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DuPont One Year Later: Friday’s Show (November 13, 2015)

Sunday marks the one year anniversary of the fatal leak at the DuPont chemical plant in La Porte that killed four workers. We discuss what’s been learned since the accident on today’s Houston Matters, as we talk with Houston Chronicle investigative reporter Lise Olsen. Also this hour: ASQ’s Quality Education Conference and Workshop takes place this […]

Sunday marks the one year anniversary of the fatal leak at the DuPont chemical plant in La Porte that killed four workers. We discuss what’s been learned since the accident on today’s Houston Matters, as we talk with Houston Chronicle investigative reporter Lise Olsen.

Also this hour: ASQ’s Quality Education Conference and Workshop takes place this weekend in Memorial City. Attendees will discuss how to encourage more women to pursue STEM careers (science, technology, engineering, and math) by inspiring more school-aged girls to pursue interests in those subjects. We learn more from former astronaut Dr. Mary Ellen Weber.

Then: 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 a rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. Today, Tamara Tabo, Ty Mahany and Mary Flood discuss teachers and administrators behaving badly on college campuses, a Montrose restaurant handing out “rule cards” to child diners, and a controversy brewing in The Woodlands over a cheerleader’s curly hair.

Plus: If you want to know what Texas sounds like, listen to the music of the late Doug Sahm. He was a musician who could play every form of indigenous form of Texas music authentically, and his connections to Houston run long and deep. There’s a new documentary chronicling Doug’s music called Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic GrooveIt’s being shown as part of the eight-day multi-venue Houston Cinema Arts Festival. News 88.7’s Ed Mayberry talks with director Joe Nick Patoski about Sahm and his music.

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