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Answers to Your Questions About Sleep and Sleep Disorders

Posted on · Did you get enough sleep last night? One in three adults don’t get enough sleep. Why is sleep so important, anyway? The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society insist that sleeping less than seven hours per day is associated with an increased risk of developing chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, high blood […]

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Sleep Disorders, and an Exclusive with Gerald Hines: Thursday’s Show (January 5, 2017)

Posted on · Did you get enough sleep last night? One in three adults don’t get enough sleep. Why is sleep so important, anyway? The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society insist that sleeping less than seven hours per day is associated with an increased risk of developing chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, high blood […]

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Responding to Hate on the Web

Posted on · Reading about a shadowy group harassing someone online seems very removed from the real world – until it happens to you or someone you love. A new report from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) offers new, clearer insight into what “cyberhate” actually is — from seeds in terrorism, to hacking, to anti-semetic targeting to online bullying. They aimed […]

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Designs That Will Make Streets Safe for Pedestrians

Posted on · It seems a week doesn’t go by that we don’t hear about another pedestrian fatality somewhere in Greater Houston. In fact, according to an article in the Insurance Journal as of Nov. 2016, Houston pedestrians who have been struck and killed by cars has risen over 31 percent. HPD admits that’s higher than the total for all of […]

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Pedestrian Safety, and Finding Healthy Food When Eating Out: Wednesday’s Show (January 4, 2017)

Posted on · It seems a week doesn’t go by that we don’t hear about another pedestrian fatality somewhere in Greater Houston. In fact, according to an article in the Insurance Journal as of Nov. 2016, Houston pedestrians  who have been struck and killed by cars has risen over 31 percent,  HPD admits thats higher than the total for all […]

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Houston Matters 2016 Highlights: Thursday’s Show (December 22, 2016)

Posted on · On this special edition of Houston Matters, we listen back to some highlights from 2016, focusing on reports members of the Houston Matters team are most proud of and why. We begin with Paige Phelps’ coverage of ongoing concerns (and a recent lawsuit) over noise from the outdoor stage at White Oak Music Hall. Also: […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Something Good, Something Bad and Something Ugly About 2016

Posted on · A lot can happen in a year. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. On today’s special edition of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, we turn to panelists Joe Holley, Marcus Davis and Natalie Arceneaux to each share something good, something bad and something ugly that occurred […]

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Rules of the Road: Surviving Holiday Traffic in Houston

Posted on · Tailgating, speeding, changing lanes without signaling — do you see these offenses increase around the holidays? More than 7 million Texans are going to hit the road for holiday travel this year, according to AAA Texas. And while Houstonians are no strangers to traffic, no matter when you hit the road it’s still a good […]

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Planned Parenthood Cut from Medicaid, and The Good, Bad and Ugly of 2016: Wednesday’s Show (December 21, 2016)

Posted on · The Texas Health and Human Services Commission delivered a final legal notice to defund Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid program. In a provision under the state and federal law pertaining to Medicaid providers, the Office of the Inspector General wrote that the group is “not qualified to provide medical services in a professionally competent, safe, […]

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Comedy Concert Benefits Veterans and Their Service Dogs

Posted on · Some things in this world are incredibly complicated. Others are simple. Take military veterans and mental health. We don’t always know when a veteran is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Some seek out help from the V.A. (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs) only to experience delays. Some struggle so much they end up homeless. Others […]

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Many Factors Delayed Repair Of Hundreds of Ike-Damaged Roofs In Houston For Years

Posted on · Back in 2008, Hurricane Ike damaged thousands of homes as it swept across the Houston region. Eight years later, hundreds of properties have still not been repaired. Many can be identified by the blue tarps on their roofs. There are many factors causing delays on repairing these roofs. It’s a complicated issue. And some of […]

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Answers to Your Year-End Tax Questions

Posted on · Between now and the end of the calendar year, you may have some decisions to make about your taxes — from tax-deductible charitable gifts, to transactions with tax implications, to financial transfers from one type of account to another. The financial moves you make between now and the end of the month can impact the […]