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Corporal Punishment, Cybersecurity and Turning Recycling Trucks into Art: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

The case of NFL star Adrian Peterson being accused of child abuse has brought the topic of corporal punishment to the minds of the nation and many in Greater Houston. Many have criticized his alleged actions — but plenty have defended him saying they were also hit by their parents growing up. On this edition […]

The case of NFL star Adrian Peterson being accused of child abuse has brought the topic of corporal punishment to the minds of the nation and many in Greater Houston. Many have criticized his alleged actions — but plenty have defended him saying they were also hit by their parents growing up.

On this edition of Houston Matters we discuss the role of corporal punishment in the home and in schools. Is corporal punishment a relic of a by-gone era, or is it still a relevant and needed tool for parents and educators?

We hear from a state representative who advocates for the use of corporal punishment along with a licensed clinical social worker and a psychologist who advocate against it.

Plus: The Greater Houston Partnership holds its annual Cybersecurity Forum on Thursday. It's a gathering of experts and business leaders to discuss how agencies, businesses and organizations can protect themselves against cyber attacks. We discuss the new set of national standards for cybersecurity that were created earlier this year.

And perhaps you’ve noticed something different about the recycling truck as its rumbled through your neighborhood lately. Six trucks in the Houston fleet have been redecorated with original artworks by local artists. We learn more from the Houston Arts Alliance.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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