 10, 2017). Back on the first day bills could be filed for the session, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick released his list of top ten priorities for the session. But what are the legislative priorities for the rest of the state’s lawmakers this session? On this edition […]

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Renaming Dowling Street, and Houston’s Murder Rate: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of The News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, our panel weighs in on […]

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Local Researcher Making Breakthroughs on Neurological Disorders

Posted on · Dr. Huda  Zoghbi, professor in the departments of pediatrics, molecular and human genetics, neurology and neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine, has had a roller-coaster life. While in medical school in Beirut, civil war forced her to the U.S. Once arriving here, she received her medical degree as a pediatric neurologist from Meharry Medical College […]