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The Benefits of Canned Pumpkin in Your Pet’s Diet and Finding Behavioral Training: Answers to Your Petcare Questions

Posted on · What are the benefits of adopting a senior pet? How does canned pumpkin help pets with dietary issues? And where should a dog owner go to get behavior training for a newly aggressive canine? Dr. Lori Teller, a veterinarian from the Meyerland Animal Clinic, fields those questions and others about the care and feeding of your […]

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SpaceCom Convention Brings Terrestrial and Aerospace Industries Together

Posted on · SpaceCom, a “space commerce” conference and expo takes place in Houston this week (Nov. 15-17, 2016) at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Organizers tout it as an opportunity to “highlight the intersection points between terrestrial industries and the aerospace community.” What are those intersections? We ask Clay Dillow, who’s reporting on the SpaceCom convention […]

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The Task of Tracking Hate Groups and Hates Crimes in Texas

Posted on · The number of hate crimes against Muslims reported to police rose by 67 percent in 2015, according to numbers released by the FBI today (Nov. 14, 2016). And, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there have been more than 200 incidents of hateful harassment and intimidation since Election Day. It’s even led President-elect Donald Trump, […]

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Hate Crimes, SpaceCom and Pet Care: Monday’s Show (November 14, 2016)

Posted on · The number of hate crimes against Muslims reported to police rose by 67 percent in 2015, according to numbers released by the FBI today (Nov. 14, 2016). And, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there have been more than 200 incidents of hateful harassment and intimidation since Election Day. And, according to the Southern Poverty […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Trump’s Slim Win in Texas and Recapture Rejected: The Good, Bad and Ugly of This Week’s 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. On this edition, we discuss the […]

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Happy Friday, and the Good the Bad and the Ugly: Friday’s Show (November 11, 2016)

Posted on · Every once in a while, after a period of serious, heavy – okay, let’s face it, even occasionally depressing news, we like to take some time out to give you the opportunity to focus on the good news in your life. It could be about your personal life, about your friends or family, about that […]

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Houston Based Rapper Z-Ro Asks Law Enforcement and the African-American Community to Be Accountable

Posted on · After the shootings of law enforcement officers in Dallas last July (July 7, 2016), Houston-based rapper Joseph Wayne McVey — better known by his stage name Z-Ro — was inspired to write a song called No Justice No Peace. Despite what it might sound like, the rapper calls not only for more police accountability, but also […]

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A Closer Look at Election 2016 Results

Posted on · Houston Matters host Craig Cohen and University of Houston political scientist Brandon Rottinghaus discuss the results of Tuesday’s election, both nationally and locally. Among the topics discussed: the Presidential race, Congress, voter turnout, voter ID, Harris County Sheriff and District Attorney election results, HISD’s Proposition 1 (recapture), a few compelling state house races, and the […]

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Election Wrap, Jon Meacham, and Z-Ro: Wednesday’s Show (November 9, 2016)

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, host Craig Cohen and University of Houston political scientist Brandon Rottinghaus discuss the results of Tuesday’s election, both nationally and locally. Among the topics discussed: the Presidential race, Congress, voter turnout, voter ID, Harris County Sheriff and District Attorney election results, HISD’s Proposition 1 (recapture), a few compelling state […]

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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 […]