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Houston Heat, Epilepsy & Magnolia City: Houston Matters for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Houston Independent School District Tuesday announced new mascots for four schools that previously had mascots with Native American or historically insensitive ties. On today’s Houston Matters: News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee tells us what the new mascots will be and about the process that determined them. Then: Whether it’s felt like it or […]

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The Houston Independent School District Tuesday announced new mascots for four schools that previously had mascots with Native American or historically insensitive ties. On today’s Houston Matters: News 88.7 education reporter Laura Isensee tells us what the new mascots will be and about the process that determined them.

Then: Whether it’s felt like it or not the last couple days, hot weather is coming. The months-long ordeal that is Houston heat and humidity will be here soon. So how does the heat in Houston change our daily habits and routines? How do you cope with the heat? And are there any activities or chores you’re trying to squeeze in these next few weeks before the heat becomes more intense? We discuss the bad – and even the good – parts of Houston heat on the eve of its arrival.

Plus: We hear a lot about autism, MS and Parkinson’s disease. But there’s a neurological disorder more common then all of them combined – epilepsy. We discuss the resources for dealing with the disorder here in Houston.

And a new novel is being described as Downton Abbey set in Houston. We talk to the author of Magnolia City.

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